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  Chat/Instant Messaging Clients - Microsoft Windows

Links for Vista:  Adding/Finding a contact/buddy | Chatting | Options |

 

  Configuring a profile for Vista:

To run Vista, you'll need to configure a profile.  This tutorial discusses how to create a new IM account for our server.

The first time you launch Vista, you'll see the following window:

Username  =  enter a username you'd like to use (including the IM domain tail).  It follows this format:  username@im.ispname.com.
Note:  you'll be alerted if the username is already being used.  You may have to choose another.

Password  =  enter a password for the IM account.

Important:  passwords are case-sensitive.  Ensure your Caps Lock is NOT enabled.

Check Save Password on this PC if you don't want to enter your password every time you launch Vista.
Check Create a New account on this PC.

Click the Login button.

 

The Configuration Wizard appears.

As you can see, Vista allows you to chat with not only friends from a jabber-based chat client, but also from AOL's, ICQ's, MSN's, Yahoo's, and IRC's services as well.  For this tutorial we'll configure the client for jabber.

Tab down the column of services until you get to the Jabber Service.

Host  =  enter the name address of the IM server.  It follows this format:  im.ispname.com.
Port  =  keep the default port of 5222.
Username  =  enter a username you'd like to use.
Note:  Vista will alert you if the username is already taken.   You may need to enter another.
 

Password  =  enter a password for the account.

Important:  passwords are case-sensitive.  Ensure your Caps Lock is NOT enabled.

Nickname  =  enter the nickname, if any, of the contact.

 

Click Next until you get to End.

Click the Finish button.

 

You've finished.

Now you'll need to add buddies to your contact list.  To learn how to add people to your contact list, click here.

 

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