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Welcome to Chat4All.org!  Chat4all is an IRC network (Internet Relay Chat) which was founded in January 2000. As with most IRC networks, our services are free. We stand out from the crowd through our friendly nature, as well as a wide range of safety measures to safeguard both our users and our services from malicious elements.

On Chat4All, everyone can apply for a chatroom of their own to invite their friends in, or to run a community revolving around a certain theme. Such community will be managed by the owners of those chatrooms. You can read about how to apply for a chat room in "Your own chatroom".

We also offer extensive documentation of our services, as well as a page through which you can create HTML code to extend the chat to your website.

Ideas for the server and this website can be sent to us by e-mail at webmaster.at.chat4all.net .
What's new ?

11-29-2014: A few changes/updates have been made at chat4all:

  1. The free e-mail service is discontinued. The reason for this is that the software we used for this service has not been maintained by the supplier for a number of years, which means it can no longer be trusted to be safe. Also, nowadays there are far better free webmail solutions out there, which basically makes our offering obsolete.

    Everyone using this service has received an e-mail notification of this on september 7th, with the option to upgrade to a new, also free, (private) e-mail service also on the chat4all.com domain while keeping their original e-mail address. Everyone who has responded to this has received accounts on this new server. The free e-mail service stopped receiving e-mail on october 4th in favour of the new e-mail service.

    The old interface has been running until now to allow everyone to save their e-mails, and is removed effective today.

  2. ipv6 connections have been available for a while on a separate subdomain called euv6.chat4all.org, but is now also available on irc.chat4all.org. Ipv6 is only available on our European servers.

  3. If you are using irccloud to connect to chat4all, and notice frequent messages that the connection limit was reached, then please make sure you connect to either eu.chat4all.org or irc.chat4all.org. Irccloud will use ipv6 at that point, which means every user will get its own ipv6 address.

02-23-2012: Today we have launched our new chat4all codegenerator and updated flash chat. The the updated lightirc flashchat has a lot more options than the old one. The most notable of that is that smilies can now be used.

The codegenerator has been rewritten. Changes from the old version:

  • Registration system: You can now register yourself at the codegenerator, so that you can modify the created codes and create additional codes.
  • Facebook Login: The codegenerator allows the use of Facebook to register and login at the codegenerator. This way you can login without having to remember a password. The registration page still does require a password so that you also have the option to login using a password.
  • Shortnames: The old codegenerator presented an url that was hard to remember. You now have the option to set a "shortname", which will give you an easier to remember url.

Due to the fact that the new flashchat uses a different set of parameters compared to the old one, and the fact that the new codegenerator is also different, it was impossible to convert old already created chatcodes to use the new system. The old codes still work, but to fully use the new one, we invite you to register and create new codes.

To test the new flash chat, click on the link below, which was created using the new codegenerator:

http://chat.chat4all.net/lounge

09-21-2011: We have a few news updates today:

  1. One new item has been added to the menu on the left:

Channel User List Service: This service gives website owners the option to show a list of chatters who are currently online in their irc channel.

Click the link to find out more information about this service and how to request access.

  1. We also added the Flashpolicy Daemon to the US irc server (us.chat4all.org). This means that if you offer your own lightirc flash webchat to your users, instead of using our own, you can now direct it to irc.chat4all.org (the round robin), and it will work on both eu.chat4all.org and us.chat4all.org.
  2. The SSL certificates of our IRC servers are updated. If you use, or plan to use, SSL to securely connect to our network, you can read up on the update at this link.

09-07-2010: We have added another webchat option to supplement the very old java/jpilot chat. This new webchat option uses flash instead of java to load the chat, which should put an end to the frequent issues with java installations on client computers. Ofcourse, for this flash chat, a client computer should have adobe flash player installed. Which is common these days anyway.

The new flash chat, like the java chat, comes with a code generator which allows you to customize the chat window. There are a lot of customization options available, as well as several ways to implement it on your website.

This new option does not replace the recently added ajax chat. The new flash chat may be visually more appealing than the ajax chat, but the ajax chat can be used everywhere (behind proxies and firewalls), while the flash chat still (like the java chat) requires that your connection has port 6667 open. In this light, it may be advisable to offer both the ajax and flash option on your website.

The old java chat and generator will continue to exist for those who prefer to use that.

Example chat link (this one goes to #lounge):

http://chat.chat4all.net/?c=tsg0d5079bg0n83

Example chat window:

08-04-2010: We have added one new menu item today:

Online Status Indicator: This allows you to generate a link that you can add to a forum signature or website, and will show your Online status on the Chat4all Network. So if you are online, it will show you as online, if you are away, it will show you as away, and the same goes for if you are offline.

