offline messages

Daniel Dalton d.dalton at iinet.net.au
Sun Dec 14 21:47:49 EST 2008


I ended up getting it fixed by using the version from experimental.

Thanks for the help,

Daniel


On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 10:23:49AM +1100, Daniel Dalton wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> 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
> protocol. 
> 
> Any ideas?
> Thanks for any help
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Daniel
> 
> 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 iinet.net.au> 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
> > http://pidgin.im/download/  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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