[Pidgin] #15174: Pidgin ICQ/AIM too frequent login

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Tue Jun 19 11:27:20 EDT 2012

#15174: Pidgin ICQ/AIM too frequent login
 Reporter:  MatatTHC            |     Owner:  MarkDoliner
     Type:  defect              |    Status:  new        
Component:  ICQ                 |   Version:  2.10.3     
 Keywords:  too frequent login  |  

 I'm using Pidgin 2.10.3 (libpurple 2.10.3) in Ubuntu. I'm unable to
 connect to ICQ/AIM in Pidgin (and also empathy).

 In the original setting it reports:
 You have been connecting and disconnecting too frequently. Wait ten
 minutes and try again. If you continue to try, you will need to wait even

 I found a forum entry suggesting to use modified settings:

 When I disable the client login option as suggested in the forum I get:
 ACCOUNTNR disabled
 Unknown reason

 after much searching (and finding similar reports years old) I found a fix
 (not to be confused with solution):

 - login.icq.com (instead of slogin.oscar.aol.com)
 - disable encryption
 - disabled client login

 So the problem seems to be the combination of encryption and login server

 Thank you in advance.

 P.S. For completeness: I'm traveling upstream with this bug for some time

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15174>
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