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HI there,

I thought it is trival, but I could not get it to work even with loads of googling.

So, how do I add an jabber contact to my gtalk contact list? I tried in psi, pidgon and gmail, but the jabber account does not recieve my request for authorization.

What am I doing wrong?

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You simply add the other user's address (user@domain).

If they don't receive an authorization request, it might be a problem at their side.

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Thanks for the fast reply. I actually tried with accounts from two different jabber servers. Does it make a difference, that it is a google apps account? – Framester Feb 8 '11 at 11:11
@FrowningBeetle: I haven't used Apps' Jabber service myself, so can't say... but Apps services do work slightly differently at times. – grawity Feb 8 '11 at 11:14

On a Google Apps account, you have to add a few DNS records to enable chat federation. if you login to your Apps admin account and visit the Chat settings, you'll see a link to:

Login to your domain management console (GoDaddy or whoever) and add the DNS records as listed in the Google support article.

This hosting company provides a useful test site here for troubleshooting:

I had the same issue and after updating my DNS records, the test passed, and I was able to chat with federated (non-Google) users on

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