Adium connection errors

If Adium has been failing for you lately with "Could not send; a connection error occurred.", look here and here. Rumour is that M$ tweaked their IM protocol, breaking all clients that rely on things like this to implement connectivity with their MSN servers.

There are a few workarounds for the moment, one being to disable cryptographic extensions, another one being to disable connectivity over HTTP to the MSN server. YMMV though from what i've gathered on some mailing lists. Your best bet is to wait until Pidgin incorporates the protocol change so that downstream clients like Adium will work again without change.

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