Adium X won't connect to ICQ anymore

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ilomoga, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Ilomoga macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007

    Since today I can't connect to my ICQ account anymore with Adium 1.2.5. When I start it and it auto-connects I get the message (free translated from German) "The client version you are using is too old. Please update on"

    I don't know why it's not working anomore - is Adium (or the ICQ part) based on the Windows/Linux instant messaging app Pidgin (I use it on Linux sometime)?

    Could this have anything to do with the 10.5.4 update I installed yesterday via Software-Update (before I had 10.5.3) before shutting my MacBook off?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. fwhh macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2004
    Berlin, Germany
    It has nothing to do with 10.5.4. I have the same problem on 10.4.11..
    Before the AdiumX Forum went away (maybe overload due to this error), more users reported this issue.
    Maybe ICQ got fed up with all those non-ICQ-software users? (Afaik this is a violation of the terms of use...)
    It seems as if we have to wait for a solution...
    Adium uses the pidgin lib to connect to ICQ.
    Edit: the official software (ICQ 3.4) reports the error "server rate exceeded", but can connect to icq on second try....
  3. BNO macrumors member


    It is not Adium X only. The problem addresses many 3rd party ICQ clients and older ICQ Windows versions (Windows users have to switch to ICQ6).
  4. Praetorian® macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2008
    Czech Republic
    Yea, this is true. Both my Adium 1.2.5 on MacBook and QIP on PC doesn't work.

    But is there any confirmed information that ICQ cut off unofficial software?
  5. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    I have the same issue. Got up today and saw this on both of my Macs with Adium 1.2.5

    W T F ??

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  6. gusious macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2007
    Although i didn't have that problem,it is solved by the new 1.2.6 Adium release!!!!!!!!
  7. Ilomoga thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    Ah, yeah, today I started Adium and after asking and confirming the update it worked again :)

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