Alternate AIM server address ignored?

Matthew S Wallace wallacem at
Tue Aug 4 11:01:39 EDT 2015

I am sure that its not using the proxy because I can put in a totally bogus proxy address (i.e <>) and as long as “Use client login” is checked it connects and I can send IM messages.  I also verified in the debug logs that the proxy isn’t even mentioned if “Use client login” is checked.


> On Aug 4, 2015, at 9:52 AM, Michael McConville <mmcconville at> wrote:
> 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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