Connect through Kopete

The first time, you start Kopete, you will see a window like this:


Kopete on the first startup

Kopete on the first startup


To add your ICQ account click on Click to add an account. Or if you have already entered another account (like MSN or Jabber) you go to menu SettingsConfigure... and click on Add Account.

Now you see a list of all chat protocols available for Kopete. In this case, as you want to use ICQ, you have to choose the ICQ entry:


Choose your protocol

Choose your protocol


Now you see the configure dialog for your account. Click on Basic Setup above in the tab bar. There you have to enter your UIN. If you don't want to enter your password every startup, you can add your password, too.


Basic account setup

Basic account setup


The Account Preferences tab contains more detailed settings:


More settings

More settings


Kopete should work without changing any settings here. So if you don't understand points mentioned below, don't panic, just skip this section.