Pidgin for Windows
is a free chat client available for download on Windows and Mac. Be sure to download and install the client on your computer.
Run Pidgin and you will receive the following message. Select "Add..."
In the Basic
tab, enter the following information:
- Username: Your Username
- Domain: chat.ucsd.edu
- Password: Your Password
- Local Alias: How you want your name to appear on your machine
In the Advanced
- Connection security: Use old-style SSL
- Connect port: 5223
Click Add to save the settings and connect!
To add a friend, click on Buddies, then select Add Buddy...
The Add Buddy dialog will appear. In this dialog, enter the Buddy's username of your friend and nameyour friend anything you like using Alias. 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.