Adium for Mac
is a free chat client available for download on Mac. Be sure to download and install the client on your computer.
Run Adium and go to File → Add Account → XMPP (Jabber)
In the Account
tab, enter username
ucsd.edu under "Jabber ID". Enter your Active Directory password.
- You may optionally have Adium automatically connect on startup or reconnect if disconnected or waking from sleep
In the Options tab, make sure the following settings are entered:
- Set Connect Server to: chat.ucsd.edu
- Set Port to: 5223
- Check Force old-style SSL
Press OK to save the settings and connect!
To add a friend, click on General, then select Add a Contact
The Add Contact Dialog will appear. In this dialog, enter the XMPP address of your friend and Nickname your friend anything you like. You may also add them to any Groups you might have in your contact list. Once you click Add, they will appear in your contact list.