How to configure SmarterMail Chat in the Pidgin?

SmarterMail now has a built in chat. This can be used by all users of the same domain to keep all communication internal. Any chat client that support XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) can be used with SmarterMail.


Follow these steps to connect SmarterMail chat to Pidgin:


1. Open Pidgin.

2. Click the Accounts menu and click Manage Accounts.


3. Click Add.


4. In the Protocol field, select XMPP.

5. In the Username field, enter your SmarterMail username. For example, jsmith.

6. In the Domain field, enter your domain, such as

7. In the Resource field, enter a word that is unique for all of your other clients.

8. In the Password field, enter the password used to log in to SmarterMail.

9. Select the Remember password checkbox.


10. Click the Advanced tab.

11. In the Connection Security field, select Use encryption if available.

12. Select the Allow plain text auth over unencrypted streams checkbox.

13. In the Connect server field, enter your server name, such as


14. Click Add.