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  • Start iChat. The Mac icon for iChat looks like this:
iChat icon

  • If you have already been running iChat for other Instant Messaging accounts follow these initial instructions
  1. Pull down the menu labeled iChat by the Apple menu in the upper left of your screen.
  2. Select Preferences.
  3. Press the Accounts tab on the Preferences window that comes up
  4. Press the + button at the bottom left corner of the window:
iChat Preferences

  • A window will appear asking you to setup an account. This is the same window that will appear if you are running iChat for the first time.
iChat Account Setup
  1. Pull down Account Type and select Jabber
  2. In the Account Name field enter your email address@xmission.com.
  3. In the Password field enter your XMission email password.
  4. Click the Continue button.

  • The next window will be the Conclusion window.
iChat Conclusion
  1. Click Done.

  • You can add friends who are connected to the XMPP network. This includes other XMission accounts along with GTalk.
  1. Pull down the Window menu from the top bar.
  2. Select Jabber List.
  3. A Jabber List window will appear with your newly created account. The menu beneath your name determines your status.
  4. You can add friends on the XMPP network with the plus button in the lower left.
  5. Additional configuration via Preferences may be required for video and audio chat.