GTalk / Hangouts

Adrien Rivard adrien.rivard at
Tue Nov 3 17:50:54 EST 2015


You could try to use a specific app password for pidgin, but I'm not sure
it will work. You may have to re-enable  "less secure apps"

for app specific password,
and the note about less secure apps :

On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 6:24 PM, Zeke <zekeman at> 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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