The IRC server that you choose is the most important factor in determining how quickly and easily you Connect to a server. If it is taking a long time to connect to a particular IRC Server, choose a different one and try connecting again.


Note: If you are having problems connecting to an IRC Server, see the Connection Issues section.


You can manage your list of IRC servers by using the add, edit, and delete buttons. You can enter the following details for each server.



The name or description of the server.



The address of the server, eg. a valid server address would look like "".



The default port for most servers is 6667.


If the server allows connections on different ports, you can enter them separated by commas, eg. 6667,6668,6669 and a port will be selected randomly each time you connect to the server.


For secure connections to an SSL capable server, prefix the port number with a plus sign, eg. +7001, and to a STARTTLS capable server, prefix the port number with a star sign, eg. *7001.



The network that the server belongs to or a name that you can use to group related servers together.



This is not normally required, so you should not have to enter anything here.


Login Method

If you need to use a specific login method, select it here. You can also provide a login password.


If you need to use SASL, select that as the method and enter your password as either password or username:password.


If you need to identify your nickname to NickServ, and you use /nickserv or /msg nickserv on your server, select that as the method.