I changed my gmail password and now I found out that Pidgin won’t connect to Google. I finally figured it out after much PITA ..
Anyway I upgraded Pidgin to 2.6.2 . On my XP machine this are the settings :
- Domain: gmail.com
- Resource : Home
- Force old (port 5223) SSL
- Connect port : 443
- connect server:talk.google.com
Everything works after this!