[Question #37941]: Cannot create functional account

Richard Laager question37941 at answers.launchpad.net
Tue Jul 1 16:54:12 EDT 2008


Question #37941 on pidgin in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+question/37941

    Status: Open => Needs information

Richard Laager requested for more information:
Evan Platt answered (on the support at pidgin.im list, without CCing this
question):

Phil Kimmins wrote:
> I find none of the above "solutions" helpful with regard to setting up a workable account. The answers provided are usually one-liners very short on detail.
>   
What "Above solutions"?

> My questions:
> 1. When setting up an account, do I use the account details provided by my ISP?
>   
What account are you trying to set up? AIM? Yahoo? ICQ? You'd use 
whatever details you used when setting up the IM account.

> 2. I selected the SIMPLE protocol. Is this the correct option? I am running Ubuntu 8.04
>   
Do you have a SIMPLE account? Enter the details for that account.

> 3. If the "Add a Buddy' option is greyed out, why?
>   
My guess is you haven't added any accounts.

> If, in my questions, I have neglected anything needed to set up my account, could you please correct that oversight in your answer?
>   
In general, you don't set up an account in pidgin - you enter the 
account details. For example in Pidgin, I use Yahoo, AIM, and ICQ. I 
create a Yahoo IM on Yahoo's servers, then enter this information in Pidgin.

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