This doesn't make sense (MSN messenger works at home, not college)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Snowbaby213, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Snowbaby213 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, so I don't know where to start. I thought you guys could put some light on this. MSN messenger works at home, but at college it won't connect at all. It use to connect three days ago, but now it won't even sign in. Adium won't even stay signed in. Is there ways to get through this? I know that with Windows, I can get onto MSN.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Did it ever work at college? If not, the port may be blocked.
     
  3. Snowbaby213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it did work at college for two weeks. Now, it doesn't work. I did upgrade to Leopard, but I doubt that has to do with anything? She had to manually add my computer to get the internet though. :rolleyes:
     
  4. fm2503 macrumors member

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    So likely there is a firewall of some sort. Windows inherits the proxy settings from IE and tunnels the MSN connection through HTTP. Messenger for MAC (at least version 7 upwards) can do the same thing, so configure it to use the right proxy server.

    It doesn't work with _all_ proxy servers mind you, but it does with most.
     

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