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7 Personal information

The Jabber way of handling personal information (name, addresses, phone numbers, etc) is “vCards” encoded in XML.1 You can get information about a user by running M-x jabber-vcard-get, and you can edit your own information by running M-x jabber-vcard-edit.

The form for editing your information can be slightly confusing—you are allowed to enter any number of addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses, each of which has a set of orthogonal properties. You can add and remove items with the ‘[INS]’ and ‘[DEL]’ buttons, respectively.

This is also where you set your avatar (see Avatars). The size of your avatar file is limited to 8 kilobytes.


[1] See XEP-0054.