Can't add new account !

Jimmy PerlPidgin jimmyperlpidgin at
Sun Aug 11 14:51:28 EDT 2013

If this is the case then why can I successfully add in and log into Pidgin with my other Skype account ? The only difference is that the successful account has a hotmail email addy and the unsuccessful one has a gmail addy. Both accounts I am able to access through and use Skype

 From: David Woolley <forums at>
To: Jimmy PerlPidgin <jimmyperlpidgin at> 
Cc: "support at" <support at> 
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2013 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: Can't add new account !

On 11/08/13 19:13, Jimmy PerlPidgin wrote:
> I can't add an additional account into my Pidgin. The account that I'm
> attempting to add is and/or was originally an Msn Messenger >Windows
> Live Messenger > and now finally a Skype account, all the while was/is
> successfully associated with a Gmail. It still to this moment functions
> in Skype but I can't add it to Pidgin.
> Can anyone please advise ? Thanks

Use a service that has at least one of:

- a published (and accurate) protocol specification;
- a protocol that is not encrypted, so reverse engineering is possible;
- an API with licensing conditions that permit its use with software under the GPL licence.

Skype has none of these attributes, and will not be officially supported by Pidgin until this changes.
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