IM Clients

John Dangler jdangler at
Thu Nov 1 16:32:39 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 12:19 -0400, Janne Jokitalo wrote:
> John Dangler wrote:
> > I have a yahoo account, and have colleagues, etc that have yahoo,
> msn,
> > and other IM accounts.  I'm trying to find an IM client that I can
> talk
> > to all of these people with.  Apparently, Pidgin isn't it.
> I'd very much like to hear the reasoning behind this statement, and
> let my
> pidgin hear that too. Or maybe not, as it so far thinks it can
> communicate
> in all those protocols. Okay I take it back, don't say another word,
> so this
> behaviour won't go away. :)
> Seriously, it can do jabber, Yahoo! IM, MSN, ICQ, IRC, AIM, Gadu-Gadu,
> Google Talk, GroupWise, Bonjour, MySpaceIM, Simple, QQ and Zephyr.
> Some of
> those I haven't even heard of, ever. So try it out, I don't think
> you'll be
> disappointed.
If you read the thread, you'll understand the statement.  Basically, the
upshot (concensus) is that I would need an account on every one of those
protocols in order to communicate with others in those protocols.
If I attempt to add someone from a protocol that I don't have an account
with, I get an error that says "Server Not On List" and I cannot add

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