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Accessing RCIM

To access the Ragin' Cajun Instant Messenger (RCIM) follow these simple steps:

  1. Download and install Pidgin

If on a University machine, Pidgin can be installed via "Software Center" on your PC.

  1. Once installed, launch Pidgin. You will see a windows similar to the one below

  2. Click on "Add..."

  3. Click on the drop down list next to Protocol and select XMPP

  4. Enter your CLID in the Username field, im.ucs.louisiana.edu in the Domain field, and your ULink password in the Password field

  5. You may enter a screen name in the Local alias field, this is what others will see as your screen name.

  6. Click Add

You are now ready to Add A Buddy!