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Adium logon to Google Talk.

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:59 am
by AndiJF
With AIM closing down in December, I'm looking at alternatives. One of the people I need to talk to is not very technical, and we have not had much luck with Jabber, so I'm looking at Google Talk which I know they use, but I'd rather connect to it using Adium.

Unfortunately, Google Talk won't let me log on unless I turn on their global "Allow less secure apps" switch, which I'd prefer not to do. Can anyone suggest how I should proceed? I've read references to "application-specific passwords" but they all seem to apply to two-factor authentification.

Re: Adium logon to Google Talk.

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:52 pm
by Lasgana
Here's the link to generate your Adium specific login password.
https://security.google.com/settings/se ... ppasswords

Re: Adium logon to Google Talk.

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:02 am
by AndiJF
Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to work for me. Your link leads to an error page where I get the message "The setting you are looking for is not available for your account."