pidgin 2.6.5 login QQ failed

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Fri Jan 22 10:49:31 UTC 2010

Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 04:26:07PM +0800, wsk wrote:
>> hi,
>>    upgrade all software after upgrade to 8.0. and now found that
>> pidgin login qq failed. any ideas?
> If you're talking about AIM or ICQ, it seems that AOL has changed the way
> servers handle logins so that the previous method doesn't exactly work
> properly any longer.  There's a work-around that involves opening up the
> Edit Account dialog for the AIM or ICQ account in question, clicking on
> the Advanced tab in that dialog, and unchecking the "Use clientLogin"
> checkbox there.  The potential security implications of this work-around
> are still being explored, and the Pidgin people are apparently trying to
> get AOL to clarify its "best practices" recommendation for how to handle
> logins, but in the meantime this work-around might help solve the problem
> you're having with logins.
> is a social networking site and a messaging application that's
very big in China.  Which means it's basically the biggest in the
world...  It has it's own  chat / IM protocol, nothing to do with AOL.

As the OP is installing pidgin 2.6.5 it should work -- there were problems
with making arbitrary protocol changes that affected 2.6.4.  Probably
best to try asking on a Chinese language mailing list or forum (if you speak
the language) as that's where you're most likely to find other users.  This
one, perhaps:



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