I can setup my normal GTalk account in Pidgin, but I don't know how to do it with my work GTalk which is for a Google Apps domain.
- You have to change the advanced options of the account.
- Check box for "Force old SSL..."
- Set "Port" to 443 (if 443 doesn't work, try 5223)
- Set "Server" to talk.google.com
From the Official Article: Configure Pidgin to connect to Google Talk (with modifications by me):
Once you download Pidgin, you'll need to configure your client to connect to the Google Talk service.
To configure your account:
- Open Pidgin.
- Select Add (under Accounts → Manage Accounts → Add)
Enter the following information in the Add Account window:
Screen Name: your Google Talk username without any @ symbol or domain *content to the left of the '@' symbol).
Server: (or Domain) Enter the portion of your email address after the @ symbol. For example, email@example.com will enter example.com as the server value. (If you're not a Google Apps for Your Domain user, please visit the Google Talk Help Center for instructions.) Password: we suggest leaving this field blank for increased security, but if you'd like to log in automatically, enter your password
Local Alias: leave this field blank
Remember password: check the box if you'd like Pidgin to remember your password (you won't be prompted to enter it each time you log in, if you select this option)
New mail notifications: check the box if you'd like Pidgin to notify you of unread email in your inbox.
- Click the 'Advanced' tab and select Require SSL/TLS, or sometimes more simply Require Encryption.
- Google doesn't say this, but make sure under "Connect Server:" that talk.google.com. is set.
- Click Save.
You're now ready to connect to the Google Talk service using Pidgin.
An updated answer:
Let's say user is firstname.lastname@example.org
Setup a Gtalk account with the following details:
Password: ******** (enter your password here)
Then click on advanced and the only change to the defaults is the connect server:
Connect Server: talk.google.com
You should be set now.
I tried this and it worked for me. https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/apps/RWb8R-vg_qM has more details.
This has changed. We need to set app-specific password. Just follow instructions at http://mylinuxbook.com/how-to-get-pidgin-working-with-gtalk/
This is a newer method that sure works:
But remember to use an application password if you have 2-step verification.