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What IM client??

Postby lany girl » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:43 am

Hello..

I used to use Yahoo.. but also use Adium. I stopped using adium a long time ago because of my yahoo not working with it anymore. I want to go back to using adium, but I'm having a real hard time finding a good client to use with adium now. I signed up for AOL.. and then found out they aren't doing IM anymore. I also tried the gmail mail in thoughts I would be able to use them, but I can't figure out how to use their IM chat for this either. I use a mac computer. Can someone please tell me what a good client to use for Adium is? And how to go about registering that IM to sign onto it on Adium?

Thank you in advance for any help you can give me

Lany

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Re: What IM client??

Postby Robby » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:38 am

Hi Lany,

the chat service we usually recommend is XMPP. https://adium.im/help/pgs/Account-XMPP- ... count.html has information on registering an XMPP account. =-)

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Re: What IM client??

Postby lany girl » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:27 pm

Thank you Robby! I'll check it out right now, and post how it went. :smile:

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Re: What IM client??

Postby lany girl » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:50 pm

Oh, well.. still having a hard time. I go to the link, and the instructions give me choices, in which I'm not sure what to pick. I live in the USA, and apparently, most of the public server directory for the servers to choose from don't have good ratings, and I also don't know anybody around my area that uses these, so I would be talking to nobody I know. Thank you for trying to help me out anyway though. =-)

I was hoping there would just be something like Yahoo.. where I sign up for an email, and then use that same email sign on for the account I sign onto in the Adium chat application. Maybe there is nothing like that anymore..

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Re: What IM client??

Postby Robby » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:50 pm

Hi lany,

you can choose any of the XMPP servers whether they're in the USA or not. On top of that, all of the XMPP servers can talk to each other so you can chat to anyone using XMPP. That's very similar to Yahoo where your friends also needed to use Yahoo for you to be able to chat with them with your Yahoo account.

I guess the best way to go would be to either a) ask your most important friends what chat services they use and go with that or b) suggest they register an XMPP account.

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Re: What IM client??

Postby lany girl » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:37 am

Okay. I went to just pick one of the jabbers, and then came to this message after following that link to get it:
"Temporary suspension of registration
Jan. 6, 2018, 1:11 p.m. by mati

We have decided to temporarily stop registration of new users to our services. We do not have a date for reopening registration, but we hope it will be soon.

In the past years we have seen an incredible growth of active users. The number of daily active users has increased more then three-fold in the last year alone. This has lead to a situation were more and more users might start impacting the stability of the our hardware.

We are committed to a good service quality for existing users. Registration will be open again as soon as our hardware situation has improved."

I'm just having all sorts of problems :???:

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Re: What IM client??

Postby Robby » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:31 am

Try another server? I use xmpp.is, it has worked well for me. =-)

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Re: What IM client??

Postby jsfrederick » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:09 pm

Try Hot-Chilli

jabber.hot-chilli.net


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