Using Google Apps Account for GTalk in Pidgin

I believe many users are using pidgin and google apps. Google apps support Google Talk. Can we use it in Pidgin? The answer is yes. How to use Google apps account for Google Talk in Pidgin will be introduced in this post.

Let’s use my email address as the exapmle: eric[at]zhiqiangma.info
First add a new account in Pidgin. The configure the new account like this:
Basic Tab:

Protocol: XMPP
Username: eric (First half of Email address)
Domain: zhiqiangma.com (Second half of Email address)
Resource: gmail.com

Advanced Tab:

Connect port: 5222
Connect server: talk.google.com
File transfer proxies: proxy.eu.jabber.org

Eric Zhiqiang Ma

Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.

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