Adium 1.2.6: The client version you are using is too old. NOT!

This just in! Adium 1.2.6 available less than 24 hours after an ICQ network upgrade rendered previous versions unable to connect. Credit goes to our good friends over at Pidgin for fixing libpurple, our mutual services library, so quickly. :) Libpurple 2.4.3 also fixes several issues with the Yahoo!, Yahoo! Japan, and QQ instant messaging services.

A few other bugs are fixed in Adium 1.2.6, too. A bug which has been around since Adium 0.50 which caused “Contact Came Back” to be displayed sometimes when contacts would sign off has finally been fixed – a single ! was in the wrong place! Also, one of the most common crashes in 1.2.x has been corrected, and message windows will once again remember their position on Mac OS X 10.4. You can check out the version history for all the details.

We’re hard at work on Adium 1.3, which is going to be an awesome release. You can check out the beta or learn about contributing time, code, or money. Remember, Adium is a free, open source, volunteer effort. :)

Our site and code host NetworkRedux and our download host CacheFly rock.

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100 Responses to “Adium 1.2.6: The client version you are using is too old. NOT!”

  1. George Says:

    Unfortunately 1.2.6 hasn’t been posted to yet nor is the auto update kicking in =/

  2. Jay Says:

    Now the auto update works. Currently loading 1.2.6

    Thank you guys so much!

  3. Jens Says:

    Incredible. Extremly fast response. Great work,

    Kind Reagards,

  4. Kelly Says:

    Wow, that was really rather fast. Thank you so much!!!

  5. Mike Says:

    FYI, this looks like it was rolled into 1.3b6 for anyone using betas.

  6. Shetty Says:

    You guys rule!

  7. Burton Says:

    I’m impressed. Great job, great response time all around. Kudos!

  8. Keith Says:

    woot!! awesome job

  9. Lars Says:

    And again, thanks for the great work!

  10. Roman B Says:

    thank you so much for your great work!

  11. Chris Says:

    You guys rock! Thank you very, very much – great work!!!

  12. hannes Says:

    You guys are the best! thanks for this amazing work.
    Well done!

    greetz from germany.

  13. Lutz Says:

    Hoooray! The duck is back again! Thanks a lot for your effort, I really appreciate what you are doing!

    Keep it up!

  14. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the nightshift… Keep up the good work, guys!

  15. PieKey Says:

    Thank you so much! :) You’re all together awesome. We were helpless without you! ;)

  16. Мак Says:

    With gratitude from Russia!
    You Best. ICQ sucks.

  17. Marc Says:

    great work guys! thx a lot for adium. i won’t miss it!

  18. Mauzi Says:

    I love you guys. xD

    Great work. All those IMidiots should hire you. You’re even better developers than those lame guys.. -.-

    Thank you a lot! :)

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  20. j0k3r Says:

    Great job! Thanks a lot!

  21. Ilija Says:

    Thanx guys! =) You are the greatest thing in the world!!! =)
    From Russia with love.

  22. JanSC Says:

    Thanks to you and your Friends at Pidgin.

  23. Nelio Says:

    Thank you so much for this quick update!

  24. diskordia Says:

    Thanks you guys! This was really quick

  25. Riccardo Says:

    Great job! I will also give credit to pidgin team once their site is up and running again.
    P.S.: you are doing a better job than apple (see the 10.5.4 update which does not include any fix to TWO severe security holes weeks old)

  26. Den Says:

    thanks a lot for a great job!

  27. Kybla Says:

    Wow, that was really very fast response to a problem, thanks guys!

  28. Ama Says:

    Hey, many thanks from switzerland for updating so fast! Great job, great work!
    That’s worth a donation, fella’s ;)

  29. ICQ-Protokoll geändert? Adium will nicht mehr — Says:

    [...] ein Update, welches das Problem behebt. Zwar ist die Pidgin-Seite nicht erreichbar, laut dem Adium-Blog hat aber das Pidgin-Projekt die libpurple entsprechend angepasst, so dass es auch für Pidgin-User [...]

  30. i_lp Says:

    THX =)

  31. Tim Says:

    Hey everybody in the Adium-Team!

    I know that a big part of the open-source-using-users start bitching in such an event of failure. But you have once again proven that the open-source-system is above all others. A company like Adobe would have neven rollen out an update for a critical error on such short notice!


  32. Mik Says:

    Great Work!

    Thank you for taking me back to the world :D

  33. Nicolas Says:

    Thanks a lot to you and the Pidgin guys! You’re awesome!

  34. stejano Says:

    thank you so much for your great work!

    Thanks, thanks, thanks,thanks!!!

  35. Thasso Says:

    Great !

    Keep up the good work !

