Customizing status message on per service basis?

Shreevatsa R shreevatsa.public at
Tue Feb 3 19:11:11 EST 2009

On Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 06:43:52PM -0500, Rob Stampfli wrote:
> This may well be in the FAQ, but I can't find it anywhere:
> When you set your status in Pidgin (Available, Unavailable, Away, etc.)
> you are allowed to enter a short message that others see attributed to
> you in their buddy list window.  Is there some way to set these messages
> selectively on a service by service basis?  In other words, set one
> message for MSN, another for Yahoo, a third for ICQ, etc.?

If you click on "New status...", you can choose to
"Use a different status for some accounts".

It is probably more convenient to use the MyStatusbox plugin from the
Purple PluginPack:


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