Users of “Adium”:http://adiumx.com/ have “reported”:http://forums.cocoaforge.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=19137 being denied access to their MSN account. Most who are using the latest 1.3.2 released version or the 1.3.3 beta version couldn’t log into their MSN account. Looking at my Adium Debug Log shows the error: “Unable to retrieve MSN Address Book”.
A “support ticket”:http://trac.adiumx.com/ticket/11568 was created and we probably have to wait for an update to solve the problem. In the mean time, you can still use Microsoft’s own “Messenger for Mac”:http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/messenger/default.mspx.
Official “word”:http://adiumx.com/blog/2009/01/msn-rejecting-adium-132-connections/ about the problem:
bq.. 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…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.
p. Let’s hope they sort this out quickly.
update – which someone did. There’s also an update to the software available.