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Can’t login to MSN Messenger from Blackberry, iPhone or Empathy Client

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For the last 6 months, since i’ve changed my passwords, i haven’t been able to login to MSN messenger (which is still useful for me) from any client EXCEPT from the website

Today I figured out why only accepted my password, but not any other client.  It is because the html login form on has a 16 character limit.  My password is 19 characters.   So every time i typed into the hotmail login form, I thought I was typing my 19 character password, when in actuality, the form was dropping all characters beyond 16, before successfully logging in.

When i type in my 19 character password into empathy client, blackberry msn client, ipad amessenger client, it doesn’t cut off characters beyond 16, and hence authentication fails.

When I typed the first 16 characters of my password, everythign worked fine.

Written by John Lai

January 29th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Posted in Uncategorized