In order to actually start using CoyIM for anything, you need to have at least an account. These accounts are a little bit like email addresses - they look very similar and you can have accounts on different servers. No matter what server you choose for your account, you will still be able to chat with people from other servers.

You can create a new account in a number of different ways. If you already have an account, you can import it from other applications, or manually enter the connection information. In this section we will cover how to create an account, how to add an existing account and how to import accounts from other applications.