Get a Jabber account from the Chaos Computer Club

The friendly haecksen and hackers from the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in Germany offer free Jabber accounts. They welcome microdonations nonetheless.

Jabber is quite a good protocoll because it allows federation of servers like Email does. This is the reason why Jabber addresses always end (just like Email addresses) with an URL.

To get your own account on the CCC-servers you need to have a Jabber client installed. I would recommend Pidgin. Read up on how to install it if you havn't already.

  1. Open Pidgin.
  2. Go to AccountsManage Accounts.
  3. Click on Add.
  4. Select XMPP as Protocol.
  5. Pick a Username of your choosing eg. hackbart-celine.
  6. As Domain insert
  7. Pick a Password and check Remember password.
  8. Check Create this new account on the server.
  9. Click Add.
  10. Now a popup will appear where you need to enter those credentials again.
  11. Copy the URL from the field called CAPTCHA web page and open it in your webbrowser.
  12. Copy the captcha-text you see there and paste it into the Enter the text you see-field in the original dialog.
  13. Click OK.
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Written by Per

Free software enthusiast and transhumanist residing in Stuttgart, Germany.

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