Not able to login

David Woolley forums at
Wed Apr 18 02:41:22 EDT 2012

Aditya Bhattacharya wrote:
> *I am using internet on proxy server and unable to connect in IM of pidgin.

Which service are  you trying to connect to?  If it is not one of the 
well known public services, which IM protocol does it use?

By "internet...proxy server" to you mean an HTTP proxy?  Generally IM 
servers use an HTTP proxy as a last resort to get round a firewall. 
That would imply that you are trying to access them from a corporate 
LAN, in which case the best person to ask is the local IT manager.

Failing that, the Pidgin debug log may give a clue as to exactly where 
things are going wrong.

Also, you should also always indicate the platform (likely to be Windows 
Vista or 7, if not identified) and the Pidgin version, when asking for 
support on Pidgin.

David Woolley
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