Configuring XMPP clients for use with Riseup's chat service.

About Adium


Adium is the recommended XMPP client for Macs. It is open source and supports Off-the-Record Messaging for end-to-end message encryption.

You can download Adium from

Configuring an account

(1) Adium menu > Preferences menu item > Account tab

(2) Click plus icon in bottom left, and select XMPP.


(3) In the Account tab, enter your riseup email address and password.


(4) In the Options tab:

  • For file transfer proxy, specify
  • Make certain that Require SSL/TLS is checked.


(5) Click OK

Using OTR

Additionally, you may wish to enable Off-the-Record Messaging. << insert OTR tutorial here >>

Using Tor

(1) Adium menu > Preferences menu item > Account tab

Edit the account settings of the account you want to use Tor with. Then select the Proxy tab, and configure like so: