Pidgin Chat Client for Windows

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Figure 1

Add a new Account

  1. Download and install Pidgin
  2. Launch Pidgin and add an XMPP (jabber) account by going Accounts > Manage Accounts
  3. Click the Add button
  4. Set the following for your new account Figure 1
    • Protocol = XMPP
    • Username = your_evergreen_login
    • Domain = evergreen.edu
    • Password = your evergreen password
  5. Click Add

Join a Group Chat

Once you've created an account you can join an existing group chat

  1. Go Buddies > Join a Chat
  2. Enter the Chat room name you'd like to join
  3. Handle is the name others will see when you're in the chat room
  4. If the chat room is password protected you may need to enter the Chat Room password here. Note: This is NOT your evergreen password.

Update your chat profile/picture

  1. Go Accounts > Manage Accounts
  2. Select the account you'd like to manage and click Modify
  3. Check Use this buddy icon box and click the icon to choose a new image from your hard drive

Save chat transcripts or logs

Set preferences to log chats

  1. Go Tools > Preferences > Logging
  2. Choose General
  3. Check "Log all chats"

View chat logs

  1. Connect to the chat room you'd like to see the logs for (Buddies > Join a chat)
  2. From the top menu choose Conversation > View Log
  3. Click Browse logs folder to locate the .txt file of these logs.