Chapter�20.�Introduction to messaging
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.
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
menu and selecting the
option. By selecting the
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