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    Question Missing contacts in Pidgin with gmail

    I am trying to set up my gmail account in Pidgin, but without succes.
    I tried adding my account as google talk and xmpp, but I always have the same problem.
    Most of my contacts are on the MSN/WLM network (@hotmail.com). When I use my gmail account in Pidgin it says I've got only 2 contacts/buddies.
    It should say I've got over 200 contacts.
    The two contacts it shows are just the only ones that use gmail, all the others use hotmail.
    So basically it only shows the contacts that use gmail. All the other contacts are missing.
    Any idea how I could solve this?
    (I can use other IMs on my PC, but I would love to use Pidgin because of it's ubuntu integration and multiple network support)

    Thanks

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    Re: Missing contacts in Pidgin with gmail

    All these 200 contacts are on Google Talk or on MSN? Looks like you are trying to talk to MSN friends through Google Talk. You have to create two accounts in Pidgin: one for Google Talk and one for MSN.

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    Re: Missing contacts in Pidgin with gmail

    That's what I thought too. So I made a new account:
    Protocol: MSN
    Username: abc@gmail.com
    Password: mygmailpass
    And I didn't change the advanced tab.
    When I try to connect with that account I get the following:

    abc@gmail.com disabled
    Unable to authenticate: Authentication Failure

    Any thoughts? :/

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    Re: Missing contacts in Pidgin with gmail

    You should not use the password you use to open Gmail, but the password in your Windows Live account. (unless they are the same)
    What password do you use to open MSN in Windows? Try to login in http://login.live.com/

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    Smile Re: Missing contacts in Pidgin with gmail

    Thanks a lot! That fixed it (: I totally forgot I changed the pass for my gmail, but didn't change the WLM password ^^'
    You saved me lots of hours of frustration
    Thanks again!

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