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Date:      Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:26:16 -0700
From:      Chad Perrin <>
Subject:   Re: pidgin 2.6.5 login QQ failed
Message-ID:  <20100121232616.GB6999@guilt.hydra>
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On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 04:26:07PM +0800, wsk wrote:
> hi,
>    upgrade all software after upgrade to 8.0. and now found that
> pidgin login qq failed. any ideas?

If you're talking about AIM or ICQ, it seems that AOL has changed the way
servers handle logins so that the previous method doesn't exactly work
properly any longer.  There's a work-around that involves opening up the
Edit Account dialog for the AIM or ICQ account in question, clicking on
the Advanced tab in that dialog, and unchecking the "Use clientLogin"
checkbox there.  The potential security implications of this work-around
are still being explored, and the Pidgin people are apparently trying to
get AOL to clarify its "best practices" recommendation for how to handle
logins, but in the meantime this work-around might help solve the problem
you're having with logins.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]

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