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If you have never started Adium, you will be presented with the screen for adding a messaging account.

If you have already used Adium, you will need to select Preferences from the menu.


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You should now be at this screen. Click on the + button at the bottom of the screen and choose Jabber from the popup menu.


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Enter your full CCT email address as your Jabber ID. Enter your password for CCT email into the Password box. Click on Personal at the top of the window when you are done.


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Enter your real name into the Alias box, and you may also choose to change your icon here. Click Options at the top of the window when you are done.


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Your account is now setup to work with CCT's messaging system. Add contacts by adding their CCT email addresses to your contact list.

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If you have never started Gaim, you will be presented with the screen for adding a messaging account.

If you have already used Gaim, you will need to select Accounts from the Tools menu, if you are signed into some other account on gaim already, or if you are not, click the Accounts button at the startup screen. From there choose to Add an Account from the Account preference window. From there click the + Add button and you will be at the same screen as you would be if you had just started gaim for the first time.


You should now be at this screen. Select Jabber as your protocol, and click Show more options.Magnify

 


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Set your Screen Name to your CCT email account name. This is going to be your CCT email address without @cct.lsu.edu. Set Server to be cct.lsu.edu. Set Alias to whatever you yourself would like to be known as in your own message windows. Set the Connect server to be messaging.cct.lsu.edu. Click Save when you are finished.

 


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Click Close.


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Enter your CCT email password as your Password, and click Sign on.

 


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To add add someone to your contact list, select + Add Buddy under the Buddies menu. From here, set the Screen Name as the person's CCT email address, the Alias as the person's real name, and the Group as CCT. Click + Add when you are done.


Other actions associated with adding new chats or contacts, or entering into a conversation can be found in the Buddies menu, and actions such as file transfers can be found in the Tools menu. To start a conversation with someone, double click his or her name in the Buddy List window.

Also note that it may be wise to select Show Offline Buddies under the Buddies menu, because you can leave messages for people who are offline by double clicking their names and sending messages.