I would like a reply to this email

Greg Applegate gregapplegate at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 7 12:21:52 EDT 2013

Well thanks for all the info.

It would be very helpful if I was a software engineer.

Your Pidgin appears to be a good product if your extremely technical.

The rest of us will stick to using Skype or Google natively. 

I am running version 2.10.7.

Upon further reading I did find in your help files how to enable Skype.

However, when I try to do so in my copy, Skype is not available in the protocol list under Add an Account Basic.


Lastly, before I discontinue this discussion and remove Pidgin from my system…….

I really don’t appreciate the response I received from Klearchos-Angelos Gkountras

When a user has an issue with your product after following links from your website and takes the time to report this issue to you, it is not the best approach to berate them and explain that it is all their fault. 

The attitude represented in this initial response is the main reason I will not be using Pidgin any longer. 

I will also be sure to tell this story far and wide to whoever I encounter who might be considering Pidgin as a tool.  


 <http://www.thefreedictionary.com/cordially> Cordially, Greg


From: eionrobb at gmail.com [mailto:eionrobb at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Eion Robb
Sent: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:05 AM
To: Pidgin Support List; David Woolley
Cc: Greg Applegate
Subject: Re: Re: I would like a reply to this email


Yep, I saw that after I hit reply-all, so forwarded my response to him :)

Looks like Reply-All in gmail only replies to the mailing list and not the sender?


Also, I talked to the FSF years ago about the licencing thing


I only use operating-system functions in the plugin, so definitely GPL compatible (whether you want to throw in the 'spirit of...' argument is up to you :) )





On 7 August 2013 18:37, David Woolley <forums at david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:

As the two people who replied, seem to have forgotten that first time posters don't normally subscribe to the list, I'm forwarding these replies.  Please note that I have no personal knowledge of this third party plugin, and have some reservations about whether the licence for the Skype API even permits its use.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        Re: I would like a reply to this email

Date:   Wed, 7 Aug 2013 13:59:38 +1200
From:   Eion Robb <eion at robbmob.com>
To:     Klearchos-Angelos Gkountras <kag at riseup.net>
CC:     support at pidgin.im

No the installer doesn't have an option to install any search engines.
 I have had problems in the past with virus scanners giving false
positives on the .exe due to multiple levels of compression in the
installer, though.

On 7 August 2013 12:58, Klearchos-Angelos Gkountras <kag at riseup.net

<mailto:kag at riseup.net>> wrote:

    Fist of all

    I dont have any clue what happened because I am not using windows ;)

    Secondly third party plugins as it's said are not official plug-ins of
    pidgin software . also you can mail the developer

    eion at robbmob.com <mailto:eion at robbmob.com> Â for that issue and ask

    them who you to remove the
    delta search engine

    Futhermore before have you tried to run system restore or try to remove
    that programs that it's installed on your pc

    Last but not least , before you install any application dont click on
    next next next next ... i think that developer said that skype4pidgin
    while installation will install delta search engine and you maybe you
    left the tick on it
    On 08/07/2013 03:36 AM, Greg Applegate wrote:

     > I followed a link from  your website to download a plug in for

    Skype which then installed a malware on my computer.
     > On your webpage: https://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ThirdPartyPlugins
     > I followed the link to Skype IM

     >  <http://code.google.com/p/skype4pidgin/> ​Go

     > Only with Skypeclient
     > Which took me here: http://code.google.com/p/skype4pidgin/
     > When I followed the link at the bottom of the page: Download the
    latest versions of the plugin at http://eion.robbmob.com
     > It took me here: http://eion.robbmob.com/

     > I followed the “download† instructions

     > It appears to have installed the Delta Search Malware on my computer.
     > Please respond to me on how to remove this Malware that was
    installed from a link on your website.
     > Thanks, Greg
     > --------------------------------
     > Greg Applegate

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