How can I setup the GAIM open source chat client for Icewarp IM?
Posted by on 01 August 2012 02:25 PM

Once you download Gaim, you'll need to configure your client to connect to your Icewarp Mail Server. Here's how:

  1. Open GAIM.
  2. Click 'Accounts' at the bottom of the login page.

  3. Click 'Add' after the 'Accounts' window opens.

  4. Enter the following information in the 'Add Account' window:
    • Protocol: Jabber
    • Screen Name: Joe (name)
    • Server: (This must be the email domain as listed in Icewarp Mail Server
    • Resource: GAIM (This is basically a profile name, as you can have multiple connections to the IM service with the same Account.
    • Password: we suggest leaving this field blank for increased security, but if you'd like to log in automatically, enter your password
    • Alias: Put your Screen Name in this field
    • Remember password: check the box if you'd like Gaim to remember your password (you won't be prompted to enter it each time you log in, if you select this option)
    • Auto-login: check the box if you'd like to connect to the server each time you use Gaim

  5. Click the '+' next to 'Show more options.'
  6. Enter the following information in the section that appears:
    • Jabber Options: Check the box next to 'Use TLS if available,' and 'Force Old SSL'.
    • Port: 5223 (Icewarp's SSL port for IM)
    • Connect server: or IP Address
    • Proxy type: Use Global Proxy Settings

  7. Click 'Save.'

If you have questions about GAIM, visit their FAQs.