- Install vICQ.
- To receive messages sent to you via ICQ on your mobile add the following
"event" to ~/.vicq/config:
|*message*|* ! echo "%t=%n=" | msg2sms
You can adjust this line (or add more similar lines) to receive msgs
from only chosen people or msgs of particular type(s). Consult vICQ documentation
You can avoid msg2sms script by simply writing "mail
email@example.com" in place of "msg2sms"
- To be able to send ICQ messages from your mobile you have to set up
mail account (say, firstname.lastname@example.org) on your workstation
and make it feed incoming mail to this script. Ask
your mail admin (or better rtfm) for how to do that.
To actually send a message to an ICQ recipient, send an e-mail msg from your phone
to email@example.com. The 1st word of that msg must be the recipient's
UIN (or nickname, if one is present in ~/.vicq/config).
Many cellular providers allow use of shortcuts for sending emails, so u may
register a shortcut, say, "7" for the address of firstname.lastname@example.org and
then, to send a message to me u write sms to your cellular provider's sms-to-email
gateway number like this:
email@example.com 4920077 hello, topcat! nice day.
or, with nickname and abbreviated "control" email address: (assuming topcat has UIN 4920077)
7 topcat hello, topcat! nice day.
Note: this script (sms2icqmsg) must be run as the same user your vICQ runs as.
- Create empty files:
$ touch cmdstream vicq.out
$ chmod 600 cmdstream vicq.out
- Run vICQ by typing:
$ tail -n 0 -f cmdstream | vicq >vicq.out 2>&1 &
- Now you can logout and enjoy ICQ on the go!