Hosting Chat Communities

Filter Channel Names and Nicknames

A Profanity Filter filters by category the messages a client sends to the server for processing. Filtering channel names includes messages sent with these commands: Join, Create, Topic, Onjoin, and Onpart. Filtering nicknames includes messages sent with this command: Nick.

To filter the language used in channel names and nicknames:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to the IRCX folder for the server hosting the chat community where you want to filter offensive language.


    1. Server_name
    2. Protocols
    3. IRCX
  3. Right-click IRCX, and then click Properties.
  4. On the IRCX Protocol General tab, choose the chat community where you want to filter channel names and nicknames from the list, and then click Properties, then click Extensions.
  5. If the Profanity Filter extension is not displayed in the Extensions list, click Add.
  6. In Add Extension, select the Profanity Filter extension from the list in Extension.
  7. Stop, then restart the service.
  8. Select the Profanity Filter extension in Extensions, and then click Properties.
  9. On the Community PFilter Properties General tab, under Select filter for, select the filter you want to apply to Channel names or Nicknames from the appropriate drop-down list.

Tip   You can also apply a different filter to channel names or nicknames from a chat client using the following commands: