I use Adium in my mac as a client for MSN messenger. (I have also tried the "official" live messenger for mac for a while but it had even worse issues than what I am experiencing with Adium).
Everything works fine for the first 5-10 minutes, perhaps until the first automatic "away", then suddenly any message I send is followed by a dozen or so messages saying:
"Message could not be sent because a connection error occurred:"
Message may have not been sent because a timeout occurred:
If I send a few messages, they usually eventually arrive (all at once) after a long delay.
Windows machines on the same network running live messenger work fine.
Any ideas why this might be, or suggestions for a client that might work when both Adium and Microsofts own messenger for mac seem to disconnect?
Update: I added a google talk account to the same Audium install and it continues to work even when the MSN account disconnects. So the issue is only for the MSN protocol. Unfortunately I can't force all my contacts to swith accounts, so I still want to solve this.
The latest audium beta has the same issue, as does the latest MSN messenger beta. Am I really the only one with this problem? Nobody out there chatting over MSN on their macs?