Pidgin on multiple machines

Paulo Ribeiro paulo at
Mon Jan 7 12:31:03 EST 2013

Hello Randy,

It is the Jabber server that decides what happens when you connect from 
another location.

You can try setting different values in the Resource field in the 
account settings of the different clients, because some Jabber servers 
may allow multiple connections as long as the Resource value is different.

Paulo Ribeiro

On 13.Jan.07 15:00, Randy Swineford wrote:
> 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.
> -- David Woolley
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