empathy connect to msn (hotmail)

Clint Dilks clintd at scms.waikato.ac.nz
Thu Jul 29 00:34:22 UTC 2010

On 29/07/10 12:27, L wrote:
> hi
> I use empathy as IM to connect to gmail and msn (hotmail) accounts.
> Use this laptop, I connect to both at work place, but at home(using
> TPG adsl2+). I can't connect to the msn account. the settings are the
> same. there is not many options for empathy to coonect to msn
> server messenger.hotmail.com
> port 1863
> anywhere to look for fix.
> by the way, at the home network, it's ok to connect to the same msn
> account using pidgin.
> best
> Y
Hi Your home network will be using Nat and perhaps this is not working 
correctly.  You could manually set up a rule that forwards all incoming 
traffic on port 1863 to your machines internal ip address:1863 and see 
if that helps. :)

If you are unsure how to do this your asdl router probably has a web 
interface you can connect to, connect to this and look for anything that 
seems to relate to port forwarding.

Have a nice day

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