Security conscious? Privacy Paranoid? Check out our Jabber/XMPP server. We purposely do not log IP Addresses, or any information other than the encrypted credentials required to login to our servers. The server is currently open to registrations from within your client. We suggest using Pidgin. You may also register here via your web browser.
From pidgin, go to Accounts->Manage accounts=>Add
Choose XMPP from the drop-down list.
Username: Choose your own.
Resource: an identifier for your client (can connect via multiple instances)
Password: Choose one.
(We recommend not allowing pidgin to save your password)
Tick the box at the bottom to register the account on the server
You are done!
We recommend pairing Pidgin with OTR Encryption, you can grab it for windows at cypherpunks, on a debian based distro all you need to do is:
sudo apt-get install pidgin pidgin-otr
the plugin maintains the same name ‘pidgin-otr’ in most linux & unix distributions, including FreeBSD’s ports tree, and Gentoo’s portage.
Upon installing the plugin, go to the plugin manager in pidgin, and tick the checkbox for Off-The-Record. Upon initiating a secure conversation, your keys will be generated, this may take a bit of time, and may look asif pidgin has hung or froze up, this is not the case, let it do it’s thing, you will be notified upon completion.
To make it worth not saving your passwords, make sure you authenticate all of your buddies using OTR, both ways.. that way no one can access your account and for someone to pose as you, they would not be able to authenticate with another OTR user, thus ensuring your buddies are really your buddies, and not an agent or impostor..
Our XMPP Server also has gateways, these gateways can allow you to sign-on to your other IM accounts from our server, connecting you securely to these networks and making it easier to login to all of your clients, We prefer this especially when using LiveCD’s like Tails, allowing you to logon to only one single account, and the rest is taken care of for you.
Update: We now support Voice & Video chat via XMPP using jitsi
sudo apt-get install jitsi
Or visit Jitsi.org to grab the most recent client, and for debian/ubuntu users, add the apt repository for jitsi, this is recommended as your distributions version is most likely older than the current build.
We hope you enjoy this service, please report any issues in the forums.
PS: For a limited time, if you want IMAP/POP3/WebMail with email@example.com or @ZeroUNIX.net, please let us know, we are giving out a limited number of email accounts. Any of our users can request one, let us know today.