Today, more and more Windows XP users began to complain that they are unable to log in to Skype. Typically, when launch Skype occurs error Sorry, we couldn’t connect to Skype. In some cases, instead of this error is displayed the authorization form, but "everything is mixed up" — it displays the text on a white background and various text fields. If you check access to Skype using Internet Explorer, you may notice that is blocked access to these servers like swx.cdn.skype.com, secure.skypeassets.com, www.skype.net and others.
Number of users confirming this error: ???
It seems the problem is associated with the security certificate due to which the Internet Explorer can not connect to Skype servers. As a temporary workaround, install the 18.104.22.168 version.
Chronicle of events:
The first reports on the official forum confirming the bug
The developers have fixed the error, but changes may not take effect immediately
I tested on several Windows XP computers and confirm that bug is resolved
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