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2.4 Presence subscription

Having permission to view the presence status of a person is called subscribing to his presence. Presence subscription between two persons can be asymmetric.

When jabber.el receives a presence subscription request, it will present it to you in an alert requiring immediate response, and offer you to send a subscription request back to that person.

To request subscription to someone, type M-x jabber-send-subscription-request. You will be prompted for the JID to send it to. This command can also be accessed through the Roster menu, by typing C-c C-r in the roster buffer. After that, you will probably want to give the contact a more readable name. The command for that is jabber-roster-change, which is also available in the Roster menu or by typing e on a person in the roster buffer.