Instant Messaging with Kopete
Kopete is an online messenger application that allows multiple partners
connected to the Internet to chat with each other. Kopete currently
supports a number of common messenger protocols, such as AOL* Instant
Messenger (AIM), Gadu-Gadu, GroupWise® Messenger, ICQ, Jabber*, MSN,
SMS, and Yahoo!*. To be able to use instant messaging (IM), you must
register with a provider offering IM services and configure a Kopete
To start Kopete, press Alt+F2 and enter kopete.
To configure an account, proceed as follows:
Choose and click .
Select your messaging service. Generally, this is mostly determined by
what service your friends are using.
Enter your account information. If the messaging services requires
registration but you do not have an account for this service yet,
click . In the browser window
that opens, enter your user data to register.
Switch back to Kopete and enter the data received on registration with
the messaging service. This usually consists of the nickname or e-mail
address and a password. Complete the configuration of your account by
If you decided to go online after configuring your account, you can now
add contacts in the main Kopete window. Otherwise, first click
and enter your password if you
are prompted for it. When you are connected, click and
select the Kopete account for which you want to add contacts. Enter the
contact data or search for a contact and click .
To view all your contacts, even if they are offline at the moment,
To start a chat with someone, click the desired contact and type your
message in the lower part of the chatting window. Press
Enter to send the message. The upper part of
the window displays the messages you have sent and received.