Unable to update buddies list

Posted on
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:25 pm
russg offline
Posts: 46
Joined: Oct 02, 2014

Unable to update buddies list

Hi Glenn,
I just installed your iMsg plugin on my system (Indigo v7.2 or iOS 10.14.1 Mojave). I hope to use it to send messages only (I have wit.ai disabled). I configured the plugin with my appleID email account, which is identical to the account iMessage is logged into on the mac (might have been a mistake?).

When I attempt to send a text only message I get an error message that ‘it seems the buddy handle is invalid’. The weird part is that I can change the plugin preferences so the buddy list is different, but the error continues, and it specifies the *original* buddy handle, not the one in the preferences. This persists even after I restart the plugin, restart Indigo, and reboot the system.

Three questions:
1. what should I try next?
2. can I use the same buddy (email address) in the app as I log into on my mac? For example, I send text to my iPad from my phone regularly, and they are both signed into the same email/iMsg account.
3. if I want to try a re-install, what additional files do I need to remove?

any advice appreciated, and thanks in advance!
-russg

Posted on
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:31 pm
GlennNZ offline
Posts: 523
Joined: Dec 07, 2014
Location: Central Coast, Australia

Unable to update buddies list

russg wrote:
Hi Glenn,
I just installed your iMsg plugin on my system (Indigo v7.2 or iOS 10.14.1 Mojave). I hope to use it to send messages only (I have wit.ai disabled). I configured the plugin with my appleID email account, which is identical to the account iMessage is logged into on the mac (might have been a mistake?).

When I attempt to send a text only message I get an error message that ‘it seems the buddy handle is invalid’. The weird part is that I can change the plugin preferences so the buddy list is different, but the error continues, and it specifies the *original* buddy handle, not the one in the preferences. This persists even after I restart the plugin, restart Indigo, and reboot the system.

1. what should I try next?
2. can I use the same buddy (email address) in the app as I log into on my mac? For example, I send text to my iPad from my phone regularly, and they are both signed into the same email/iMsg account.
3. if I want to try a re-install, what additional files do I need to remove?


Hi

Sorry for delay - not entirely sure I completely follow.

First up
1. You should use a seperate iMessage account for the indigo Mac. Not your usual account. This account will receive and send any messages for the indigo Mac - which would be pretty annoying if main account was getting them all. iMessage should be logged in to a seperate indigo account for this to be useful.

2. Within the plugin config there is a setting
‘Show Buddy Handle in Log’
This will show in Error red any incoming message from any Buddy. Turn off when have figured out the correct buddy handle.

Buddy Handles can be mobile number or email addresses - enabling this setting and sending you Indigo iMessage account a message will let you known what the correct Buddy Handle should be.

Glenn


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