Pidgin on multiple machines

Randy Swineford rswinefo at
Mon Jan 7 10:00:31 EST 2013

It is an internal Jabber server at our company. Pidgin shows the below message on my first machine when I go to a second machine.

 From: David Woolley <forums at>
To: Randy Swineford <rswinefo at> 
Cc: Pidgin Support List <support at> 
Sent: Monday, January 7, 2013 1:21 AM
Subject: Re: Pidgin on multiple machines
Randy Swineford wrote:
> I've installed Pidgin on multiple Windows machines and all installs are using the same IM account. When I launch pidgin on one machine it disables the account in Pidgin on all other machines. Those machines never seem to "renable" automatically - you have to do it manually. I use multiple machines and want my presence to move around as I switch between machines automatically. Is this possible?

You need to ask the operator of the service.  Pidgin, itself, is not aware that you are using the same account on different machines.

If you tell us the service, someone may know if it is a known limitation of that service.

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