Pidgin/Kopete problems with ICQ

Russell Miller duskglow at
Tue Jul 1 16:40:06 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 9:33 AM, Rick Stevens <ricks at> wrote:

> The ICQ servers seem to be blocking ICQ accounts using Pidgin or Kopete,
> claiming that their protocol is "too old".  I've not yet squawked this
> to the Pidgin or Kopete people.  It surely is annoying.

It is indeed annoying, and don't call me Shirley.

If you're not afraid to build from source, there are some instructions on
the net about how to fix this.  Though I think there should probably be an
option to enter an arbitrary version number, kind of like user-agent

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