[Juser] Offline IM: Google Talk issues?
Nuno J. Silva
nunojsilva at ist.utl.pt
Wed May 19 16:30:55 CDT 2010
Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> writes:
> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 10:22 PM, Nuno J. Silva <nunojsilva at ist.utl.pt> wrote:
>> Is there any general problem with instant messaging to gmail.com from
>> jabber.org or is it just google that does not implement it?
>> I'm getting "Internal server error. The server could not process the
>> stanza because of a misconfiguration or an otherwise-undefined
>> internal server error."
> Google does support offline messaging, but it's opt-in. You'll need to
> check your gmail configuration, and set it there.
So I spent some time playing around with gmail settings. It turns out
they don't show chat settings if you are using the "basic HTML" view. So
I had to change to the standard view, and then I was able to get into
the chat settings page. Unfortunately, there is no "Offline Messaging"
group, nor anything like.
I don't know if http://googletalk.blogspot.com/ is an official Google
blog, but it says:
"Your Google Talk account needs to have a Gmail inbox with chat
history enabled in order to receive offline messages, so make sure to
turn it on now!"
Indeed it has an option for offline messaging, but it is named after
something else ;-)
This means I need to start telling @gmail.com buddies to enable chat
history in gmail if they want me to talk to them if they're not
online. But at least now I know this, thanks for your help!
Nuno J. Silva
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