Pidgin & Google Talk

Pidgin, formerly known as GAIM, can be configured to connect to Google Talk.The first time you open Pidgin you will see the welcome window.

Here how I did it..

Click Add.

In the Add Account window, add the following:

Protocol: XMPP (This used to be “Jabber” in GAIM)

Screen name: your Google Talk screen name without


Password: See Note

NOTE: If you want Pidgin to log in automatically, enter your Google Talk password and check the Remember password box. The password is stored unencrypted on your computer under the .purple directory in your home folder, so you may not want Pidgin to remember your password for security reasons.

Click the Advanced tab and add the following:

Connect server:

Force old (port 5223) SSL: Checked

Allow plaintext auth over unencrypted streams: Un-Checked

Connect Port: 443

Connect Server:

Proxy type: Use Global Proxy Settings

Click Save and you’re done.

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Thx .. this work well for me.

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