Blocking conversations

Sadrul Habib Chowdhury imadil at
Wed Aug 27 21:24:42 EDT 2008

* Leandro Rodrigo Saad Cruz had this to say on [27 Aug 2008, 17:18:47 -0300]:
> Hi all. I'm new to pidgin.
> I'm trying to create my first plugin. The plugin should block all
> conversations with a contact based on some criteria.
> How can I accomplish this?
> I tried to hook a function to "writing-im-message" and return TRUE|FALSE.
> but the message is sent anyway.
> >>> purple_signal_connect(conversation, "writing-im-msg", plugin,
> PURPLE_CALLBACK(filterMessage), NULL);
> Am I using the wrong signal?

You need to hook to the 'receiving-im-msg' signal and return non-zero
from the callback if you want to block incoming messages.

The Bot Sentry plugin (
might interest you.


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