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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.

Using your May First/People Link chat account, you will be able to communicate with users on google talk, riseup.net, fsf.org, jabber.org accounts and more.

Software

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

For added privacy, please pick a client that supports the OMEMO private chat protocol.

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

Setup

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>
  • Domain: im.mayfirst.org
  • Password: <Type your current password>

then Click Add.

In some clients like Thunderbird chat for the username please enter <yourusername>@im.mayfirst.org

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

Tell your friends

Once your account is up, you can tell people that your XMPP or Jabber address is:

<username>@mayfirst.org

Replace "<username>" with your username, for example if your username is "sara.lopez" your address would be: sara.lopez@mayfirst.org (you don't need to include the "im" part in your address).

Is there support for Chat Rooms?

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

conference.im.mayfirst.org

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, @jabber.org, @riseup.net and any other xmpp server that is not closed (i.e facebook chat is closed).

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

Administration

MF/PL Adminstrators: See also our Prosody admin docs