[Juser] Jabber connect MacOS Mountain Lion

tms tms at cablemo.net
Wed Feb 13 18:39:31 UTC 2013

My experience is similar except I have used Jabber for many years.  The
issues with Google Talk seem to be getting ever worse.  

I finally had to open a Gmail account in order to get messages through
-- most of the time, my Gmail contacts will show as "offline" regardless
of their true status.  Most times, attempts to chat (initiated from
either end) fail or err out.

These problems persist, whether I use Pidgin, Empathy, or a web chat
client -- Meebo (now discontinued), or JWChat.

I use Linux Mint 13, if that helps, but have had the same issues on



On Wed, 2013-02-13 at 11:56 +0100, Christian Bernardt wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am using a jabber.org for work purposes and my dissatisfaction is
> growing. All colleagues who have google account and are connected to
> me are not longer visible to me. First I though this is because of my
> chat client (which is Adium), but then I tried messages, which I never
> got to work properly. 
> But the important fact: Messages and Adium do not show me the google
> accounts'  status any longer. 
> I was just now able to send a message to one of my colleagues, but the colleague could not reply (Error sending message). So this might actually be a google problem.
> 1.) Could someone please give me proper instructions how to debug this. I am not really computer illiterate so you can throw tech terms at me.
> 2.) MacOs Mountain Lion: Could someone give me a recipe on how to properly configure messages with jabber as I would like to switch to it not having to deal with adium any longer. I added the jabber account in the central Mail, Contacts & Calendars. It showed up but does not work with Messages, it seems. One time I had it connecting and I experienced the same issue of only seeing the colleagues who have jabber accounts.
> Thank you. Kind regards. Christian
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