Why cannot send email when adding gtalk plugins

Peter Lawler bleeter at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 03:41:09 EST 2012

On 10/12/12 19:01, Joey Jiao wrote:
> Hi,
> When using sipe plugin, there is send email context menu, but when
> adding gtalk account, there isn't. It will be nice if having.
> BTW, even I selected Gtalk protocal, it will be changed to XMPP, not
> sure if it's normal.
This is completely normal. Google Talk operates using the XMPP 
specification. More or less (they do some of their own funky foo, as 
well). The 'GTalk' shortcut in the add account thing is for people who 
aren't aware of this distinction.
As such, I don't think it's possible to 'extract' the email address from 
the server as it's using underlying XMPP (Jabber ID != email address). 
Would be happy to be proven wrong, though!
Having said that, maybe there's some plugin hacks for GTalk that someone 
could do.


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