Adium 1.3.8

Adium 1.3.8 is now available. This release contains the connection fixes for Facebook chat, as well as a small fix for Snow Leopard users to fix the events list. There’s more Snow Leopard fixes on the upcoming 1.4 beta release which we felt were too broad of changes to include in the 1.3.8 release, sorry. An updated beta for 1.4 with the Facebook fix will be coming shortly through the usual channels. Enjoy!

NB: If you’re getting the CAPTCHA popup, disconnect and wait 10 minutes before you try to connect again. CAPTCHA itself isn’t working, but the message just means to calm down trying to connect.

66 Responses to “Adium 1.3.8”

  1. Debra Ross Says:

    Thank you!

  2. Dan Says:

    The update didn’t fix the issue for me. Is there anything special I need to do (besides the update)? I even reverted from betas to stable releases to get this functionality back, but I’m still getting chronic-captcha-syndrome. What’s going on?

  3. Aaron Says:

    Same here. The captacha thing keeps popping up. Says that logging into Facebook might fix it, but it has not.

  4. Aaron Says:

    Wait, strike that. I just Quit Adium and then restarted it and it seems to be working fine now. Thanks for the update, Adium.

  5. pat n Says:

    Thanks so much !

  6. GoldnI Says:

    Just downloaded it and no captcha, thank you!

  7. Dan Says:

    @Aaron: Me too. Thanks.

  8. Billy Says:

    Still having the problem after downloading the new version and waiting for 10 min!! help please!

  9. Andrew Says:

    Mine FB contacts keep coming online and then instantly going back offline now…though no Captcha boxes appearing.

  10. Andrew Says:

    Check that, Captcha box just appeared…so, similar behavior on Snow Leopard as before.

  11. Andrew Says:

    It cleared up after a few restarts of Adium and Firefox. Thanks!

  12. c14 h30 Says:

    excellent smithers

  13. TG Says:

    Worked for me!

  14. Tom Says:

    Works here! Thank you guys!

  15. sebastian Says:

    hey there, a BIG thank you for fixing the facebook issue so quick. thats really great!

  16. Eduardo Says:

    Update today and still wirking without problems. Must login on FB site first. Thanks you very much!

  17. gilad Says:

    Can’t open the Image!
    it says: codec overrun ,
    am i the only one getting this?

  18. Rusty Shackleford Says:

    Looks like there are some rumblings within Facebook with regards to XMPP support. According to an XMPP server has just appeared within the facebook domain. So hopefully everyone will soon be able to connect to Facebook chat with a standard XMPP client.

  19. martin david Says:

    it worked for me for a short moment.
    not adium logs on to facebook, contacts apear, then it immediately logs off again. this circle goes on until facebook strikes because of multible wrong logins and quits. ;(

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  21. kyle Says:

    Didn’t work for this mac user.. logged on fine for a moment and then started the endless relogon cycle ending at the captcha prompt..

  22. Ted Says:

    the updated didnt work until i rebooted my iMac running 10.6.x. Now everything is running great :)

  23. Mike Says:

    Thanks facebook chat’s working again! Good job!

  24. Kelley Says:

    Thank you. it worked!

  25. Adam Says:

    is there going to be a beta update for Leopard users as well (not just snow leopard)?????

  26. Nick Says:

    you guys are great! Thanks for the speedy fix

  27. Tim Says:

    I was having the same issue with the endless connect/disconnect cycle for Facebook chat in Adium, even after upgrade to 1.3.8.

    Here’s what fixed it for me:
    • Enable Facebook account in Adium
    • Quit Adium
    • Log out of Facebook through browser
    • Launch Adium

    It seems to be working fine now, even since I’ve logged back in to Facebook in Safari.

  28. Puru Says:


    I also download the new version but the captcha doesn’t work.

    Best Regards,

  29. Yehuda Says:

    adium will be much better if like msn, there are moving image(GIF) when we type words.. u no I’m sayin

  30. Gary L Green Says:

    Tried what Tim said, still doesn’t work. Keep getting the stupid captcha over and over and over…..

  31. brett Says:

    thanks. facebook is working for me now

  32. Diane Says:

    It still isn’t working for me. After downloading the new version, my facebook contacts came up for a couple of seconds, but then disappeared again. Now, Captcha keeps on popping up.

  33. Harsh Says:

    Good work peeps. It’s running once again. I just ran an update, and the annoying captcha thing was history.

  34. Diane Says:

    Update– I just started Adium again and everything is back to normal. Thank you !

  35. Zndr Says:

    10.5.7 Not working I hate that I have to use facebook, one of the most poorly designed sites ever, stupid social network, why can’t we all page each other like we used too.

  36. francesco Says:

    thanks for the update, worked for me (:

  37. crall Says:

    10.5.8 – not a facebook-user.
    Adium won’t work at all.
    No Login with the new Adium – the old one “works” …. it says that i would be online – in fact, I’m not.
    My contaclist won’t show up – nothing happens.
    Completely reinstalled and tried again – with no effort.
    Restart of the Laptopt – but nothing at all….

    hope you’ll fix that, cause I think, that this is not the way it should be ;)


  38. Rapheal Says:

    10.5.8 Mac OS
    Updated Adium, and ran
    CAPTCHA right away for FB, failed multiple times.
    Quit Adium
    Logged into FB, via Firefox. Warned to many log in failures, was presented with CAPTCHA. Entered proper CAPTCHA and FB password, entered site.
    Ran Adium, presented with CAPTCHA, and keeps failing.


