Psi Contacts and Chat Rooms

Add UARK Jabber contacts and join chat rooms using Psi. For instructions on getting started with Psi, see UARK Jabber Windows Setup.

Adding a UARK Jabber Contact

If you know the contact's UARK username:

  1. Click General and then click "Add a contact."
  2. Type the contact's Jabber ID using their UARK username, for example, "username@jabber.uark.edu."
  3. Select "Request authorization when adding." Click Add.

If you do not know the contact's UARK username:

  1. Click "General and Service Discovery."
  2. Right-click "vCard User Search" and click Search. Search by last name for better results.
  3. Click the username and click Add Contact.

Adding Other Chat Contacts

Add contacts using Google Chat, MSN, AIM, ICQ, or Yahoo. To add MSN, AIM, ICQ or Yahoo contacts, you must have a valid username and password for that particular system and register it in Psi.

Registering Other Chat Services (transports)

  1. Click "General and Service Discovery."
  2. Double-click the service you want to register, for example, AIM Transport.
  3. Enter your screenname or UIN and password for the chat service.
  4. Click Register.

Adding an MSN, Google, AIM, ICQ or Yahoo Contact

  1. Click General and then click "Add a contact."
  2. Select the chat service from the Service drop-down menu. When adding a Google contact, select XMPP and enter the contact's full Google email address in the XMPP Address field.

  3. Click "Get XMPP Address."
  4. Select "Request authorization when adding," and click Add.

Chat Rooms

Join a Public Chat Room

  1. From the main Psi window, click "General and Service Discovery."
  2. Click to expand Public Chatrooms. Double-click the chat room you want to join.
  3. Click Join in the Join Groupchat window.

Some public chat rooms are password protected.

Join a Private Chat Room

  1. From the main Psi window, click "General and Service Discovery."
  2. Right-click on Private Chatrooms and click Join.
  3. In the Room field, enter the name of the private chat room in lowercase. If the chat room is password protected, enter the password in the Password field.
  4. Click Join.

Remove Join/Leave Messages

  1. From the main Psi window, click General, then Options, then click Advanced. 
  2. Click to expand Options. Click to expand Muc.
  3. Double-click Show-Joins to change the value from true to false. Click OK.

Updated 08/17/2015


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