An example of such indicator for Adonix using the standard Chat4all Theme:

We have also added a Facebook group item to this main Chat4all homepage. The Chat4all Group will also hold updates regarding Chat4all and our services. We hope you'll become a Chat4all Group member :)

05-16-2010: Two new items have been added to the menu on the left:

Channel List: This displays a current listing of all channels (rooms) on the chat4all network with at least 2 people inside. This list may seem rather short, but this is because there are a lot of channels who are secret (+s) or private (+p). Channels with those flags turned on are not displayed.

Webchat: This is a basic ajax webchat that allows you to connect to chat4all without the need to have our network ports (6666 --> 6669) open. This is mostly useful for environments that block certain ports, like company/school networks.

This new webchat is different from the current (also available) java webchat. We will continue to offer both versions. The new webchat also has an option to create code to be placed on your website. The code creation wizard can be found in the menu of the webchat.

We have also reset the scores of our IdleRPG game to allow everyone to have a fresh start again. Never heard of IdleRPG? Visit the website , join channel #idlerpg and join in :)

10-01-2009: Last month, we have moved both the chat as well as all websites to the new european server. Unfortunately eu.chat4all.org refused to link properly, and we had to reroute traffic to us.chat4all.org for the time being until the problems were resolved.

In a few days we will try to link up again. If that goes according to plan, we will open it up again.

We have also replaced our old support system with a more professional looking one. This system now also supports replying to existing tickets via e-mail, and you also no longer have to manually create a user account. One will be automatically created for you when you open your first ticket. In case you reply by e-mail, make sure you post your reply at the top of the e-mail.

06-14-2009: We are pleased to welcome 3 new IRC operators (IRCops) into our Chat4all team. They are (in no particular order): Reikart, Siiw and Unknown_Entity (aka o_o).

The team now consists of the following members:

Root-Admin : Adonis
Co-NetAdmin : Saya
Co-NetAdmin : FiXato
Services Operator : Foxman
IRC Operator : Siiw
IRC Operator : Unknown_Entity aka o_o
IRC Operator : Reikart

Other news is that we unfortunately had to decide to cancel the Free Forum Service (Freetalk.biz) due to a huge influx of spammers. Since the service was not used by anyone but spammers, i doubt it will be missed :)

07-04-2008: After a few weeks of testing, we have opened up the USA based leaf. This new server will make connections from people based in the USA and surrounding countries a lot faster. The USA (St. Louis) server can be found at:

us.chat4all.org

Additionally, we have created a round robin DNS to evenly distribute people over the two servers we have now. This means that everyone connecting to irc.chat4all.org will end up on either the USA server or the European one.

If you prefer the European (Germany, Frankfurt) server, you can connect to the following server:

eu.chat4all.org

Chat4all Webchat users will still be arriving at the European server, at least until we update the script to allow the webmaster to choose the preferred server (EU or US).

03-31-2008: As of today, it is no longer possible to send us support questions or Vhost/Bot requests anymore by e-mail. The amount of spam on our addresses has exploded the past couple of months, making it increasingly difficult to distinguish normal mail from spam. From now on, we can be reached by creating a ticket at the following location:

http://support.chat4all.net

It is not a requirement to create an account on this website in order to create a ticket, however, tracking your own tickets down is easier if you make an account. You can always upgrade your guest account to a full account. This is ofcourse completely free of charge :)

Before you create a ticket, make sure you select the correct department (Support, Bot, Vhost, etc) to make sure we know what it is about. And as always, be as detailed as possible.

01-30-2007: Due to the many demands for this, we have added an option to the webchat, which allows you to modify the size of the text inside the chatroom. In case you already have the webchat code on your website, you can add the following line of HTML code to it:

<input type=hidden name="textsize" value="12">

The number 12 you see in that code, is what was the standard upto now. You can change that number to any value you like. Make sure however that you take into account the people who are still chatting in a small chatscreen, so do not make the size too big. People who have not yet got our chatcode on their site can generate code on the following page: "Add a chat to your website".

01-03-2007: We welcome the newest addition to our IRCop team: Kowi :)

10-12-2006: Near the end of September, we updated the webchat with the newest version of Jpilot's chat software. This update will probably make a lot of people happy, as it soves several issue's that we have been asked for the past few years. I have listed a few below:

  • Multiple channels (chatrooms) - As of this version, chatters can use multiple channels at the same time. So this means you no longer have to quit one channel in order to enter the next. All open channels are listed in the part of the screen where you also see the users. Only one channel can be active however, but if someone says something in a channel you have open, but which is not active, a star will flash behind it. To access that channel, simply click on it.
  • Saving to clipboard - People have been asking us for years why it wasn't possible to save text. This new version of jpilot now has that option. Simply select the rows you want to copy, and you can copy it to the clipboard.
  • Clicking on links - Now you can click on links without your chat window being overwritten. Clicking a link will now result in a new browser window opening.
  • DCC file transfer - It is now possible to transfer files between users by means of DCC. Users can do this by clicking on a user, and then use the right mouse button and select the file transfer option. This is a nice feature... however, caution is advised. Do not accept a file transfer unless you know and trust that person. Also, transferred files have their extension changed automatically, so you have to change back that file extension.

