pidgin not connecting to msn messenger: Connection error from Notification server: Unable to connect

Asked by Trialz_TT

Binary package hint: pidgin

Pidgin 2.5.5
Expected to connect to MSN messenger
Got this instead: Connection error from Notification server: Unable to connect
Not able to use aMSN either.

Was able to use both aMSN and Pidgin in Intrepid Ibex...since upgrade....problems

Skype works...hope this help

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/pidgin
Package: pidgin 1:2.5.5-1ubuntu8
SourcePackage: pidgin
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic i686

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Trialz_TT (trialz) said :
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) said :

the issue seems rather a connection or server one since different client have the issue and not other users, changing to a question rather than a bug

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dongatto (dongatto) said :

The very same problem applies to a friend of mine using an Acer Aspire 5715Z.

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fgysin (flo-g) said :

Got exactly the same problem:

After updating from 8.10 to 9.04 pidgin is not working properly anymore.
I can start it up, but none of my accounts is able to connect. I got ICQ and MSN.

The errors I get are:
"Could not connect to authentication server: Access denied: HTTP proxy server forbids port 5190 tunneling." for ICQ
"Connection error from Notification server: Unable to connect" for MSN respectively.

Allthough this looks like a proxy problem it is most definitely not:
a) I did not change proxy settings.
b) A colleague has his PC right next to mine, is sitting on the same subnet (and proxy) and has no problems with the same proxy settings - all is working fine with his pidgin accounts. He still uses Ubuntu 8.04 though.

I tried to purge and reinstall pidgin, but it didn't help. Any suggestions?

PS: I kind of did not manage to really purge Pidgin with all its data from my system. I installed it a while ago with apt-get and now killed it with apt-get remove --purge. Then I deleted the ~.purble folder and the remaining folders in /urs/lib. But still, after a new fresh install Pidigin has magically added my two accounts allready. How can this be? Where the hell does Pidgin save its user data?

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