Did you know you can get your nickserv password reset quickly? Or maybe you want to lock-down your nickname so nobody else uses it. It’s part of the way IRC works that nicknames are available to anyone who uses the /nick command, but if you follow this tip, you can register and protect a nickname on Mibbit for use only by you and keep using it no matter what.
Here’s how: join a Mibbit channel like this one and change your nickname to the one you want by using the “/nick” command in the chat line entry box. Next, register the nickname with nickserv and enter the confirmation code: to do this type “/msg nickserv register <password> <email>” where <password> is one you choose and <email> is an address you own. Providing the nick isn’t already registered nickserv will send you an e-mail confirmation code, take this code and go back to Mibbit to type: “/msg nickserv confirm <confirmation code>”.
Your nick is now registered to you! Here’s the full Wiki on this! Now each time you come back to Mibbit you can use /nick <name> to change to your preferred nick and /msg identify <password> (using the password you chose) and your nick will be passed back to you. Don’t fancy the long commands? Setup a Mibbit account and tell Mibbit to remember your nick (see figure below). You can even log in to Twitter to read & tweet whilst chatting.
For the Jedi out there the nickserv command can hide your e-mail (“/msg nickserv set hide email on”) and can also force impersonators to get off your nick quickly (“/ns set kill quick”). Check the Wiki article here for more info.
Nicks work in a similar way on other IRC networks, Mibbit does not admin other networks – you need to contact them to do this. Finally, to reset a nickserv password follow this!
Happy chatting Mibbitians!