I've been using Gaim-Encryption for quite some time now, but the more I use Jabber the more I get in touch with ppl who use different Jabberclients, so I can't talk to them securely.
Since Jabber has it's own standardised encryption-protocol wouldn't it be neat to make use of it (even if only optionally). This way one could send encrypted messages to contacts using Psi or Kopete or Gajim or whatever other Jabberclient supporting this standart.
Thank you for listening,
You're right! Jabber can do encryption, but AFAIK encryption only works from client to server and from server to client. On your jabber server your message is NOT encrypted, so your server owner could log your chats.
E2E (End to End) encryption is coming in jabber.
Looks like, it's already implemented in gajim.
see also : http://www.xmpp.org/internet-drafts/attic/draft-ietf-xmpp-e2e-00.html
it's not completely clear to me if rfc3923 is enough or if this draft complete it.