Adium (for Mac)

"Adium is a free instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo, and more." (Adium)

Adium supports:

  • AIM
  • ICQ
  • .Mac
  • Google Talk
  • LiveJournal
  • MSN
  • Yahoo!
  • Yahoo! Japan
  • Bonjour
  • MySpace IM
  • Gadu-Gadu
  • Novell Groupwise
  • Lotus Sametime
  • QQ
  • SIP / SIMPLE
  • Zephyr

This page deals mainly with configuring MSN and Google Talk, but has a section for configuring other accounts and specific features of certain accounts.


Configuring Adium accounts:

  • Open Adium.
  • Click 'File', 'Add Account', and select the type of account you wish to configure.
 

Windows Live / MSN:

  • Select 'MSN Messenger' from the 'Add Account' menu.
  • In the window that opens, type your .net Passport ID in the 'MSN Passport' field.
  • Type your MSN password in the 'Password' field.
  • Select the 'Proxy' tab.
  • Check the 'Connect using proxy' checkbox and select 'HTTP' from the activated drop-down menu.
  • In the 'Server' field type wwwproxy.ru.ac.za
  • In the 'Port' field type 3128
  • In the 'Username' field type your Rhodes University username.
  • In the 'Password' field type your Rhodes University password.
  • Check the 'Connect when Adium opens' checkbox and then select 'OK'

Google Talk

  • Select 'Google Talk' from the 'Add Account' menu.
  • Type your GMail or Google Talk username in the 'GTalk ID' field.
  • Type the corresponding password in the 'Password' field.
  • Select the 'Proxy' tab. 
  • Check the 'Connect using proxy' checkbox and select 'HTTP' from the activated drop-down menu.
  • In the 'Server' field type wwwproxy.ru.ac.za
  • In the 'Port' field type 3128
  • In the 'Username' field type your Rhodes University username.
  • In the 'Password' field type your Rhodes University password.
  • Check the 'Connect when Adium opens' checkbox and then select 'OK'

Configuring Adium for other account types:

  • Select the account type you wish to set up from the 'Add Account' menu.
  • In the resulting window, input your username and password for that account in the corresponding fields.
  • Select the 'Proxy' tab.
  • Check the 'Connect using proxy' checkbox and select 'HTTP' from the activated drop-down menu.
  • In the 'Server' field type wwwproxy.ru.ac.za
  • In the 'Port' field type 3128
  • In the 'Username' field type your Rhodes University username.
  • In the 'Password' field type your Rhodes University password.
  • Check the 'Connect when Adium opens' checkbox and then select 'OK'
 


Specific Features:

This section has information on setting Adium to notify you of new e-mails to your accounts as well as displaying your iTunes 'Now Playing' song.

Notification of new e-mails:

  • Click the 'Adium' file menu, and select 'Preferences'. (Alternatively you can press 'cmd + ,')
  • Select the 'Accounts' tab.
  • Select the account you wish Adium to notify you about new e-mails and click edit.
  • Select the 'Options' tab in the window which opens.
  • Check the 'Check for new mail' (MSN, Yahoo!) or 'Display new mail notifications' (Google Talk) checkbox.
  • Click 'OK'

Letting others know when you are typing:

  • Click the 'Adium' file menu, and select 'Preferences'. (Alternatively you can press 'cmd + ,')
  • Select the 'Accounts' tab.
  • Select the account you wish Adium to display to your contacts when you are typing and click 'Edit'.
  • Select the 'Privacy' tab.
  • Check the 'Let others know when you are typing' checkbox.
  • Click 'OK'
 

Displaying iTunes track information as your status:

Note: There is a status option labelled "iTunes" already but some accounts may need to have it enabled.

  • Click the 'Adium' file menu, and select 'Preferences'. (Alternatively you can press 'cmd + ,')
  • Select the 'Accounts' tab.
  • Select the account you wish Adium to display your iTunes status for and click 'Edit'.
  • Select the 'Privacy' tab.
  • Check the 'Let others know what iTunes is playing' checkbox.
  • Click 'OK'
 
 

Last Modified: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:20:43 SAST