Pidgin can't connect to ICQ

Mark Doliner mark at
Tue Jul 1 20:32:19 EDT 2008

We're aware of this problem and are working on releasing a fixed
version.  The new version will be posted at when
it's released.  This is totally unrelated to


On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 3:15 PM, Helen McCall <hmccall at> wrote:
> I'm having this problem too.  Friend rang with problem connecting, tried
> to talk him through a solution.  My system was working fine.  So I
> clicked on Accounts; Manage; and cleared the Enable tick and then went
> back in and put the tick back.  And suddenly I got the error message as
> well and I couldn't get back on line.  Still can't.  Using icq on xp.
> Can't see where a solution has been suggested the last few hours.
> Helen
> Evan Platt wrote:
>>I'm able to get to on and off - but 2.4.2 still shows as
>>the latest version.
>>I'm also seeing the same error connecting to ICQ, but I doubt that has
>>anything to do with the MSN issue.
>>Arne Pelka wrote:
>>>When I try to connect to the ICQ servers the connection gets rejected
>>>with the message that my version of pidgin is to old and that I have to
>>>download new version on
>>>I use the latest Pidgin 2.4.2 and the website is down?!? Is there
>>>actually a new version and why can't I connect to ICQ? Has this
>>>something to do with the recent Pidgin MSN File Transfer Filename
>>>Processing Vulnerability (
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