How do I absolutely, definitively, and completely sign myself out of Google Hangouts in every single possible location that I'm signed in? Or: how do I actually get notified when people chat me and I'm not online?
I am not computer stupid, but this eludes me. I have chat disabled
in Gmail. I am signed out of Hangouts
in Google Plus. I don't run any Chrome chat sessions. I've signed out of Hangouts in my iPhone and my iPad. The only place where I am signed in to Google Chat is in Adium (OS X), which I shut down when I'm not using it. I've even tried ending all sign-in sessions
And yet, somehow I still get Google Talk IMs from people at least 2-3 times a week that I don't see until I go to the web interface of Gmail. Since I don't use the web interface very much and largely rely on my various notification devices (Notify on OS X, Mail on iPhone) to tell me when I have new email, this usually means I don't see these chats until a day or so later. (Chat notifications are now a web-Gmail-thing and not something that gets pushed out as an actual email because Google hates usability.) This is really annoying!
Are people just IM-ing people even when they're not online? How can I definitely sign out of everything and make sure I'm actually offline to other people? Do I need to change my password and re-set all my App passwords?
Alternatively (and maybe this is the best solution), how can I force-generate a notification when I do
get a new chat from someone and I'm not online? Halp!
(I don't like being signed in on my phone because Hangouts on iOS doesn't seem to offer any sort of 'appear as mobile' status option, so people will message me as though I'm online wanting to talk about something important, and I'm thumbtyping short replies and can't concentrate on whatever it is I'm doing that does not involve being in front of a computer. Also the mobile Hangouts app suuuuuucks.)