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What is Jabber?

chat.ucsd.edu is based on Jabber, an open-source, free alternative to instant messaging services, such as AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, and MSN. More info can be found at Jabber FAQ.

How do I set it up?

To start, download a Jabber/XMPP client and then take a look at How to Connect. A full list of clients is available at xmpp.org.


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Please note that Mac OS X comes with iMessage, which is compatible with Jabber.