I am using Pidgin with Sipe to connect with Office Communicator 2007.
Is it is possible with Empathy?
I had imported from Pidgin but it is not working.
You should be able to use the pidgin-sipe plugin for Empathy as well.
Worked that simply for me.
Works for me (Ubuntu 10.04 and 11.10).
Step 1: install pidgin-sipe plugin (you can do this via Terminal or Ubuntu Software Center)
Step 2: RESTART THE COMPUTER. Common error is because users don't restart the computer after installing pidgin-sipe (SIPE will not show up on the list of accounts that you can configure with Empathy if you did not restart).
Step 3: Once the computer has restarted, open Empathy and add your account (you should see SIPE in the list from this point)
Step 4: Enter your credentials
a. In the "Account" field, type your company email address. b. In the "Login" field, enter your credentials (typically it's domain\username) c. Left everything else untouched, and then clicked on Apply (or Login).
Note, some organizations may require that you import some certificate files/keys. In my organization it did not that's why it worked.
For me it only works with version 1.9 of the plugin. With version 1.11 I got a lot of 'read error's.