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MacIrssi is a port of the popular irssi IRC client for the Mac OS X platform. I has a native UI Cocoa UI with transparencies and a huge bundle of themes.


Vr 8.6.6 http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Internet-Utilities/MacIrssi.shtml

OR get the latest build from


Setting up

1) Download the app

2) Drag the MacIrssi application (MacIrssi.app) file to your application folder. Double click it launch the application.

3) You should see the following screen after launch. It might ask you to set up your id, which you can do be going to preferences in the MacIrssi menu.

4) Connect to irc.freenode.net chat server by typing in

“/server irc.freenode.net”

and it should load up the server page

5) Connect to a chat room by typing

“/join #iphone”

…after that you are another happy irc user.

6) Private message users in the channel by

“/query <user_name>”

Next:  How to MacIrssi: Part 2


27 January 2011