  36. erniejunior Says:

    Hello guys, thanks for your great work! That was realy fast.

  37. Paddy Says:

    Thanks for the fast update. I just happily donated 5$.
    Thanks again for this great piece of software.

  38. Jan Philipsen Says:

    Thanks for the great work on adium and for the fast update!

  39. Christian Says:

    Thank you!!

  40. Probleme bei Adium. Update III. | NYblog Says:

    [...] keine 24h haben die Jungs (und Mädels?) von Adium gebraucht und schieben ein Update des Clients nach. Funktioniert wieder [...]

  41. ICQ: Fremde Clients seit heute geblockt » Says:

    [...] liegen Adium (1.2.6) und Pidgin (2.4.3) in neuen Versionen vor, die das Problem beheben. Diesen Beitrag bookmarken: [...]

  42. Anon Says:

    Thanks for the fast patch. I donated a few bucks as a more material “Thank You” :-)

  43. sah Says:

    guys, you are awesome!!! thanks a million!!!

  44. ana Says:

    thanks so much, guys!!!

  45. Josa Says:

    That was really fast! Thank you!

  46. Karsten Says:

    guys… YOU ARE GREAT!

    Amazing stuff… thank you

  47. Sebastian Says:

    Wow, in 24h!


  48. Andreewitch Says:

    Thank you amazing job in 24 h WOW

  49. damienna Says:

    after that “old icq error” and being updated to the latest version, i have an error saying “The AIM servers were temporarily unable to send your buddy list. Your buddy list is not lost, and will probably become available in a few minutes.” does anyone have the same?

  50. Adam Says:

    Damienna, I am getting the exact same message.

  51. Flo Says:

    Same here.

  52. 100%DIRK - » ICQ: The client version you are using is too old. Says:

    [...] pidgin [multi platform], and so on) using it. luckily the pidgin developers (open source community) already fixed that so you won’t need to use the shitty icq client which is just blown up with stupid stuff and [...]

  53. Nils Says:

    you guys rule so much, thanks a lot! <3 (same goes for the pidgin ppl)

  54. kanz Says:

    wow nice work !!!! thx

  55. Eichenesel Says:

    Wow, thats really fast, thanks you for this fast support!!!

  56. dasschaf Says:

    Hey great work thank you

    adium is the best messanger client for mac os x

  57. fay-pain Says:

    Thank you so much <3

    every minute with ichat was a bad minute :D

    (greetings from Germany)

  58. miripiruni Says:

    Thank you!

  59. Doogie Says:

    really great work guys. fixing it that fast is really great! Keep up the good work. Greetings from germany

  60. Heiner Says:

    Thank you so much!

  61. Mr Joe Says:

    Thanks for updating AdiumX for 10.4 and greater, but what about us little ppl who can not run 10.4, Older G3 running 10.2 or higher?

  62. lecho Says:

    Dear Everybody,

    I’m facing troubles since yesterday with icq on Adium 1.2.5 First error message “… too old…”. I’ve downloaded therefore newest version 1.2.6. Unfortunately new error messages has started to appear any time I’m starting adium “You have been connecting and disconnecting too frequently. Wait ten minutes and try again. If you continue to try, you will need to wait even longer.”

    I’ve tried reinstallation, beta version 1.3, disabling of icq account, erasing of it and adding one more time. Nothing helped …

    Does anybody has any idea, how to solve it? I will highly appreciate any help.

    Thanks in advance and have a nice day.


  63. Serg Says:


  64. Muster Says:


    great work! thanks for updating adium!!

    nice work dev. team!!

  65. Robby Says:

    lecho, how about waiting the “ten minutes”? :P

  66. Hannes Says:

    Thank you guys!

  67. hovnival Says:

    omg i can’t see any of my contact in my list!! can u tell me where’s the problem??

  68. hovnival Says:

    sorry my mistake, it works great

  69. lecho Says:

    … waiting for even tens of ten minutes did not help… :-( Just tried again, and still the same error message …

  70. Jason Says:

    I’m having massive issues connecting to gchat. Every time I do, it immediately disconnects and tries to reconnect, saying “Invalid XML.” I deleted and remade the account in Adium, and it still does it. Unsure how to submit a Trac report, so here is the only place I could find to submit it…

  71. Chris Says:

    This is incredible. What you’re doing is really appreciated. Adium is by far the best IM program i have ever used. Keep up the good work – i’m sure you will!

  72. Evan Schoenberg Says:

    @Jason: – please be sure to include your system specs and debug log.

  73. Vivek Says:

    I get the same flapping disconnect/connect cycle connected to our own ejabberd server. I had to revert adium to the 1.2.5 release. This happened to one other fellow in our office as well. However, yet another person had no issues with jabber flapping on/off.

