Setting up SSL on mIRC is a pain. irssi is a primitive pain. For windows users, you may want to consider xchat. www.xchat.orgIf you're a Linux/BSD user, then irssi is great.
Easiest way to join the party:Go here: http://www.mibbit.com/chat/#Click the link that says "server"Fill in the information like this (choose your own nick name) and then hit "Go":
I think he means he's not using the proper settings for SSL.I tried connecting with ChatZilla, and was violently molested by an error message.I then used another client that didn't suck, and everything worked out just fine. Hm.