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Login via MyOpenID does not work

I can't log into www.stackoverflow.com using MyOpenId. Why not?

When I try, I get the following error message from StackOverflow:

Unable to log in with your OpenID provider:
Error occurred while sending a direct message or getting the response

Going to www.myopenid.com and looking at the log, I see:

Recent Activity
When            IP Address  Event
0 minutes ago   121.44.X.X  Approve for http://stackoverflow.com/users/authenticate/ 

So there is no error on the www.myopenid.com side.

Also I can log into stackoverlow using Google or Facebook succesfully, just not MyOpenId.

Any advice anyone?

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marked as duplicate by Adam Lear, Chris Frederick, Sathya, Yi Jiang, Jeff Atwood Sep 25 '11 at 8:30

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

You can't really go from "MyOpenID logged the event" straight to "there is no error on the www.myopenid.com side" -- they could be sending an invalid reply. Which would also explain why Google and Facebook logins work fine – Michael Mrozek Sep 25 '11 at 4:51

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Ah, sorry for not noticing this, but I found the answer to my question here:

I did do a search for a previous answer before I posted, but somehow I missed this one. I only noticed this post, after I posted my question. I am one of those early adopters of myopenid whose id contains a dot in it, so I am affected by this issue.

While I understand that this is MyOpenId's fault and not Stackoverflow's fault, I suggest that Stackoverflow could do a better job in detecting the issue when it occurs and providing a more helpful error message.

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