I read this article at Lifehacker, and tried it.
But there is a problem, it says that it requires encryption, but it isn't available on this server.
Has anyone here done this before? What should I do to make it work?
See the Facebook instructions
1. * Go to "Accounts" and select "Manage Accounts." 2. * On the Basic tab, enter the following info: * Protocol: XMPP * Username: username * Domain: chat.facebook.com * Resource: Pidgin * Password: * Local alias: Alias 3. * Click the Advanced tab, then enter the following info: * Connect port: 5222 * Connect server: chat.facebook.com * (Uncheck the box labeled "Require SSL/TLS")
I've been using Pidgin to chat on facebook for a while now. I've used it on both Linux and Windows and haven't ever experienced any issues with it. Facebook provides access to their chat server via XMPP. I wrote up about it on my blog. Also check out this other page on howtogeek.com which has more further details.
Here's what my Account details look like: