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Sat Sep 5 06:51:00 EDT 2009

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Luda Cris wrote:

Subject: Help.

> Salut je suis un utilisateur du logiciel de messagerie instantanée 
> PIDGIN mais alors je ne sais comment l’utiliser notamment sur :

Hi.  I'm a user of the Pidgin instant messaging software, but I don't 
know how to use it, in particular:

[I'm confused about how a user can not know how to use it, maybe a 

> -Comment ajouter mes contacts(toujours masqué)

How to add a contact (they are always hidden(?)).
> -Comment envoyer un message instantané

How to send an instant message.

> -Comment savoir si mes contactes yahoo son disponibles ou connectés

How to know whether my Yahoo contacts are ?????? or online.
> -Le programme se connecte et se déconnecte seul à tout moment en 
> affichant ceci : « Connexion perdue avec le serveur : L'interlocuteur a 
> fermé la connexion »

The program spontaneously(?) connects and disconnects, producing this 
message:  Connection with server lost : the network/other party(?) has 
closed the connection.

Spontaneous connection losses sounds like a proxy policy issue.
David Woolley
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