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Chapter�20.�Introduction to messaging

Peter Nuttall

Tom Albers

The default way to send instant messages in KDE is to use the IM client, Kopete. This is a multi-protocol IM client, meaning that it handles several different protocols including MSN, Jabber, AOL and IRC. It also has useful features including support for KAddressBook, meta-contacts, encryption support and lots more.

Kopete, the KDE IM client.

Kopete, the KDE IM client.

How to get started

Start up Kopete from the menu (it can normally be found in the Internet folder) When it starts up you should see a window with Kopete at the top, menus and a tool bar below, and then your contacts below. You should add some accounts by clicking on the Settings menu and selecting the Configure Kopete option. By selecting the Accounts option you should see a list of your accounts (initially empty) and options to add new accounts and to edit or remove existing accounts. By clicking on the add new account button, you can add a new account using the wizard. When you have added an account, you can connect to this account by clicking on the relevant icon at the bottom of your main Kopete window. This should make your contacts appear in the contacts window.

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