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Old Mar 26, 2007, 10:45 AM   #1
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Using my GMail account in Adium

I'm sick and tired of Hotmail's spam filtering and lack of usability.
I've added my GMail account to Adium as an MSN account, but when I enter my password to connect, it doesn't accept it, and keeps asking me for it over and over.

I know I am typing my password correctly. Does anyone have their GMail account set up as their MSN contact in Adium?
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Old Mar 26, 2007, 10:47 AM   #2
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I'm sick and tired of Hotmail's spam filtering and lack of usability.
I've added my GMail account to Adium as an MSN account, but when I enter my password to connect, it doesn't accept it, and keeps asking me for it over and over.

I know I am typing my password correctly. Does anyone have their GMail account set up as their MSN contact in Adium?
I assume you mean GTalk, and you need to setup GTalk as a Jabber account, not MSN. I believe instructions for connecting to Gtalk without a Gtalk client can be found on Google's page.

Here are some instructions with pictures to help you out.
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Old Mar 26, 2007, 10:49 AM   #3
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Will this GTalk protocol allow me to be in contact with people on my MSN list?
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Old Mar 26, 2007, 10:51 AM   #4
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Will this GTalk protocol allow me to be in contact with people on my MSN list?
No. To talk with someone on MSN, you'll need to connect to the MSN network, and also have an MSN account. GTalk is only for Gmail accounts, and the two protocols don't play well with each other.
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Will this GTalk protocol allow me to be in contact with people on my MSN list?
No. GoogleTalk is a totally separate system. You need to register your @gmail.com address with MS's net password or whatever its called to be able to use it with MSN.
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I have a few contacts on my list that use their GMail accounts...
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I have a few contacts on my list that use their GMail accounts...
Yes, your MSN Chat account name can be your gmail address, but you will have to create an MSN account using that email address.

Go here: https://accountservices.passport.net...f?sl=1&lc=1033

Tell it you have an email address, enter you gmail email address and all the other stuff and then your gmail address will be your MSN chat user name.
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Yes, your MSN Chat account name can be your gmail address, but you will have to create an MSN account using that email address.

Go here: https://accountservices.passport.net...f?sl=1&lc=1033

Tell it you have an email address, enter you gmail email address and all the other stuff and then your gmail address will be your MSN chat user name.
What I was trying to say about the net passport thingy. ^^
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Yes, your MSN Chat account name can be your gmail address, but you will have to create an MSN account using that email address.

Go here: https://accountservices.passport.net...f?sl=1&lc=1033

Tell it you have an email address, enter you gmail email address and all the other stuff and then your gmail address will be your MSN chat user name.
Sweet. Thanks a lot for the help everyone.
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