[Bug 676060] Re: Cannot connect to ICQ

ar 676060 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Nov 17 07:53:59 UTC 2010

Instantbird states: ICQ connection error

Recently users started to get an error ("Error: Unknown reason") while
attempting to connect to ICQ. This is being tracked in bug 582. ...

Luckily there is an easy work around for now:

   1. Open the account manager ("Tools" > "Accounts")
   2. Select your ICQ account and click "Properties"
   3. On the "Advanced Options" tab change the "Server" to "login.icq.com" and deselect "Use SSL" and "Use clientLogin"

Other third party instant messaging clients using one of the "old" login
servers were also affected.

However, Empathy does not have the option to use SSL and Use clientLogin
with the ICQ protocol.

Cannot connect to ICQ
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