FAQ - Frequently asked questions
Jabber/XMPP Account creation
How do I create an account?
Just go here and follow the instructions.
Why do you want my email address?
There are two reasons for that:
- So you can safely reset your password if you lose it.
- To make automated registration (e.g. by spammers) harder.
Can I use a disposable address?
Can I use my client to create an account?
No. Creating an account via your Jabber/XMPP client is a method heavily abused by Spammers and therefore disabled.
What client should I use?
We have some recommendations.
Is there a Webclient?
Yes, but it's still experimental. You can find it here.
Is ... your certificate fingerprint?
Certificate fingerprints are usually announced on our start page.
You can also verify the certificates using TLSA/DANE, as our domain are secured via DNSSec. You can either do this locally or via xmpp.net.
Help! I can't connect!
Please make sure that you have configured your client correctly.
Please make sure that you haven't manually configured any details on how the client connects to our server, if you don't know exactly what you are doing. This is usually not necessary, your Jabber ID and password should be enough.
If you just can't figure out what's wrong, please make sure you first consult your clients documentation. If really nothing works, you can contact us for help.
I get the error "policy violation"!
This is the error message you get if there are too many failed authentication attempts with your IP address.
In most cases, this just means that you have misspelled your password. If you're no longer sure what it is, you can reset your password.