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History was started in 1999[1] and has offered free instant messaging continuously since. It originally served as the development test bed for the jabberd project, the original Jabber/XMPP server.[2] After becoming more stable it also became more popular with end users. As of 2012, it was a public production service, and one of the biggest nodes[citation needed] on the open XMPP network, with an average of 17,000 users logged in at a time.[3] originally ran on what is now known as Jabberd14. In 2006 the service was migrated to ejabberd[4] on which it ran until 2010. In 2010 the service was migrated to Isode Limited's M-Link XMPP Server.[5] Which was then migrated to Prosody in 2023 resulting in slight account disruption.[6]

Originally, also offered Jabber accounts. Since June 25, 2013 it stopped offering new accounts[7] although it supports Jabber/XMPP accounts created by other services.[1]


  1. ^ a b " FAQ". Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  2. ^ jabberd Archived 2012-08-05 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Cacti". Archived from the original on 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  4. ^ " migrated to ejabberd". ejabberd Community Site. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  5. ^ Nyco (2010-02-05). "XMPP Roundup 13: services". The XMPP Standards Foundation. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  6. ^ " service notices". Retrieved 8 February 2023.
  7. ^ "Jabber Register Portal". June 25, 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
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