[ejabberd] Make Hangout users appear offline instead of away

Evgeniy Khramtsov xramtsov at gmail.com
Thu Oct 24 05:25:00 MSK 2013

On 24.10.2013 08:28, dev at jabber.fsinf.de wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> Since Google has been migrating their users to Hangouts, my roster 
> gets clogged with people who are perpetually away with some 
> "MessagingXXXXXXXXX" resource. Messages sent to these people appear to 
> get lost (correct me if I'm wrong). To make things more complicated, 
> occasionally these people still log in using proper Jabber clients, so 
> I do not want to simply remove them from my roster. Rather, I want the 
> annoying Hangouts away presence dropped.
> So: Is there some way to make ejabberd ignore/drop presences sent by 
> clients with a "MessagingXXXXXXXXX" resource (or whatever way to 
> identify the Hangouts "client" is better)? Or is there any other 
> option to make this less annoying?
> Thanks in advance!

ejabberd only has privacy lists support for blocking (mod_privacy). But, 
as I understand, that's not exactly what you need.

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