Default protocol for contacts with more than one account?

Marcel Schulte schulte.marcel at
Wed Feb 4 08:05:20 EST 2009

Hi Sascha, list,

thank you very much for your reply. That's the way I did it for all
buddies in the past. I think I simply was irritated seeing the changed
order used by Pidgin - the buddy had set his own status for the higher
prioritized protocol to a lesser one than another account. Seems as if
Pidgin does not only watch for "online/offline" but does
self-prioritisation because of higher/lower status. That's great; but
I should have thought for that.

Best regards,

On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Sascha Vogt <FunkyFish at> wrote:
> Hi Marcel,
> Marcel Schulte schrieb:
>> But what if  more than one (or all) account is online? Do I have a
>> chance to configure a "default" protocol for the buddy (e.g. "if ICQ is
>> online always use ICQ") or to prioritize the buddy's protocols? Maybe as
>> global setting in Pidgin if not seperately on a per body basis?
> Expand the buddy and order the respective protocols the way you want
> them to be prioritized.
> When having an open conversation you can change the protocol via the
> "Send to" menu.
> Greetings
> -Sascha-

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