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This is adapted from the mIRC Help file
As well as being able to chat on public channels,
mIRC also allows you to chat privately with someone. There
are several different ways to do this.
- If you're on a channel and you see someone
you'd like to chat with:
- double-click on their nickname in the nickname
listbox and a private query window will open up. You can then
start chatting privately to them through the query window.
- If you're not on a channel:
- Chat privately with DCC Chat: DCC
stands for Direct Client to Client. A DCC connection establishes
a direct communications link between two users that is separate
from the normal IRC channels. Because it is a separate link,
it is the most secure method of communicating with another user
and usually faster because it doesn't rely on the IRC Server
to relay your messages. It does need to use the IRC Server to
initiate the chat session.
To DCC Chat someone:
- click on the DCC button in the menu
and another menu will open. Select Chat
and a dialog box will pop up.
- enter the person's nickname
- click on OK and you will see the following:
The other person will get a dialogue box:
if the persons accepts your DCC Chat
you will be able to start talking to them
- you can click your left mouse button on the
person's name to select them. Then click with the right button
and a popup menu will appear with various options, one of which
will be to open a private DCC to the person selected.
Now select Chat.
An added benefit, as with any IRC communication,
is that the DCC conversations can be logged.
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