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MSN:MAC problems

6612 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2008 11:39 PM by Bob.by RSS
jonpollock Calculating status...
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Aug 5, 2008 11:01 AM
i searched and couldn't find anything about this on here.

i use msn for mac, it was working fine on saturday, but when i woke up on sunday morning it just wont connect, all it says is "not connecting to the service, the service may be unavailable or you may not be connected to the internet". I use aMSN and mercury and neither of them work, they all say they cant connect, is anyone else having this problem? or just me?

it works perfectly fine on web based messenger so its obviously not my password thats the problem.

any help would be appreciated.
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Apple a day Calculating status...
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    Aug 6, 2008 9:10 AM (in response to jonpollock)
    Try
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.mspx?pid=Mactopia_Messenger&fid=E3F79AE4- 7B7C-42AB-89C0-EC5F513C24F3#viewer

    The current version of MSN Messenger for mac (from Microsoft) is 7.0.1

    It does not have as many features as the others tho.
    MacBook Pro Intel, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Ibbo_uk Calculating status...
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    Aug 8, 2008 4:16 AM (in response to jonpollock)
    Hi Jon,

    Just replying as I'm having the exact same problem as you.

    When I try and use MSN, AMSN (and even tried installing the new MSN 7), all with the same "not connecting to the service, the service may be unavailable or you may not be connected to the internet" message. BUT, I can use MSN and AMSN (logging into the same MSN account) on a different mac....

    Both macs are using MSN 6 (and now 7), the same version of AMSN, and running 10.4.9.

    Anyone got a solution...?
    G4, G5, iMac, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Cocatriz Calculating status...
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    Aug 13, 2008 2:52 PM (in response to Ibbo_uk)
    Hy there, I have one similar problem.

    - My Messenger or any other software works fine on my OSX at my home.

    BUT.

    When I'm at work, I can't use ANY software doesn't matter the configuration, I've tried all then, and all configurations.

    The Funniest Thing, I need to use my Fusion at my Bootcamp windows to use the Messenger, It's very frustrating that the only thing that I'm not able to use on Mac OS is the Messenger.

    I've tried meebo also to check Web based Chats and it works fine.

    I hope somebody here can give us a good explanation.
    Macbook Pro 2.4 4gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Cocatriz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 13, 2008 3:06 PM (in response to Cocatriz)
    amsn-0-97-final2-1.dmg

    This version, has one option to connect using the HTTP and it's fixed.

    And it works fine.

    A small explanation that I found, it's because somehow the MSN for Windows redirect from any port for a Http one, and the Mac wich uses the port 1863 can have some problems.

    This aMSN that is a clone over the msn has the option to use http conection that works fine.

    sorry about the very simple explanation.
    I hope the developers from msn can fix it, until there I will stick on the community side.
    Macbook Pro 2.4 4gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Cocatriz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2008 6:00 AM (in response to Cocatriz)
    The Http solution over aMSN doesn't work anymore due a change in the MSN protocol.

    I'm checking both foruns every day, any change here or there I keep it updated.
    Macbook Pro 2.4 4gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Christopher Hainstock Calculating status...
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    Sep 19, 2008 1:40 PM (in response to Cocatriz)
    has anyone solved the amsn not working problem?

    I cant get aMSN or MSN to work. With aMSN I can connect OK but when I try to chat I get the message
    "The following message could not be delivered:"
  • Wim F Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2008 7:14 AM (in response to Christopher Hainstock)
    I had the same 'problem'.

    You can switch between personal and business-account. Mine was set to business without me knowing and that wouldn't work. Click and hold on the MSN icon in the dock and switch to personal account. This solved it.

    Regards, Wim F
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), -
  • xnowimcoolx Calculating status...
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    Oct 15, 2008 4:48 PM (in response to Wim F)
    For Peergaurdian users:

    I had issues with this then I realized that I had peergaurdian running with 'microsoft' checked to be blocked. Unchecked 'Microsoft' and MSN:Mac and Adium worked like a charm.
    Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • applemacosx Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2008 1:59 AM (in response to xnowimcoolx)
    Thanks man, Ive been having alot of trouble getting into msn and although I love macs my friends and family use windows, so I keep in contact with them on MSN IM. I also had peer guardian and after reading what you wrote noticed I had microsoft checked also, after unchecking it MSN worked perfectly thanks for the advice.
    Imac G4, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • edumom Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2008 2:12 PM (in response to xnowimcoolx)
    HI Where do i ind out if I have a peer gaurdian running?
    thanks
    imac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Bob.by Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2008 11:39 PM (in response to xnowimcoolx)
    I have met this problem alsoo... just suddenly msn cannt worked==
    so it is still not working now.. I mean on others' macbook?
    MACBOOK, Mac OS X (10.5.5)

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