Lack of notification when a contact signs off

Evan Platt evan at
Tue Mar 16 16:48:05 EDT 2010

Tools, Plugins, enable the "Buddy State Notification", and perhaps 
uncheck Offline Message Emulation (this should then tell you the user is 
offline if you try to send a message anyway).

On 3/16/2010 1:41 PM, Sean Parmelee wrote:
> I find it incredibly frustrating that when I have been talking to
> someone over AIM in pidgin, and that person signs off (expectedly or
> otherwise), I receive no notification whatsoever. Nothing appears in the
> person's chat window, and worse, I can still send IMs freely just as if
> the person were still online. Why on earth is this what pidgin does? I
> have used other chat clients and all of them have provided me with
> notifications about changes to contacts' status.

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