msn - viewing email address instead of nickname

Etan Reisner deryni at
Thu Apr 24 11:53:27 EDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 06:13:33PM +1000, Daniel Dalton wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a way to view the email address of all contacts instead of the
> nickname in the msn budy list?
> Thanks,
> --
> Daniel Dalton

The email address should be in the tooltip for the buddy, but no you can't
make the buddy list show it instead of the Friendly Name. If your friends
use incomprehensible or constantly changing Friendly Names which you are
having trouble keeping track of or simply wish not to see you could always
alias your buddies, in which case pidgin will display the local alias
instead of the Friendly Name (you could even make the local alias the
email address if you really wanted to).


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