Adium Messenger Reviver

This page remains here for archival reasons.  As of March 12th 2015, the last of the servers accepting sign-ins from Adium have gone offline.  To use the Messenger service on the Mac, you will need to use Skype, the web-based client, or Windows Live Messenger 2012 in a Windows virtual machine.


As there’s been some requests for this, I put together a simple dmg which lets you copy the newly patched libpurple to the correct Adium (/Applications/ folder.  Hopefully Adium is updated soon so this won’t be needed.

Update: In addition to the above, due to changes on the Messenger servers, you will now need to make a small adjustment to make Adium work.  Choose the Adium menu, choose Preferences, double-click the MSN account, choose the Options category and change the Login Server to be and click OK.  This should be included in a future Adium Reviver version.

The post, Most third-party Messenger clients have gone offline temporarily has more info about the change made.

Additionally, you can also revive the official Messenger:mac client.

Known issues

  • If you receive a message that the “libpurple folder” requires an administrator password, you probably don’t have Adium or the right version of Adium installed.
  • On some accounts you might not be able to see your full contact list, this should soon be resolved in other clients and hopefully fixed in Adium too.

Posted on November 17, 2014, in Messenger, Messenger Tools, Tools. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Thank you very very much! This was so simple – so quick and it worked. Beautiful work. Thank you 🙂

  2. Thank you – awesome fix, easy to use!

  3. Michelle Anderson

    You are the bomb! Thanks so much for this:-)

  4. Michelle Anderson

    I installed this reviver, and Adium worked for a day. Now, I’m getting the error message, “Error: Connection refused.” Any idea what’s happening?

  5. Hi 🙂
    Well I’m working on an older Mac (10.5.9 Intel) with Adium 1.4.5
    Since about 2 months I’m trying to log in to Adium and it always shows “MSN Buddy-List is temp. not available. I’ve been searching for days now, and finally came to your blog.
    I do have the problem, that on I do not have an Adium Folder. I’m missing “/Applications/”
    If I go to Applications, it shows only but no folder. I have also searched my Mac for the Libpurple folder, but there is no folder. If I download yours, it says “libpurple could not have been found, there is no folder libpurple”.
    So I deleted everything and re-installed it, but still the same problem 😦

  6. i just installef also this adium reviver , i succeed to connect thanks but my buddies dont get my messages and i don’t receive anything …strange …is there something else to do ?

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