06-21-2006: A few weeks ago, Chat4all took ownership of the "XignaShout" shoutbox hosting service. Through this deal, we are now able to offer completely free shoutboxes, next to our already free chat and e-mail services. A shoutbox is a small screen which integrates with a website, and where visitors of that website can leave short comments for everyone to see (see the example to the left). Through this ownership change, it is now also possible to offer you this service under our own Chat4all "flag", completely separated from XignaShout.

Chat4all Shout can be found at the following location:

http://shoutbox.chat4all.net

Support for the shoutbox service can be found on our Support Forum. You can also use the forum to report bugs, suggest new features and post new skins/themes for the shoutbox .

We sincerely hope you like our new offering :)

03-13-2006: After having used everyone.net as our 3rd party service for offering free webmail for over 5 years, we have decided the time was right to take the webmail hosting into our own hands. As of today, we now offer webmail from our own server. This service will be faster, will hold less pesky advertisements, and will be trusted 100%, because no 3rd party will handle your personal data. We can now guarantee that we will never share your personal data with anyone, or sell your demographic data to anyone.

Will anything else change, i hear you ask? Yes, e-mail addresses using this new webmail service will end with chat4all.com instead of the old chat4all.org. One month from now, the old webmail service will cease to exist, and all old e-mail addresses will become useless. All current chat4all.org webmail users have been notified, and a message has been posted on the login page. In case of questions, please direct them to us by e-mail, or post it in the Freemail section of the chat4all forum.

10-15-2005: The complete chat4all website has been restructured, from the ground up. Some pages have been removed and may come back later, while others have been updated. Also, the FAQ page has been extended and updated. Other things that are in the pipeline are: a new forum, publically accessible and maintainable WIKI and we are going to take the Free E-mail soultion in our own hands, instead of having it outsourced as it has been since it was conceived in the year 2000.

07-28-2005: We have successfully migrated to a new service provider for the 2nd time this year. The previous migration happened near the end of february, and although good at first, the service drastically deteriorated over the months that followed; Lots of disconnects, time-out and sluggishness. We hope those problems are solved now.

01-20-2005: We have rebooted the server earlier today to find out if this solves the recent increase in user disconnects.

07-27-2004: Thanks to Lan^Son, we now have a basic chat4all mIRC version. This basically is mIRC, but customized in such a way that you only have to install it and it will connect to our network. The purpose of this was to provide a basic mIRC system, so it is not a full set of scripts. You can download it here. A web page will be created soon to help work with mIRC.

03-28-2004: We have updated the webchat chat applet to JPilot's jirc2.7.2. This will solve the problem some users (everyone with Sun Microsystem's Java instead of Microsoft Virtual Machine) had with loading the java applet. Users with Sun's software installed, suddenly were no longer able to load the chat applet.

03-14-2004: Thanks to Saya's hard work, we now have a new manual. This new manual contains all commands that are available on our server, as well as how to use them. Please do consult this manual first before asking questions. :-)

02-26-2004: You might have noticed that for the past 2 weeks the connection to our server has not been too good. This all started when around february 15th, our server provider happily blocked our port 6667 and 7000. This should not be that much of a problem since other ports were still available. However, there were also a lot of unexpected interrupted connections (ping time-outs). After 2 weeks of intensive contact with our server provider, they finally re-opened our ports, and then suddenly the whole server became unreachable. Everyone who tried to connect, was booted off instantly. So obviously they have really messed something up this time. We have tested a different IP on our server, and that works. Today we will be modifying our server to listen to that new IP, and once that works we will modify the DNS so that everyone can connect. We hope this will all be behind us before february 27th ends (takes a while for DNS updates to be visible all over the world).

02-06-2004: As of today we have migrated to the new chat4all server environment. For people who chat on our service, this change will not have much impact. The biggest changes are seen by people who register chatrooms and nicknames. For the past 5 days, every chatroom owner has had the chance to pre-register his/her chatroom on the new server (a mailing was sent out to every chatroom owner). If you were a chatroom owner on our old server, and did not have it pre-registered on the new one during the 5 day pre-registration period, you will find your room to no longer exist. You will be able to register it by following instructions on the revised "Your own chatroom" page.

There are a few changes as compared to our old server. To name a few:

  • -The new chat will no longer have the ever present @X inside, but an ever present bot is possible.
  • -One can only be a chatroom owner if his/her nick is registered and authenticated.
  • -One can only be a chatroom operator if his/her nick is registered and authenticated.
  • -Nick registration and Chatroom ownership commands is largely simplified, so there is less to type.
  • -Due to popular request, the IP addresses/hostnames of users are partially unreadable.

The chat4all website will be fully updated over time to reflect all changes. One of the items that are forthcoming is a manual to replace the old X & NS commands page.

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