I finally connected via SSL with Rcirc. Here’s how I did it:
- Got a script from Emacs Wiki, I chose the second of the two.
- Used the require rcirc hook that was on the Emacs Wiki Rcirc example page.
- Loaded my init file.
- Customized the Rcirc ports option to the common port — 6697.
- and customized the Rcirc server alist option with appropriate settings, using the TLS option.