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Pidgin "omega.contacts.msn.com" Certificate Errors

If you are using Pidgin and MSN then most likely you saw a lot of "omega.contacts.msn.com" errors today. Luckily there is an easy fix for this issue.

  1. Get the latest certificate for omega.contacts.msn.com. You can do this by going to https://omega.contacts.msn.com in your favorite browser and download the certificate for the site (click on the certificate icon and choose save to file). Or you can simply use the attached file.
  2. Now you go to Tools->Certificates and remove the certificate for omega.contacts.msn.com.
  3. Import the saved certificate in the same dialog

Update
Due to a configuration error the certificate was not available for download. This is now fixed.

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File omega.contacts.msn.com Certificate2.29 KB