Alternate AIM server address ignored?

Michael McConville mmcconville at
Tue Aug 4 10:52:29 EDT 2015

Matthew S Wallace wrote:
> I’m trying to configure Pidgin (2.10.11-1) to connect to an IM proxy
> server (operated by Smarsh for compliance logging) and I’ve noticed
> two separate problems:
> 1.  If I do not have “Use client login” checked, it won’t connect.
> This may very well be a problem/limitation with the proxy server.
> 2.  If I do have “Use client login” check, Pidgin seems to silently
> ignore the server address I’ve specified and connects to
> <> just fine.

Are you sure that it isn't connecting to through the
proxy? Does it mention connecting to the proxy at all in that case? When
using a proxy, Pidgin will report the addresses that it connects to,
only mentioning the proxy when it's first set up.

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