Psi is an Instant Messaging application designed for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and GNU/Linux. Built upon the open-source Jabber protocol, Psi is a fast and lightweight open source messaging client.
The following instructions show how to install and perform initial configuration of Psi under MS Windows. It is assumed you already have a Jabber Server to connect to.
I will use my own FreeBSD-based Jabber Server and user credentials as an example, change these instructions to match your own setup.
Grab the Windows PSi installer from http://psi-im.org/
Installer Language - English | OK
Setup Wizard | Next >
Licence | I Agree
Components as required | Next >
Install Location - C:\Program Files\Psi | Install
Tick 'Run Psi 0.10' | Finish
Registering an Account
Psi Add Account - type in a name (nickname you wish to use is best here), also
if the account has not been made on the server, tick 'Register new account' | Add
If the account has already been made, then don't tick the 'Register new account' box
Jabber ID: - insert nickname again, but in email format, i.e. email@example.com
Password/Confirm: - choose a password
Under Advanced, tick the 'Manually Specify Server Host/Port: and under Host:
type the name or IP Address of the Wildfire Server, port 5222 | Register
Under Psi: Account Properties, click on the 'Connection' tab and make sure the host name/IP
of the wildfire server is entered, port 5222
Under the main Psi window, click the wide button menu at the bottom and select 'online'
If you haven't completed it yet, when you go online a personal details box pops up for the
publishing of more user information. Bit of a pain in the arse really. Complete as much or as little info as you like and click
the Publish button (if you don't do this, it keeps popping up every time you go on line..)
OK | Close
Adding a Contact
Click on the PSI button, bottom left and select 'Add a contact'
Under Jabber ID, type their username (NB you MUST use email format again, i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org)
and click the Add button. Their name should appear in your list.
When you do this, the other user gets an alert that you have added them to your contacts list. The other
user must then click on the alert and click the Add/Auth button to add you to their list.
When they have done this, you get another alert back, asking you to do the same thing. Again, click the
Add/Auth button to add you to their list
Messaging a Contact
Double click on the person's name in you list and type a message in the popup box.
At the other end, the recipient will receive an alert (rocket) next to your name on their list.