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1. How do I talk to AIM/ICQ/MSN/Yahoo! IM users with Jabber?
2. What Jabber client software do you recommend?
3. How do I set up my Jabber client with DreamHost?
4. Why can't I connect to my Jabber service?
5. How do I add a new Jabber user?
6. Why would I use Jabber instead of another IM service?
7. How do I change a Jabber user's password?
8. Can I transfer files over Jabber?
9. How do I remove a Jabber user?
10. What is IM (Instant Messaging) ?

 
Goodies :: Jabber IM Description
Jabber is an open source, decentralized Instant Messaging protocol that DreamHost offers free of charge on every hosting plan.

Jabber gives you an IM address of the same format as an email address, and you can keep your same Jabber address @yourdomain.com even if you switch providers. Jabber also supports multiple "resources" for the same account.. so you could have me@domain.com/home, me@domain.com/work, and me@domain.com/laptop all with the same contact lists (which are stored on the server and not the client!)

Jabber allows communication to AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo! via installed gateways on our server. The particulars of how to connect varies based on what client you decide to use.

There are a multitude of free (not to mention AD-free!) clients for all operating systems.

In order to use Jabber you just need to go to the "Goodies > Jabber" area of our web panel and add users. Any changing of user statuses through the web panel takes five minutes to go through on the Jabber server.

Last updated: Oct 16, 2005.

Sub-Areas of Goodies :: Jabber IM
Question How do I set up my Jabber client with DreamHost?
First, you need to create a Jabber user through our "Goodies > Jabber" tab at our web panel (and wait five minutes for the status to become active). Then, it really depends on the client you'... (more)
Question Why would I use Jabber instead of another IM service?
Basically for the same reasons you'd use Internet email instead of the old mail services offered by online services a decade ago. Also for the same reasons you'd use gnutella instead of napster. ... (more)
Question How do I add a new Jabber user?
Just go to the " Goodies > Jabber IM " of our web panel and click the link to "Create New Jabber User". Then you just have to enter the username you'd like to set up, select the domain (only fu... (more)
Question How do I talk to AIM/ICQ/MSN/Yahoo! IM users with Jabber?
In order to talk with users on any of these services, you have to already have a user account with that particular service. This is necessary so that YOU show up on THEIR "buddy lists" (since the othe... (more)
Question Can I transfer files over Jabber?
You sure can! If your Jabber client doesn't support it, you should look for a better client! There might be some difficulties in transferring files across Jabber to other IM services, but that sh... (more)
Question What Jabber client software do you recommend?
There are gobs and gobs of them! Our personal favorites are: Windows Pandion Trillian Pro Vista PSI Yabber Exodus Mac Proteus PSI Adium X Linux ... (more)
Question How do I change a Jabber user's password?
When you first set up a Jabber user you pick a password. Once you've connected, your Jabber client software should allow you to change your password through it. If your client software doesn't support... (more)
Question Why can't I connect to my Jabber service?
We're not sure! Please check the following things: You've created a Jabber user via our web panel and its status is active . You have the right server name, username, and password (check your ... (more)
Question How do I remove a Jabber user?
Go to our " Goodies > Jabber IM " panel and click either the "inactivate" or "remove" link next to the user you'd like to remove. Inactive users are still stored on our system, but won't be a... (more)
Folder Do you support secure (SSL) Jabber connections?
Question What is IM (Instant Messaging) ?
Instant Messaging is an Internet service provided by numerous competing providers in which end users have a "contact list" (or buddy list) of their friends and colleagues. You can always see in real t... (more)