Can Mattermost connect with IRC, XMPP, Lync, Matrix and other communication systems?

Mattermost is an open source project that benefits from users building integrations to address the needs of their teams, and sharing back those integrations with the community.

The community has created multiple integrations to connect Mattermost to IRC, including Matterbridge for connecting a single Mattermost channel to IRC using outgoing webhooks, and Matterircd, which offers access to Mattermost through a minimalist IRC server using the Mattermost Web Service API.

There are existing requests from the community for connectivity to XMPP and Matrix that can be upvoted, and additional feature ideas for systems like Lync can be filed for upvote.

The more upvotes features ideas receive the more motivation contributors have to implement the ideas.