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Jabber is an open source instant messaging protocol similar to AIM, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and ICQ. We are running the official Jabber server version 2. A list of all the different clients that support the Jabber protocol is available at

Basic Info for Configuration


User name: Your XMission username

Password: your XMission password

Resource: some clients allow you to set this; it allows people to differentiate between if you are logging in from work/school/home.

Ports: ' 5222 (plain/TLS for newer clients) / 5223 (SSL for older clients).

Messaging Someone

Just send a message to using whatever Jabber compatible client you are using. You can also message someone using another Jabber server simply by messaging