A question on data protection

David Balazic David.Balazic at hermes-softlab.com
Wed Feb 4 04:36:10 EST 2009

The username is set in the properties of your IRC account :
 menu Accounts / Manage Accounts 
select your IRC account, click "Modify..." then on the tab "Advanced"
you can set the "username" and also "Real Name"
Your hostname is your actual hostname. I can be changed by connecting
over a different ISP or using some kind of a proxy.


	From: support-bounces at pidgin.im
[mailto:support-bounces at pidgin.im] On Behalf Of Anonymous Anonymous
	Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 9:26 PM
	To: support at pidgin.im
	Subject: A question on data protection
	I am writing you this message, because I would like to ask you
the following question:
	"I use Ubuntu 8.10, and Pidgin 2.5.2. When I connect to the IRC
protocol, some of my data appear. So, I was wondering if there is any
way for me to hide/change the piece of information: username at hostname,
which appears when someone else uses the "info" feature to find out my
	I would like to thank you in advace for your help.
	Best Regards.

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