Adium supports file transfers over
Which protocols support file transfer?
Sending and receiving files is currently supported on:
AIM(hard limit of 4 GB)
- ICQ (hard limit of 4
SILC(not yet in Adium)
- Yahoo when not using an
HTTPproxy (is relayed via a file transfer server). XMPP(Jabber) when neither side is behind a NATdevice.
Initiating a file transfer
There are a variety of ways to initiate a file transfer with another user:
- Click the File Transfer icon (Document with a green arrow icon), located in the message view's toolbar.
- Select the destination user in the contact list then click Contact → Send File...
- Simply drag and drop a file from the Finder onto the contact in your Contact List.
AIM/ICQ file transfer ports
Users behind a router or a firewall may have better luck with
- Mac OS X 10.5 users: Add Adium to the allowed programs list in the software firewall. Go to System Preferences → Security → Firewall. If Allow all incoming connections is not selected, choose Set access for specific services and applications, click the + button, and select Adium from your Applications folder.
- Mac OS X 10.4 users: The OS X software firewall can be controlled via System Preferences → Sharing → Firewall. Click on New, change Port Name to Other, then enter 5190-5200 for
TCPport and " AIM" for the description.)
AIM/ICQ file transfer sometimes work better in iChat?
- When the sender is behind a firewall or router, libpurple's
AIMfile transfer implementation may fail. See the previous section for more information.
- libpurple does not support transferring of entire folders yet. Such transfers will fail.
Improving Bonjour file transfer
For Bonjour file transfer to work when sending it is required to allow port 5298