Enabling TLS on HexChat
Open HexChat and press
S to open the network list.
Select the network you want to enable TLS for and press
If the server address ends in
/6667, remove that part by double-clicking the address field, deleting
/6667, then pressing enter to save your changes.
Check “Use SSL for all servers on this network” and make sure “Accept invalid SSL certificates” is unchecked.
Now close the edit server dialog and reconnect to the IRC network. TLS should be enabled. You can verify that TLS is enabled by doing
/whois <your nickname> and making sure
<your nickname> is using a secure connection appears.