5.0 Instant Messaging with Gaim

Use Gaim to use all of your instant messaging accounts from a single instant messaging client. Gaim supports all of the most popular instant messaging protocols, so you can log in to all of your accounts at once and chat live with your contacts in one tabbed interface, regardless of which IM system they use.

This chapter explains the Gaim options you need to know about to set up Gaim and communicate with your contacts. It does not explain all of Gaim’s features and options. For more information, open Gaim, then click Help > Online Help or press F1.