Adium makes a great XMPP client too

noivad noivad
Created: 5 years and 6 days ago • Updated: 5 years and 3 days ago
I just configured Adium as my cXMPP chat client on my OS X laptop. Funny that Adium was not mentioned since its mascot is also a duck. a simple bang syntax search on DDG for
!macupdate adium
will take you to the MU search results for it.

Just chose the XMPP (jabber) from Adium’s Preferences>Account>+ (pulldown]
type in your & password
select OK
and in a few seconds it connects.

BTW, Adium is free software (not even ad-ware), and I make no money for posting any of this, I just really like the software, especially the UI customizations and themes you can do on it.

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I use and love Adium. Thanks for posting!
posted by zac Staff5 years and 6 days ago Link
I use Adium, too. It's pretty nice. :)
posted by Jag Staff5 years and 5 days ago Link
I also use adium :)
posted by jaryd Staff5 years and 4 days ago Link
You should correct the hostname in your post, its still not ;) Also: it is not mentioned because Adium _IS_ the Mac Version of Pidgin. If you go to the Pidgin page it actually points you to Adium if you check for a mac version.
posted by getty 5 years and 4 days ago Link
Between and it gets a bit confusing and easy to switch them around while typing.

Pidgin is not Adium. Although they use the same core, they are different apps by different development teams. Pidgin developers recognize that Adium is more polished on OS X and recommend it instead. I just cut out the middleman and go directly to Adium’s page [].
posted by noivad 5 years and 3 days ago Link
It's not working for me. When I follow those steps, Adium tells me "zero byte resource" when I do that. What does that mean? Subsequently it asks me for the server address and port number. What should I fill in there for an xmpp account with
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 3 months ago Link
Yes, Adium is great. For those of you who use the OTR feature, you should download the nightly 1.6 version, it uses OTR v3, while the older versions use OTR v2.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 3 months ago Link