[jdev] Free jabber services

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Mar 2 16:05:54 CST 2009

jabbertester wrote:
> Thank you again, Peter.
> As of Monday, 2 March, 2009, a Mac user cannot get a Jabber account via
> iChat. You might want to know that. iChat expects one to already have a
> Jabber userid and password.

Yes, I've known that for about 4 or 5 years.

> I was able to create a free jabber userid at jabber.org by downloadind
> and using Adium, however.

Yes, and that's why http://www.jabber.org/web/Quickstart says:

"NOTE: Auto-creation of accounts does not work for iChat! You must use
another client such as Adium, Psi, or Spark to create your account.
After that you can log in with iChat."


Peter Saint-Andre

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