GTalk / Hangouts

Michael McConville mmcco at
Tue Nov 3 12:26:04 EST 2015

Zeke wrote:
> Recently changed my security settings with google to not authorize "less
> secure apps" (whatever that means).  Since then, I haven't been able to
> connect Pidgin to GTalk/Hangouts on Win7.
> * I've upgraded to the latest version
> * I've used the Gtalk option
> * Port 5222 (and 5223)
> ... etc.
> Still can't get it to work.  Once, I got a window to pop up asking if I
> wanted to accept the certificate - I said yes, but it still didn't authorize
> me.
> What in tarnation is going on.  Any ideas on how to get this damn thing to
> work?

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