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Facebook-Chat with MacOS 9?

Hi altogether,

Has someone managed it to configure one of the instant messengers supporting Jabber to get it to work with the Facebook chat? As this chat is based on Jabber, I think it could be done, somehow...

Thank you very much!
Alex

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Here's Facebook's guide on setting up clients you can use for reference: http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=16739

Here's some Mac OS 9 Jabber clients:
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/7871/tvjab
http://jabbernaut.sourceforge.net/index.html

Alas, I do not have a Facebook account. Laughing out loud (yet....) So do let us know if it works out. Wink

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Well, I tried. The problem seems to be that neither of these two clients accept the "@" in the username, that is required to login to the fb chat.

I also tried just copying the complete name including the "@", but then it says that the username contains illegal characters...

any ideas? Alternatives?

Thanks!

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How about Bitlbee:

http://www.bitlbee.org/main.php/news.r.html
http://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/68k_instant_messaging (my guide)

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@watchsmart:

http://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/68k_instant_messaging (my guide)

Excellent walk through. Thanks for making it and sharing.

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The only other thing I can think of is using a IRC gateway service like BitBee.
http://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/68k_instant_messaging

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Hm. I must have posted without refreshing. Tongue
Anyway, yeah. Excellent guide. Wink