Monday, May 17, 2010

ICQ behind a proxy with pidgin

Using your ICQ account with Pidgin in network behind a HTTP proxy is not a straight forward matter. These are the settings which you should change on your ICQ account settings in Pidgin:
1. Change the Port in the Account|Modify Account|Advanced tab for the server from 5190 to 443.

2. Go to Account|Modify Account|Proxy tab and enter the correct host and port for your HTTP proxy. If the proxy needs an authentication, you should enter your username and password in that tab. Otherwise, leave the username and password blank.

That's it. Hopefully it solves your problem.
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