Feature Requests item #1517536, was opened at 2006-07-06 00:02
Message generated for change (Comment added) made by kremmen
You can respond by visiting: 

Please note that this message will contain a full copy of the comment thread,
including the initial issue submission, for this request,
not just the latest update.
Category: None
Group: None
Status: Closed
Resolution: Rejected
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: Craig (kremmen)
Assigned to: Mark Doliner (thekingant)
Summary: ICQ: ability to add without authorization

Initial Comment:
In the days prior to server lists, there were common
hacks available to the official ICQ clients to make
them ignore the authorization process when adding new
contacts. (... and not display ads, and so on.) The
authorization process was completely optional, as all
data was stored locally anyhow.

If you install a newer ICQ (2001b and on), it uploads
the complete client-based contact list automatically to
the ICQ server with no new authorization. It would be
much simpler for users if GAIM would use that mechanism
for adding users, if possible, and ignore the whole
authorization farce altogether.


>Comment By: Craig (kremmen)
Date: 2007-04-02 11:01

Logged In: YES 
Originator: YES

I think you missed the point(s).

1) ICQ has no real security. If other programs can bypass it, not doing so
means GAIM is simply lacking a feature that others use.

2) Having to get authorisation again because one switches to GAIM is not
security, it's just a waste of time and a giant pain. At the very least, it
would be appropriate to document that anyone with an old (2000b and prior)
ICQ should upgrade to a newer (2001b and on) ICQ before trying GAIM, as
GAIM will not handle the situation properly.


Comment By: Mark Doliner (thekingant)
Date: 2007-04-02 08:50

Logged In: YES 
Originator: NO

I'm going to reject his.  I don't think Gaim should be in the habit of
bypassing security mechanisms that are put into place by the IM networks we
connect to.


Comment By: Alexander Kostadinov (akostadinov)
Date: 2006-08-25 03:34

Logged In: YES 

agree to be very useful.
I used micq before and now I'm bored to ask for authorization


You can respond by visiting: 

Take Surveys. Earn Cash. Influence the Future of IT
Join SourceForge.net's Techsay panel and you'll get the chance to share your
opinions on IT & business topics through brief surveys-and earn cash
Gaim-features mailing list

Reply via email to