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Monday, September 13th 2004, 1:40am

[kopete] automatic away-msg checking exposes invisibility

I've discovered that when I'm using licq and set myself away some contacts pop up from nowhere with a little eye symbol on them. By investigating this with some friends and testing our theories we confirmed that it had to do with kopete automatically checking away messages when someone goes away.
When invisible, this behavior will expose you to the client being checked and depending on the programming of that client it may display your status as online/invisible, at least on the icq protocol.

My suggestion is to make kopete turn off automatic away message checking when going invisible, making it up to the users to decide whether they find it neccessary to blow their cover.



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Monday, September 13th 2004, 4:58am

Perhaps you should send an email to the developers on the mailing list at