How do I configure GAIM for Google Talk?
Once you download GAIM, you'll need to configure your client to connect to the Google Talk service. Here's how:
Click 'Accounts' at the bottom of the login page.
Click 'Add' after the 'Accounts' window opens.
Enter the following information in the 'Add Account' window:
Screen Name: enter your full Gmail username (everything before '@gmail.com
Password: we suggest leaving this field blank for increased security, but if you'd like to log in automatically, enter your Gmail password
Alias: leave this field blank
Remember password: check the box if you'd like GAIM to remember your password (you won't be prompted to enter it each time you log in, if you select this option)
Auto-login: check the box if you'd like to connect to the Google Talk service each time you use GAIM
Click the '+' next to 'Show more options.'
Enter the following information in the section that appears:
Jabber Options: Check the box next to 'Use TLS if available,' and leave the other boxes unchecked.
Connect server: talk.google.com
Proxy type: Use Global Proxy Settings
Congratulations! You are now ready to connect to the Google Talk service using GAIM.
Have questions about GAIM? Learn from the experts! Check out GAIM's FAQs. The Google Talk Team can only assist you in configuring your client to work with the Talk service.
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