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10.4: Talk to Yahoo and MSN IM users within iChat
Authored by: tramo on May 15, '05 12:54:02PM
How ? You can use Psi (or any other Jabber supporting client), create a new account (johndoe@yourserver.org), and tick an option saying that you want register a new account. The client will make the account on the server for you.

Where ? This is the more complicated question. There are many public Jabber servers available, so you'll have to just pick one. The only trouble is that there are no real criteria to determine which you should pick, which ones are reliable, which one have recent Yahoo, MSN, AIM transports, ... Picking one near to you certainly helps, although that's not always mentioned either. Amessage are pretty popular servers these days.

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10.4: Talk to Yahoo and MSN IM users within iChat
Authored by: Jefe on Sep 01, '06 07:28:28AM
Sure. But does anyone know where I can find a list of stable, US-based Jabber servers and what transports they use? I mean, the jabber.org list was incomplete, and the new xmpp.org site is really incomplete. And the XMPP Federation list has a list of registered jabber servers, but most of them aren't truly publicly accessible (they're pay based).

I'm just looking for anything (server, local jabber software transport, magic, whatever) that I can use to access Yahoo from my iChat. I've been using (read: dealing with) Fire since the beginning of time (beginnings of OS X), and I don't care for Adium or any of the other crappy multi-transport IM clients I've found for OS X.

I have this feeling I'm going to have to write software myself.

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