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    Can Gaim send files to Aim on Windows?

    I am running ubuntu 7.04 with gaim 2.0.0 beta 6. Is it possible to send files to my friends with windows? Because now whenever I try to send something the transfer cancels. The strange part is that I can receive files from them. Please help, thank you!

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    So it is impossible I assume?

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    May 2004
    arch linux
    I don't use either of them so don't know for sure, but it looks like they are compatible according to this page: / Pidgin

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    Linux Guru Cabhan's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    Seattle, WA, USA
    I know that Gaim 1.x had a lot of problems with file transfers. According to the Pidgin FAQ, they are now supported up to 4 GB.

    Since you can receive, just not send, it may be some sort of firewall issue. I don't know the exact solution, but maybe this will help you on the right path.

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    Linux Enthusiast flipjargendy's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    Xanadu, Titan, Saturn
    You should be able to send messages to anyone on any OS. However, I do remember early in the days of freelance IMs, AOL and MSN were putitng up a fight and making updates to the software so that people using the freelance IMs could not communicate with their servers. If you're having problems, this might be the case.

    I would try Pidgin. It's the new Gaim... Gaim had to change names because AOL was threatening lawsuit... I don't know for sure but I think Pidgin is only going to be supported now.
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