Broken Support for Google Talk?

Niklas Bolmdahl niklas.bolmdahl at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 18:01:26 EDT 2008


The problem is that you're trying to use the wrong protocol.

You should be using XMPP instead when you try to create your account in 
Pidgin. Google talk is simply an instance of XMPP (or Jabber, as it's 
also called).

//
Niklas

Cobus Kruger skrev:
> Hi,
>
> I use Google Talk, but the email address I registered with was not a gmail
> address (I seem to be the only guy in the world who doesn't have one). When
> configuring Pidgin though, it seems that the domain absolutely has to be
> gmail.com, or alternatively some domain with Google Apps installed. My domain
> doesn't have Google Apps, but logging into Google Talk has never been a
> problem.
>
> Now with Pidgin, I have tried the following and got error messages on all:
>
> Domain: mydomain.com
> Error: Could not establish a connection with the server: Unknown error
>
> Domain: mydomain.com
> Connect Server: talk.google.com
> Error: Unknown Host
>
> Domain: gmail.com
> Error: Could not establish a connection with the server: Unknown error
>
> This last time it reflects the login as cobus at gmail.com which clearly shouldn't
> work, as that is not my email address.
>
> So what gives? Is it not possible to use Pidgin on a non-gmail address?
>
> Or is it?
>
> Cobus
>
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