I've tried a number of clients now including Kopete, Pidgin and Empathy but none of them seem to respect my proxy settings. For example in Pidgin after adding a yahoo account then setting:
Proxy type: HTTP Host: 127.0.0.1 Port: 8080
(I'm going to be going through Privoxy) in the
Proxy tab then clicking
Use account proxy for HTTP and HTTPS connections in the Advanced tab.
All I get is
Unable to connect: Server closed the connection
Everything works fine if I flush iptables of course, but I obviously don't want to do that.
How can I get at least one of these clients to work with Yahoo IM and through a proxy (local Privoxy)?
I discovered it was actually
Dansguardian that was killing
Pidgin since the blanket block
SSL and blanket block
IP address only were on and it seems
Pidgin connect via some address like
https://66.196.120.xx:5050 each time.
This allowance in
Dansguardian also fixes the problems with
telepathy too and it also now connects and seems to respect the system/environmental proxy settings. Just Kopete then that is broken..