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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 Adium, Gajim, iChat, GibberBot, Pidgin, Psi, or Swift (a full list is here).

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.

Can I connect to IRC with my jabber account?

Yes, our instance of ejabberd has the IRC module built in. Use requires additional settings when joining a chatroom.

When you Join a Chat for the please follow the following guide

Room: <irc channel>
Server: (change from conference to irc)
Handle: username or chat name
Password: leave blank

if for example one were to enter in Rooom and server with a handle mv this would place me into the mayfirst chat room. These instructions are based on the use of Pidgin alterations maybe required for other clients.

Can we send files to other chat buddies?

Yes you can but to better facilitate this we recommend using our stun server. Depending on your client the stun server settings will be in different locations.

For instance in Pidgin the settings are found under Tools --> Preferences --> Networking Under stun server add the following

Now when you try to send the files it should work.

Does the IM Chat support Audio/Video Support?

For better Audio and Video support we also recommend using our stun server to improve the quality of the sound and video.

Each client for IM has different settings to support, please visit the client page for more details.

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