MSN & Hotmail conflict

Asked by Niall Deacon

Hi folks, I've been using Empathy for 18 months now and until the last week or two everything has gone fine. I normally leave a Firefox tab at work logged in to Hotmail and run Empathy on my laptop at home connecting to multiple accounts including an MSN one. In the last few weeks when I've logged on to Empathy it as failed to connect to MSN and returns "Name in Use". The solution I found was to navigate away from Hotmail on my machine at work, after that MSN worked fine. I have checked and even though there is an option to login to MSN from a Hotmail window I have never selected it and logging in and out of MSN on the Hotmail window does nothing.

Is there any way to fix this without a workaround? The problem only began in the last week or two.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Is there a bug logged?

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Niall Deacon (nialldeacon) said :

I couldn't find one. Should I submit it?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I suggest you do. It may be a simple limitation of the service or there may be a workaround

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