Skip to main content

MSN Hotmail accounts not connecting using Pidgin, getting "Connection error from Notification server: Connection timed out" message

Are you not able to connect your MSN / Hotmail chat account using Pidgin software or  getting "Connection error from Notification server: Connection timed out" message in response?

For last few weeks I was getting following messages when ever I try to connect hotmail (MSN) account using Pidgin chat software. The following were the messages I received as response.

  • Connection error from Notification server: Connection timed out
  • Connection error from Notification server: Connection Refused

This problem was shown in both windows and linux machines.

Reason :Here the problem is your network is not allowing a connection to "" on port 1863.

Solution : To fix this issue try this: Modify your MSN account configuration by ticking the "Use HTTP method" in Advanced settings. Instructions are given below.

  1. Click on the "Accounts" Tab of your Pidgin interface.
  2. Select "Manage accounts" option.
  3. Select the hotmail account from the list of chat accounts.
  4. Click on the "Modify" button. This will open the settings for the MSN account.
  5. Click on "Advanced" Tab
  6. Tick the "Use HTTP method" option and Save settings

In some cases it is noted that some chat contents are losed when trying using HTTP method, also some mail notifications are missing.

Recommenced option
The best solution for this is using Windows live messenger and it works fine and effectively works around such LAN based blocking of MSN traffic.

"Your MSN buddy list is temporarily unavailable" displayed when try to connect hotmail account using Pidgin
Pidgin Error : Your MSN buddy list is temporarily unavailable. Please wait and try again. How to fix this?
You may have noticed that, even though such MSN connect issues happens, you may be able to connect to other chat accounts....      Read more

Popular posts from this blog

How to apply for a new ration card and what are the documents required?

List of documents required for new ration card application in Kerala and how to apply

Application for a new ration card should be addressed to Taluk Supply Officer (TSO) / City Rationing Officer (CRO) of applicant's residing area.

Primary document required are Residence certificate, Income certificate and incase the applicant's name is in another ration card then he/she should submit the reduction certificate ontained from previous TSO / CRO as proof for removing his/her name from old Ration card.

You can get the new application from your currently residing Taluk Supply Office.

Payback Points - How to redeem - How to merge multiple payback accounts - Block Payback card - Payback customer care

Joomla and Forum Integration - Integrating Forums to Joomla

Joomla is one of the most popular CMS opensource packages. It is very easier to develop website's using Joomla. You just need to download Joomla package from Joomla's Official website  and install it on your domain and later adding customizations to templates and feature and Your website is ready :). Now a days most websites provides a forum section for it users for discussing various article topics, gathering opinions etc.

Following are some best know forum opensource packages which can be integrated with Joomla and create a new forum experience for users

Urgent Openings for PHP trainees, Andriod / IOS developers and PHP developers in Kochi Trivandrum Calicut and Bangalore. Please Send Your updated resumes to   Read more »
Search This Blog