I have more news for you. It’s now possible to register via the XMPP.is website, all you need to do is go to xmpp.is/register (and fill out the details) which is also listed on the top menu bar. I’ve decided to implement this because there has been waves of XMPP spam going around and they seem to be bots that register with XMPP servers that don’t have a captcha. It also seems easier and appeals to most people to register through the web instead of a client.
What does this mean? Well, although I’m adding a nice feature I’m going to be taking one away… The usual in-band registration via the various XMPP clients is going to be disabled in the next few days because there is no viable solution to stop spammers from registering through it. So let all your friends know! I’ve also seen some strange behavior where thousands upon thousands of accounts were registered with different but similar names (possibly trying to take up all the cool usernames). I’d like for this kind of thing to stop, so this is the solution I came up with.
Users of our .onion XMPP server don’t need to worry, you’ll still register through your client.
Stay tuned for updates on our Twitter. Happy chatting!
I should have enabled and loaded this module a while ago but as of February 1st it’s now active. It allows you to block specific users so you don’t continue to receive messages from them. On most clients (like Pidgin) you can just right click the user in question and click “Block”. With the wave of XMPP spam going around I felt it was absolutely necessary to have. Read more on it here.
I’d also like to mention that I’m continuously looking into ways to make XMPP.is more user friendly through Prosody modules. I haven’t had a lot of time recently but I’m working on it! If you have any suggestions feel free to contact me.
I’ve recently gotten reports that our server is being used for spam. If you get any spam from an @xmpp.is user please email abuse [AT] xmpp.is immediately with the entire message and username of the account. We have a zero tolerance policy for spam and it makes us very sad that people abuse our service for this purpose. Nevertheless we’ll still remain log free and privacy conscious 🙂
Instead of having updates posted to the Crypto World Twitter, I’ve decided it would be better if XMPP.is had it’s own separate Twitter account because of the growing amount of projects under Crypto World.
If you’re on Twitter and want to hear about all things XMPP.is make sure to follow us!
There is now a status page for XMPP.is 🙂
You can find it at: status.xmpp.is