[jitsi-users] popup notifications happen when not desired


#1

Hi, I have been using Jitsi for a short while and have noticed that I get popup windows when emails arrive even though I have configured the settings to display systray balloons. In fact, both types of notifications are happening when an email arrives. I would prefer to even have a setting that disables both of them (what does "auto" mean anyway?), and just blinks the Jitsi task bar icon when something arrives -- and not continuously, but a few times, and then have it turn gold/yellow until I bring it to the front). Also, separate settings for IM vs email would be .. intuitive... Also, these popups that display lots of tabs for the individual email senders -- that thing gets ridiculous -- it might have 20+ tabs when I check it finally, which makes it useless as a tool to quickly look at any particular email. I'm not sure if it is helpful.

I also had some issues adding yahoo contacts.. I went through the initial wizard to add accounts. Facebook did not work, now that I think about it -- it shows as being one of the accounts I've added, along with yahoo -- but no gtalk, as I have just discovered, which is very odd since I havce those contacts in the list.. OK, I have just discovered this new issue -- when I check the contact info for what I know to be a gtalk contact, it says it is a facebook contact! And there are no facebook contacts in the list.

But yes, while all of the google gtalk contacts were added properly, yahoo were not. They display in the (very long) list, which I think grows as new emails and IM's arrive (bad idea in my opinion -- even spam contacts are in the list!), but even if someone sends me an IM through Yahoo with the contact in this state (in the list but not manually added) -- it will display as a popup, but in the Jitsi contact list window, that user does not appear online unless I go and manually add the contact.. And if I double click on the user in the list (if I haven't yet added them), it does not present me with a popup in which to communicate with them. Again, I have to manually add them to communicate, unless they happened to have sent me an IM already.

Another problem is that there is no way to just ignore all future new contact add requests, or some what to combat those mass add contact spammers. Maybe at least just ignore them if there is a setting configured to do so? If someone wants to add me, they can send me an email and then I'll manually add them. I have not added a new contact when it was initiated by them in many years. It should be ignorable.

OK, hope that helps. Let me know if you need more information.
Thanks for all of your hard work. BTW -- I have friends who are interested in Jitsi, but they are Mac/IOS users. I understand that an Android version is in the works, which I hope will be portable to BB10 (blackberry, using their android porting tools), but it would be nice to have encryption when communicating with my various mac/ios-using friends and family. That was the first question my mom asked -- will it work on my ipad?
regards,
Ken


#2

I also had some issues adding yahoo contacts.. I went through the
initial wizard to add accounts. Facebook did not work, now that I
think about it -- it shows as being one of the accounts I've added,
along with yahoo

You lost me. Were you were able to add Facebook or not? Take a look at
the instructions for adding a Facebook account:
https://jitsi.org/Documentation/SetUpFacebookChat

Also you mentioned "some issues adding yahoo contacts". Other people
will not be able to help without more details.

-- but no gtalk, as I have just discovered, which is very odd since I
havce those contacts in the list..

See the disclaimer in the introduction to Google Talk:
https://jitsi.org/Documentation/SetUpGoogleTalk

OK, I have just discovered this new issue -- when I check the contact
info for what I know to be a gtalk contact, it says it is a facebook
contact!

Maybe your contact is also your friend on Facebook?

And there are no facebook contacts in the list.

This seems to contradict your previous statement. Please help me
understand.

But yes, while all of the google gtalk contacts were added properly,
yahoo were not. They display in the (very long) list, which I think
grows as new emails and IM's arrive (bad idea in my opinion -- even
spam contacts are in the list!),

Your IM contacts in Yahoo will match your Yahoo email address book. I
don't use Yahoo email, but it is not uncommon for email services to add
anyone you email as a contact in your address book. Maybe you sent an
email to one of the spam contacts?

but even if someone sends me an IM through Yahoo with the contact in
this state (in the list but not manually added) -- it will display as
a popup, but in the Jitsi contact list window, that user does not
appear online unless I go and manually add the contact.. And if I
double click on the user in the list (if I haven't yet added them), it
does not present me with a popup in which to communicate with them.
Again, I have to manually add them to communicate, unless they
happened to have sent me an IM already.

If you want to contact someone without adding them to your list of
contacts, you can type their address to the dial field (where it says
"Enter name or number"). However at the moment it only gives the option
to Call rather than IM.

Another problem is that there is no way to just ignore all future new
contact add requests, or some what to combat those mass add contact
spammers. Maybe at least just ignore them if there is a setting
configured to do so? If someone wants to add me, they can send me an
email and then I'll manually add them. I have not added a new contact
when it was initiated by them in many years. It should be ignorable.

I agree this could be helpful. Especially for services where spam is a
problem.

OK, hope that helps. Let me know if you need more information.
Thanks for all of your hard work. BTW -- I have friends who are
interested in Jitsi, but they are Mac/IOS users. I understand that an
Android version is in the works, which I hope will be portable to BB10
(blackberry, using their android porting tools), but it would be nice
to have encryption when communicating with my various mac/ios-using
friends and family. That was the first question my mom asked -- will
it work on my ipad?
regards,
Ken

prism-break.org recommends ChatSecure for Encrypted IM for iOS devices:
https://chatsecure.org/
It doesn't support Yahoo's proprietary protocol but it does support
standard XMPP services such as Jit.si, Jabber, etc.

Hope that helps.

David

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On 9/29/2013 2:54 AM, Ken Lawrence wrote: