Description of problem:
Current version in EPEL, 1.2.6a does not connect to MSN accounts, the latest released version, 1.2.7, do.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Easily. Just attempt a connection to an MSN account, and it fails.
Why was this reported against EL-6? EL-6 branching isn't possible right now.
Bitlbee 1.2.7 has been submitted for EPEL testing already two days ago:
By the way, I'm not able to reproduce mentioned issue with my MSN account.