Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Aug 2005 12:33 UTC
Google Google has launched an instant-messaging (IM) program that allows text chat and computer-to-computer voice connections, a move that highlights the search giant's increasing competition with Yahoo, Microsoft and America Online. You can download Google Talk here. Google also makes it very clear that you do not need Google Talk to use their service, and they provide detailed instructions on using other IM clients to connect to Google Talk. Update: Micheal Robertson announces partnership with Google to promote the use of open standards in VoIP/IM.
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by on Wed 24th Aug 2005 14:43 UTC

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Why cant i use my existing email address to sign onto Google talk this is as bad as MSN force feeding us Hotmail (at least there U can use non hotmail accounts via passport).

Is there a way to use non email accounts? I successfully registered a google account using my OTHER NON email addy.


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by on Thu 25th Aug 2005 08:18 in reply to "MEH GOOGLE SUCK"
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My guess is that Jabber relies on DNS to forward messages to the correct home server of the recipient. This means that Google Talk only manages its own address space, and can not let people register any email address. I suggest you ask your email provider to set up a compatible Jabber server for your email address.

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