ICQ Incorrect Password Errors

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Thu Sep 6 03:03:07 EDT 2007

On Wed, 05 Sep 2007 21:46:57 -0500, Richard Laager wrote
> My co-worker had this problem:
> > My MSN loaded fine into Pidgin, but I'm having
> > trouble getting my ICQ to enable...keeps saying incorrect password...I even
> > went into my old computer and changed it to make sure I was using the
> > correct one.
> Any ideas? I remember we had those problems a long time ago with the 
> new password hashing not working on ICQ, but then we went back, right?
> I should have access to this computer within the next week or so. Where
> should I start debugging this?
> Richard

1. Figure out how long the password is
2. If it's longer than 8 characters, try typing just the first 8
3. If it has mixed case, trying using all lowercase characters
4. You can try undefining USE_XOR_FOR_ICQ at the top of
5. Try changing the password to something different and make sure the account
itself works
6. Try using the same password with a different ICQ account


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