For the last week or so, I’ve been annoyed by changes Microsoft have made to servers causing your MSN display name to get reset each time you log in. The behaviour affects genuine and other MSN clients, and there’s no sign of it being fixed any time soon.

So in the meantime I’ve built a Pidgin set of win32 binary with retrospectacus’s contributed patch which gets around the problem (for now). I’ve put them up with this post in case anyone else is interested.

If you’re curious or would like to build your own version, the bug report is here:

Happy MSNing :)

UPDATE With the 2.6.4 release of Pidgin, I’ve removed the download links to my build of Pidgin.