offline messages

Daniel Dalton d.dalton at
Sat Dec 13 18:23:49 EST 2008


Thanks very much for the reply.

I've built version 2.5.2 from source on debian lenny. However, offline
messages didn't pop up when I signed in. I then rebooted into windows
and opened windows live messenger. It came up with about 8 offline
messages. Do you know what I'm doing wrong? Do I need to change some
option or have some plugin installed?

Also how can I test that I can actually send offline messages and they
are getting through? 

Also, with 2.5.2 I seem to be getting ssl errors sometimes, but when I
hit the close button everything works fine. So yeah the only thing that
isn't working is offline messages. As I said I'm using the msn

Any ideas?
Thanks for any help



On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 10:10:47AM -0800, Mark Doliner wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 1:31 AM, Daniel Dalton <d.dalton at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > How can I view my offline messages with pidgin? And how do I send
> > offline messages? Also, what version should I be running, and where can
> > I obtain it from?
> You should receive offline messages when you sign on.  They'll pop up
> in an IM window the same way a normal IM does, except that the
> timestamp will be in the past.
> You can send an offline message by sending a normal IM to someone who
> is offline on any protocol that supports offline messages (AIM, ICQ,
> Yahoo, XMPP, maybe others).
> Which version and where to obtain it depends on the operating system
> you're using.  If you're using Windows then it's best to use the most
> recent version (2.5.2), which can be download from our website at
>  If you're using Linux then it's generally
> easiest to use your distribution's package manager to install Pidgin.
> For example, "apt-get install pidgin" or "yum install pidgin."  And
> you should be fine using whichever version they provide.  Or if you
> think you need a newer version you can download the source from the
> link above and compile it yourself.
> -Mark

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