Best private server to replace MSN/WLM?

Mark Doliner mark at
Fri Aug 16 17:18:52 EDT 2013

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM, Michael Secord <gizmokid2005 at> wrote:
> On Aug 12, 2013 4:54 PM, <pidgin at> wrote:
>> Hi. I'm looking for suggestions for the best private, open source, and
>> free
>> chat server to use with Pidgin, preferably one that supports file tranfers
>> and offline messaging, if any. The server would be on linux and the
>> clients
>> are all win 7. I can't seem to find that sort of simple intel browsing
>> around the web and I assume there must be people here doing the same.
> Personally, I'd suggest something XMPP based like openfire.

Yes, absolutely XMPP. Don't consider anything else. A comparison of
popular XMPP servers can be found here:

Openfire is a good choice. ejabberd is also popular.

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