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Well to start with Pidgin is a multi-protocol IM client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once.A small apt-get would install pidgin to your linux,but backports have their own after effects which ive faced yesterday(like libnotify error)…so decided to install it from source…here is a small howto install pidgin from source the source from its homepage

2.Extract the tar.gz and compile….

Dependencies u must install are:

1.You must have the GLib 2.0 development headers installed to build
sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev or just search for libglib in synaptic

2.You must have the GTK+ 2.0 development headers installed
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev2.

3.You will also need to install SSL libraries to get msn working:
sudo aptitude install libnss-dev
4.other dependencies
apt-get install libxml2-dev
apt-get install gettext
apt-get install libnss-dev libnspr-dev
apt-get install libgtkspell-dev

This worked fine for me..if any issues just comment!!!!!


How reliable it wud be to have access to email from your yahoo/gmail account locally in your Thunderbird client.Actually me thinking this upgraded my thunderbird from 1.5 to 2.0 coz webmail 1.3.1 works on thunderbird 2.0….Btw webmail is an thunderbird extension used to integrate web site based email accounts like yahoo and gmail..Actually Y!mail disabled its POP3 access to free accounts, only premium accounts can download messages from Yahoo. Webmail fixes this by acting like a Yahoo server, and getting the messages from Yahoo….U can get Webmail 1.3.1 here …save this on ur desktop and go to thunderbird–>tools–>addons–>install and browse for the xpi file saved on desktop and restart thunderbird…
set the SMTP and POP3 ports above 1024 coz many of the linux distros doesnt allow anything below 1024…ive set 5110 for POP3 and 5025 for SMTP.(Set this here edit–>account settings)
Now create ur account.when u open thunderbird it insists u to create an pop for incoming server and type localhost in incoming server dialogbox..preferably check the globalbox option…next enter ur username and account name and finish…so ur done with….if it prompts for password,evrything went off fine or else webmail has some problems….

PS 1:dont worry if webmail dint worked for you….my next post will guide u thru using Ypops instead of webmail….

PS 2:took me 45  mins to configure webmail & ypops…

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