I’m looking forward to using Chats with XMPP on my new Pinephone (and eventually my Librem 5 when it ships). However, I’m not sure how to use XMPP. From searching, I’ve gathered that XMPP is a messaging protocol and that I need to make an account on any one of various public servers to use XMPP (https://xmpp.org/getting-started/). Librem One advertises that XMPP is “coming soon,” but it also looks like it’s been “coming soon” for a while.
That said, I’d prefer not to make an account on a random server that I’ll be using for messaging. Also, nobody I know currently uses XMPP, so I’ll need to be able to point them toward a server and a straightforward “getting started” process to be able to message anyone with it. Are there any recommended servers to use for this?