How to Tell if You Were Blocked in GChat on Adium


Adium is an instant messaging application for the Mac OS X operating system that lets you manage all of your instant messaging accounts in one location. It includes support for a number of IM clients, including AIM, Facebook Chat and GTalk, Google's chat application that's sometimes referred to as GChat. If a client blocks you on GTalk, however, your Adium account itself is not blocked, allowing you to see if you have been blocked by creating a new GTalk account and adding it to Adium.

  • Open a Web browser and navigate to Click the "Sign In" button, followed by the "create an account for free" link. Follow the onscreen instructions to create a new Google account.

  • Click the "Finder" icon in the computer's dock, followed by the "Applications" folder icon. Double-click the "Adium" application icon to launch the application.

  • Click the "Adium" menu and select the "Preferences..." option. Click the "Accounts" tab and click the "+" icon. Select the "Google Talk" option from the drop-down menu.

  • Type your new Google Account login credentials in the spaces provided and click the "OK" button to sync Adium with your new Google Account.

  • Click the "Contact" menu and select the "Add Contact" option. Click the arrow to the right of the "Contact Type:" heading and select the "GTalk" option.

  • Type the contact's GTalk ID in the space provided and place a checkmark next to your new Google Account listed next to the "On Accounts" heading.

  • Click the "Add" button to add the contact to the new GTalk account's buddy list. Locate the contact on both buddy lists. If the contact appears online on the new list but offline on the original list, the contact has blocked your original GTalk account.

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