MSN Chat Nickname is mail address instead of nick

Asked by Jacques Stadler

Binary package hint: pidgin

When I enter Chatroom in MSN, my name is always shown as the E-Mail address I used to sign in, instead of the Nickname I use for MSN.
This looks crapy.

Using Ubuntu 8.04 Release: 8.04

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Jun 9 12:23:03 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: pidgin 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
SourcePackage: pidgin
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-18-generic i686

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Jacques Stadler (jacques-stadler) said :
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Marlon Cisternas Milla (mcisternas-deactivatedaccount) said :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see .

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David BalaĹžic (xerces8) said :

This is a known issue with Pidgin.
Look around on their home page for status of it.

The exact issue is tracked at

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