  74. Henning Says:

    Since the upgrade to the new version 1.2.6 my Jabber is going off- and online every 1-3 seconds. Installing the beta didnt helt either.
    All my friends having the issue with their Jabber connection.

    Please help/fix – this is very annoying :/

  75. Reini Says:

    Love you guys!

  76. me Says:



  77. Annika Says:

  78. Jason Says:

    It’s fixed now… very strange…

  79. EAP Says:

    You are great :) * thumb up*

  80. Dhcmrlchtdj Says:

    You guys da men!

  81. StickNick Says:

    Same issue as Henning. Jabber will not stay connected. It drops off and reconnects every couple of seconds.

  82. Drew Says:

    Does anyone have a dl link to Adium 1.2.5 that I can point my users to until this is confirmed and fixed?

  83. Wfiveash Says:

    Similar to what Henning reports, my jabber connection continues to go up and down every several seconds after updating from 1.2.5 to 1.2.6. When I was using 1.2.5 this did not happen. When I get a chance (I need to figure out tcpdump on the Mac) I’ll try capturing the network traffic when it goes up and down.

  84. smokingmole Says:

    Message could not be sent because an error with the switchboard occurred:

    stiiiillllll getting this error!

  85. Drew Says:

    Found my link and posted a note for my end users:

  86. Brian R. Says:

    Throwing a “me too” in with the crowd regarding XMPP based service problems as of the latest release of Adium, impacting 1.2.6 and 1.3b6.

    Symptom is an endlessly flapping connection.

    I’ve rolled back to Adium 1.3b5.

  87. Mike Says:

    That’s a “me too” for the XMPP flapping, I am hoping you guys will show the same expediency in the 1.2.7 release as you showed for the 1.2.6 release.

  88. Skip Says:

    You guys rock!

  89. Wfiveash Says:

    BTW, I found the Adium 1.2.5 version in my Trash after the 1.2.6 update so I renamed the Adium app in my Applications folder to Adium126 and dragged the Adium app in my Trash back into my Applications folder. Seems to work fine.

  90. Evan Schoenberg Says:

    @All the good folks reporting the XMPP problems: Adium 1.2.6: XMPP (Jabber) failures

  91. lecho Says:

    Hi guys, when connecting at home 1.2.6. works fine. Unfrotunately in the office I’m getting all the time error message as posted above (“You have been connecting and disconnecting too frequently. Wait ten minutes and try again. If you continue to try, you will need to wait even longer.”) My suspiction is login server and port. Is there any other Login server than and other port than 5190?

    Maybe problem is here. Our LAN asministrator has not changed anything last 2 weeks. Officiak ICQ clients on PCs run OK. I’m only one guy with MBP facing troubles.

    Thanks in advance for your help. Have a nice day.

  92. lecho Says:

    Hi guys, I’ve tried to conect from home today morning and it worked fine without any troubles. Mys suspiction is setting of our company LAN. I’ve already discussed it with our administrator and he said there were no changes for last 2 weeks. Colleagues who use official ICQ client on PC (I’m only one guy with Apple computer ;-) ) have no problems at all.

    Is there any other login server than and any other port than 5190?

    Maybe problem is here??? THanks in advance for your assistance/help. Have a nice day.

  93. pocsan Says:

    Заебись ребята! Так держать :)

  94. Jonathan Says:

    Wow! What a fast fix! THANK YOU so much!!!

  95. blackhound Says:

    amazing, so fast. thanks to both the adium and pidgin groups.

  96. Adriana Says:

    Adium has deleted 200 of my buddies on my buddy list?
    And the categories are completely out of order.
    AIM does not have this issue.. Hmm, I’m still excited about the newest version, but most of my buddies are missing now.
    Is there a way to fix this issue?

  97. Michael Says:

    I keep getting this annoying message:
    “The AIM servers were temporarily unable to send your buddy list. Your buddy list is not lost, and will probably become available in a few minutes.”
    It does it like every minute.
    REALLY annoying.
    Any fix for this?

  98. Ben Says:

    I’m getting the same message as everyone else: “The AIM servers were temporarily unable to send your buddy list. Your buddy list is not lost, and will probably become available in a few minutes.”

    It’s been over four hours since I first got the message. I’ve tried other AIM clients: iChat, Digsby, Meebo, AIM Express, but these also fail to load the buddy list. I hope there’s a fix for this soon…..


  99. Steven Says:

    holy hell why wont my buddy list load? any one get that working?

    “The AIM servers were temporarily unable to send your buddy list. Your buddy list is not lost, and will probably become available in a few minutes.”

  100. Steven Says:

    nvm its back on. weird.