Sending message to all Buddies
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Fri Dec 4 02:33:08 EST 2009
Jill Letitia Matthews wrote:
> I need to send a message to all the users (within my company and office)
> that are logged on to Pidgin at a certain time. I would like to let
> everyone know something and I figured if there was a way to send a message
> to "all" of them that are using Pidgin at that time, it would be very
> helpful and save time.
You can't restrict it to people using Pidgin, although it may well be
the case that all your workmates are using Pidgin.
More generally, is there any way that the documentation can be improved
to make it clear that Pidgin is a client, and instant messaging is
provided by unconnected services. I think this issue was also hinted at
in the "documentation starts at G" thread.
There seem to be a number of organisations that insist on the use of
Pidgin, but either fail to provide support for it, or fail to inform
workers from where they should get support. Quicktate (not involved in
this case) appears to be one of those. This tends to compound the
confusion between Pidgin and some, possibly locally operated, instant
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
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