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How do i configure pidgin to work with my IMAP account? (I'm using Pidgin 2.7.3 in Ubuntu 10.10) . In the Add Accounts Dialog box, the IMAP option is not listed. Please tell me which option I should choose in order to enable my IMAP account or should I insatll any plugin?

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It's not supported, as far as I can tell. Pidgin is an instant messaging client, and IMAP is not an IM protocol (even though it does start with "IM").

Someone could theoretically write a third-party Pidgin plugin to support notification when a new mail arrives in your IMAP mailbox, but they don't have one listed on their "plugins" page. They've already determined that builtin IMAP integration with Pidgin is a WONTFIX.

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