buddy list groups - question

Evan Platt evan at espphotography.com
Wed Jan 21 00:00:35 EST 2009

At 08:57 PM 1/20/2009, you wrote:

>I've used a number of IM clients.  I think I made buddy list groups in
>another IM client.  But when I run Pidgin and add my various IM accounts
>(YM, Gtalk, AIM, ICQ), the buddy groups that I've made in other clients show
>up in my Pidgin buddy list.  How is Pidgin aware of the groups I've set up
>in other IM clients?  Do the IM services store a group name with every
>client, so that when Pidgin retrieves their buddy lists, it gets a group
>name for each client?

Your buddy list for almost every IM client is stored on the server of 
the IM 'client' (ie Yahoo IM buddy lists are stored on Yahoo's servers.) 

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