I first attempted this in August 2008. I have successfully configured Pidgin 2.0.1 to act as a client although in one case I have two channels between me and my correspondent. One of the reasons was to have a second XMPP chat service to test my problems with Pidgin and my work’s XMPP server. See Pidgin on this site, and I have written this up on my old Sun blog, at an article called google talk and pidgin, published on 10th October 2008.
I have not been able to login to Google talk using Pidgin on my Windows XP SP3 desktop, and have problems using the same version on the laptop. I am using Pidgin 2.5.1. I have no google mail and so use gmail.com as my domain. I obtained a handle using the google talk gadget and can connect to correspondents using Pidgin 2.0.1, which I use on another laptop, using these parameters and my usual password.
I have set
Require SSL/TLS = No Force Old Port = Yes Connect Port = 443 Connect Server = talk.google.com
and USE GLOBAL PROXY, which I believe is unset, as are the enviromental settings.
I am behind a broadband router which has NAT functionality. Do I need to open any ports on the external firewall.
I am currently getting a read error.
I am also trying to connect to another XMPP server, which isn’t a problem with Pidgin V2.0.1
- Google >> Support >> Answers >> Talk >> Pidgin
- Google Talk >> Help >> Discuss >> 3rd party clients >> topics
- Google Talk >> Help >> Discuss >> 3rd party clients >>googletalk won’t work on pidgin
I have contributed to the latter thread.