Ubuntu – Problems Connecting MSN with empathy


I don't know if I am the only one with this bug, but I can't use my MSN account with a freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 with Empathy. It used to work with my Arch Linux, but now with Ubuntu, it continuously tries to connect but nothing happens.

How can I solve this problem?

Best Answer

Without uninstalling anything, you can fix this by changing a line in the file /usr/share/pyshared/papyon/service/description/AB/__init__.py.

Edit it as root by running:

sudo -H gedit /usr/share/pyshared/papyon/service/description/AB/__init__.py

Change line 23 from this:

url = "http://contacts.msn.com/abservice/abservice.asmx"

To this:

url = "https://local-bay.contacts.msn.com/abservice/abservice.asmx"

Or to this:

url = "https://local-sn.contacts.msn.com/abservice/abservice.asmx"

Reboot and test it, it's working for me!