pidgin 2.10.3 pci wifi

Tres Finocchiaro tres.finocchiaro at
Thu Nov 1 11:36:28 EDT 2012


There is an option to verify your email address through AIM.  Do you think
(perhaps) that for security reasons AIM does not allow SMS from unverified

In Pidgin, this email confirmation is done through "Accounts --> AIM -->
Confirm Account".

Since the very old accounts were created with AOL Email Addresses, you may
need to change the registered address through "Accounts --> AIM --> Change
Registered Email Address."

Just food for thought.


On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 3:25 PM, klein <klein at> wrote:

> ok i have this sorted out now, for future reference:
>  i did as Tres Finocchiaro said and booted off of an usb key with
> xubuntu 12.04 iso i had the same problem the screen name and account i
> was using was a aol screen name that was created in 1998, when this all
> started what about two years ago when i tried to enter a new cell phone
> number and i could not add it wireless from pifgin i had to go to
> another computer connected by cat5, and it still worked wireless after i
> added the number but then stopped texting any cell phone at all. that is
> when i started hunting the problem.
> what fixed it is i created a new screen name in aim and that works fine,
> so it is the old aol screen name witch doesn't make since but it is
> working now and i'm happy my wife has a screen name on aol that was
> created at the same time and we are going to test this in a bit to see
> if it works that way we will see if it is just my old aol accounts
> screws up or it is all the old accounts.
> the one part that doesn't make since is the new screen name from aim
> works wifi and the old screen name doesn't work wifi but on the same net
> work if it is connected cat5 it works the question is how does aol know
> if it is being contacted by cat5 or wifi ?
> anyway new aim screen name will text a cell phone from pidgen via wifi
> lol
> On Thu, 2012-11-01 at 10:13 -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote:
> > Tres Finocchiaro spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > > Although Ethan is correct (this is likely not a Pidgin issue) you may
> > > have better luck isolating the cause through tests described above.
> >
> > I did not make this claim.  I simply stated that it is not related to
> > the fact that the local host connects via wifi.
> >
> > Ethan
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