Actually, it looks like the jabber is what I need. I downloaded jabber-1.4.3.tar.gz and I am having problems installing it mainly because I am not very experienced with this. I learnt that I needed to have Pth installed first so I downloaded pth-1.3.6 and installed successfully. I had initially tried installing wpjabber-1.1.5.tar.gz but it did not work and I did not know how to uninstall it. I went ahead to install jabber-1.4.3.tar.gz and even though it installed, when I try to run it, I get this error - "error while loading shared libraries: libpth.so.13: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
Could someone help me remove the wpjabber I had installed and help fix the error I get when I run the jabberd daemon?
I managed to download and install a windows IM client - exodus. Looks ready to connect to a server.