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How to register an account with Q?

Before you can use our services (Q) you will need an account, here's how to get one:

Saying 'Hello' to Q

This will create a Q account with the name of the nick you are using at the moment. You do this by using the following command:

/msg Q HELLO youremail@address youremail@address

If the account creation is successful a link where you can obtain your password will be sent to the email address you supplied, you will be required to read and reenter a series of characters before you are given your password. If account creation failed then Q will inform you of the reason, usually the problem is either the account already exists or your nickname has special characters in, in both cases change your nickname to a more suitable one.

Once you have this password you can then use the AUTH command:

/msg [email protected] AUTH username password

Where username is identical to the nick you used when you said HELLO.

You can check you are authed using the WHOAMI command:

/msg Q whoami

If you see a message back from Q that includes the line:

-Q([email protected])- -Information for user John (using account john)

…then you know you have said HELLO and AUTH'd correctly.

Change your Q password

When you say HELLO to Q, you will be assigned a default password. We strongly suggest that you change it. Change your password by using the NEWPASS command:

/msg [email protected] NEWPASS oldpassword newpassword newpassword (for example, /msg [email protected] NEWPASS john notjohn notjohn).

Q will acknowledge a successful password change by displaying:

-Q([email protected])- OK, password changed.

Note that Q will warn you if the robustness of your password is considered low. Read more about it at How to choose a secure password.

You are now ready to use our services.

This help article's short URL is http://quakenet.org/help/19

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