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Adium for Mac

Follow these instructions to install Adium for Mac for use with chat.ucsd.edu.

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1. Download the Adium for Mac client

Adium is a free chat client available for download on Mac. Download and install the client on your computer.

2. Configure your account

  1. Run Adium and go to FileAdd AccountXMPP (Jabber).
    Mac Adium Existing Account
  2. In the Account tab, enter [username]@chat.ucsd.edu under "Jabber ID". Enter your Active Directory password.
    You can have Adium automatically connect on startup or reconnect if disconnected or waking from sleep.
    Mac Adium Account Settings
  3. In the Options tab, enter the following settings:
    1. Set Connect Server to: chat.ucsd.edu
    2. Set Port to: 5223
    3. Check Force old-style SSL

      Mac Psi Connection Settings
  4. Press OK to save the settings and connect.

3. Adding friends

  1. To add a friend, click on General, then select Add a Contact
    Mac Adium Add Friend
  2. The Add Contact Dialog will appear.
    Mac Adium Add Friend
  3. In this dialog, enter the XMPP address of your friend. You can nickname your friend anything you like. You can also add them to any Groups you might have in your contact list.
  4. Click Add, they will appear in your contact list.

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