Error message

David Woolley forums at
Tue Feb 8 17:27:19 EST 2011

KaNeka Nuedov wrote:
> The following error message pops up even when I do not have Pidgin 
> running.  What do I need to do to fix this problem.  Pidgin appears to 
> be working as I am able to receive IM's and can also send IM's.  I'm 
> wondering if this error message has more to do with the computer 
> settings and Pidgin or the IM server[s] and Pidgin.  Currently Pidgin is 
> interfacing with 5 different IM's and Facebook chat. 
> Any advise will be appreciated. 
> ** 
>         *Error Changing Account Info*
>         *Error 0x0001: Unable to format username because the requested
>         name differs from the original.*
>         ** 
Pidgin WAS running, and the AIM server returned error code 1.

David Woolley
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