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Does May First People Link have an Instant Messaging (IM) service?

We are proud to announce that we have chat and all member user accounts automatically are able to use the chat with the same username and password you currently use for email and openID.

The technology is similar software behind GoogleTalk and Facebook Chat. You will be able to communicate with users on google talk, and and accounts. Although Facebook chat uses the same technology they remain to use it in a closed garden preventing communication with other XMPP servers.

Below are instructions for using your built-in IM chat account

This chat service is supported across all platform, including mobile devices.

To use your IM account, use any IM client like:

Go to Accounts --> Manage Accounts --> Add

In the Add Account Window

Click on Protocol drop-down menu Select XMPP or Jabber

Username: <Type your username>
Password: <Type your current password>

then Click Add.

In some clients like Thunderbird chat for the username please enter <yourusername>

When you login your should receive a Welcome message for registering on the server. You can now add of other friends to your account.

Is there support for Chat Rooms?

Yes you can setup chat rooms through our own server.
Please use the following server when creating rooms

Also depending on the client software you choose, starting a chatroom will vary, in most cases it is "Start a Chat Room" where you can then invite other buddies into the room. Keep in mind we have tested and verified that these chatrooms are available for buddies to join from other xmpp servers. So you can create a room and invite buddies that use gtalk,, and any other xmpp server that is not closed (i.e facebook chat is closed).

What is this OTR I here about with Chat

Please see our how to on installing and setting up OTR

If you have trouble with any of the above please open a support ticket

See also our Prosody admin docs.