Pidgin Certificate Error With MSN

Nice going Pidgin. Seriously, what the hell?

When I logged into my MSN profile from Pidgin, I got this:

Unable to validate certificate

Looked like an SSL error, which I confirmed with Goggles. I mean Googles. I mean Google.

Here’s how to fix it:
1. Open Pidgin. Go to Tools / Certificates and you should see omega.contacts.msn.com. Delete it.
2. Then go to https://omega.contacts.msn.com . You’ll get an error on the page, but don’t worry. Just double click on the certificate icon and export the file to your Desktop or wherever.
3. Then go back into Pidgin and go to Tools / Certificates and Add it via the Certificate Manager.

It should work now. Yay.

Anyway, it’s a known bug and you can find it here: http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/12906

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  • November 24, 2010 at 11:43 am
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    Can you help? I am having a computer problem. Ever since I downloaded a trutype font package to my computer Windows 3.1 has been sluggish. What should I do?
    I have a 386sx
    15mb harddisk space
    1.44mb floppy drive
    80386 chip speed

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