  39. Samuel Lavoie Says:

    thanks this update for Facebook is greatly appreciated! :)

  40. Makhach Says:

    I can get offline messages with this version…
    Everything was ok with version 1.3.7

  41. Jason Says:

    Facebook is working again!… but its separating out the facebook contacts into separate groups again like previous versions. How do I combined facebook into one “Facebook” group? So annoying. Please help.

  42. Mario Says:

    Stil not working for me. Everytime i use adium facebook (on safari) say that i tried many times to login with a false password..etc

  43. gperdomor Says:

    would be interesting to have a version of adium for the iphone and ipod touch

  44. Gary L Green Says:

    Okay, now Facebook is working. Thanks.

  45. Jacob Says:

    I am using the latest version and FB used to work fine. Then all of a sudden FB dropped and tried to reconnect, then dropped, then reconnected, etc, etc. It keeps doing this and I cannot log into FB via chat. The web client works just fine, but the chat for Adium is broken for me. I tried waiting and re-enabling the account but that didn’t work, and I tried adding the account fresh, that didn’t work either. Any ideas? Am I the only one experiencing this? I’m not getting the captcha pop-up like before, but it’s still not connecting.

  46. William Says:


    I am having the exact same problem you are having.


  47. Mr. Anderson Says:

    @ Makhach
    I have the same problem. I can’t receive messages, sent to me, when I was offline.
    Any idea how to fix this?

  48. Jacob Says:

    Are they working on a fix for the log in/immediate log out bug? I assume it has something to do with the FB API, but I’m not getting any info regarding it. it seems like it works for some people, but I know it’s not working for me even after trying a number of things to get it to connect adium to FB chat. :(

  49. Arne Evertsson Says:

    Adium 1.3.8 won’t logon at all. It stays offline. I’m going to download the 1.4 beta.

  50. Arne Evertsson Says:

    Same thing with 1.4 beta. I guess it must be my fault.

  51. Austin Says:

    Humm I let adium update itself, now I can’t run it because it says its for the wrong architecture. Manually download the new version and install and it’s fine now.

  52. tabby Says:

    1.3.8 wont let me recieve offline messages as well.

  53. sammusubi Says:

    I had to use my username versus my email address to get around the disconnect/reconnect problem

  54. trilloman Says:


  55. mel p Says:

    i couldn’t get any joy with this new release but i uninstalled EVERYTHING (app cleaner, it’s a great tool), and then installed a new version from scratch. so far it seems to be working.

  56. bentl3y Says:

    Thanks! The new update works flawlessly with fb for me. :)

  57. Jason Says:

    I downloaded 1.3.8 last week and have been loving it. Unfortunately for the last two days it has been quitting unexpectedly whenever I try to click on a contact and send an IM. I’m running OSX 10.5.8

  58. Arnan Says:

    MSN randomly disconnects
    MSN log’s me out while remaining “online” but i coiuld be offline for hours without noticing since msn contacts keep showing.
    Many a time when MSN contacts talk to me they eventually send me an email or when a message comes through they complain most of their text was undeliverable. WHen i use the official client it works fine.

  59. Jim Says:

    Facebook issue is still present in a fully updated 10.4 system running Adium 1.3.8. One of two issues, either chronic captcha or FB chat doesn’t connect at all. This has been happening even post a clean reformat and re-install of the OS and all apps.

  60. Steven Rodriguez Says:

    Just updated the 1.4 beta…facebook chat is working like a charm. Thanks.

  61. j4n Says:

    Since 1.3.8 i can’t receive ICQ offline messages. Does anybody else have this problem too?
    Otherwise Adium is the best!!!

  62. profano Says:

    i can’t conected and i don’t know if this problem is from my mac or is from adiu
    what do i have to do??
    help please

  63. Lindor Says:

    Thanks for the update!

    I’ve come across a problem, though. Recently when I close and reopen Adium my nickname resets to a nickname I used to use a long time ago. I change it to the right one every time, and when I sign out and back in again it’s back to the old one.

    Is there a way I can fix this? It just started this week, and I use Adium every day.

  64. Stef Says:

    Yeah, what Lindor says …

    Every contact I have using adium is having this problem, the nickname resets everytime we logon …

  65. Ondrej Says:

    1.3.8 fixed the facebook problem although it sometimes disconnect and immediately reconnect. new problem is ICQ this version is not able to connect to icq at all

  66. Squall85 Says:

    Hi all!

    I don’t know since when this problem is present but I noticed it recently. Every time I log in, no matter is I just closed my MacBook or relaunched Adium it replaces my user name with the first part of my MSN address (untill the @ character). Every time I have to go to preferences, select my account, Personal and set the Display name as I want it to be…

    Thank you!