MSN rejecting Adium 1.3.2 connections

Starting at about 20:00 PST tonight (January 11), Microsoft’s servers have stopped accepting logins from clients that use version 15 of the protocol, including Adium 1.3.2. The Debug Window in debug and beta versions of Adium reveals that their server is failing to find a certificate that it needs when Libpurple attempts to retrieve your MSN Address Book.

In case you’re wondering, this also affects Pidgin, which means it’s definitely not an Adium problem.

There are two ways to connect:

  • Use , the official client.
  • Use Adium 1.3.1, the previous version of Adium.

We’re not sure whether this is a temporary server problem or a permanent change that will break P15-using Libpurple-based clients (including Adium 1.3.2) until a future Libpurple release. If it turns out to be the latter, we’ll almost certainly include that Libpurple update in our next 1.3.3 beta.


  1. HEY GUYS!
    It works again!
    Looks like those in MSN has figured out someway to fix it.

    Glad it works again.

  2. Alguien podría explicarme por favor que está pasando en ESPAÑOL. Gracias!

    someone can tell me what is happening, but in spanish, please. thank you!

  3. Estimada Flor:

    Aparentmente, Microsoft hizo “algo” que no se comunicaba bien con el nuevo protocolo de MSN que Adium 1.3.2 utiliza para conectarse a los servidores de MSN. Esto ocasionó que Adium 1.3.2 no se pudiera conectar a MSN, generando un error al recuperar la lista de contactos del servidor de MSN.

    La solución inmediata para superar esta inconveniencia era instalar Adium 1.3.1, que utiliza aún el protocolo anterior y que no generaba problemas para conectarse a MSN. Pero creo que ya no hay necesidad de procuparse por todo esto, ya que MSN parece haber arreglado el problema y Adium 1.3.2. ya se puede conectar a MSN.

  4. Hola. Flor. No te preocupes. Adium ya está funcionando nuevamente.
    Don’t worry Flor. Adium is working again.

  5. Gracias Guillermo y Werner!!

  6. 1.3.2,1.3.3b2 from Russia & Ukraina not work

  7. USSR not work =)

  8. 1.3.2 and 1.3.3 b3 and b4 are still failing to work from Shanghai, China.
    Problem seems to be when “Retrieving Friend List”.
    Problem has been going on for several weeks now without any improvement.

    The only solution thus far is to launch Adium 1.3.1

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