Real-time Messaging. Services, and protocols such as ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, and MSN Messenger.

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Is there any Open Source Office Chat Messenger? [closed]

I am looking for an open source instant chat messenger for Office purposes.
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Searching chat history in Skype For Business

I had chat conversations (text) with my friend Adam 50 times over the past 200 days. Skype for Business does not collate all these conversations into one conversation across time. Instead, I literally ...
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Can the Kik Messenger be installed on a laptop running on Windows 10 Home Single Language 64-bit OS? [duplicate]

I live in India an in the last month I bought Lenovo laptop fitted with x64-based Intel 6th Generation Core i5 Processor. This laptop came pre-installed with the Windows 10 Home Single Language 64-...
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Is there a way to sync my chats across sessions while using prosody?

I am trying to setup my own prosody severer. I am using two clients (Pidgen/WinX and Xabber/Android). I am noticing that messages that I send to a contact appear only in that session. While replies ...
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How can I get Skype to show all chat messages on the left?

I have a problem with the horizontal alignment of chat bubbles in Skype. I am using Skype on various computers. So far all Skype installations have shown messages aligned to the left (chat partners ...
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Is there a way to render LaTEX/MathJax for Slack Chatting client (web or app)?

I have a workgroup that uses the Slack chatting app/website/destop version to communicate, and the desire to send usable mathematical expressions across to friends is something we'd like to do there. ...
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Is there a built-in audio/video chat program in Windows 7?

I am looking for messenger/chat options within Windows 7. Are there any built-in options?
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IRSSI: cannot connect to any server

I am behind a NAT. Each time i do a /Connect <servername>.org in Irssi i get the following response. -!- Irssi: Looking up irc.****.org -!- Irssi: Unable to connect server irc.****.org port ...
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How do I export the history of Skype?

Is it possible to export Skype v4 chat history into some readable plain-text format? (.txt, .xml, .html) Alternatively, is it possible to backup/restore skype chat history? (I wouldn't mind backup to ...
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How to access “Mail and Chat Accounts” setting in Opera browser for Windows?

Im trying to use the Chat feature in the Opera browser. When looking up directions on how to set up and use the Chat feature, virtually all the pages mention going to the "Mail and Chat Accounts" ...
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What are the settings for Instantbird's Office Communicator and Lync?

We have Office365 Business and I am trying to hook up Instantbird (beta: 1.6a1pre, which has the new protocol) to use for chat (rather than Skype for Business, a.k.a., Lync). (Incidentally, here are ...
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Windows Desktop to iPhone Messaging

I'm interested in a way I can have a 2-way conversation with staff who are office bound when I'm out and about with my iPhone. In the past we've tried Skype and Hosted.IM. They both worked OK but ...
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Can I create multiple conversations for a single contact on Pidgin/XMPP?

It is sometimes helpful to manage multiple conversations with a single person, e.g. when discussing multiple topics asynchronously. Is it possible to create multiple conversation windows for a single ...
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Is there a way to clear the chatbox in lync (skype for business)?

Is there a way to clear the chatbox in lync (skype for business)? So that messages cannot be seen anymore?
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office 365 chat service in Ubuntu

In my organization, people use Microsoft Office 365 for mail service. In Windows system they can setup a chat client with Office 365 and use the instant message service. I'm using Ubuntu and when I ...
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Adium: Show Invisible, but online, contacts in buddy list?

Is there a setting, plugin or extra that will make my Adium contact list include users who are online but set to "invisible"?
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How would I create individualized Skype URLs for private chat without a server?

I want to offer free support on a community I belong to to help other users. Right now I'm offering support by private messaging on the community (some users would rather not post publicly), but it's ...
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How to avoid pasting emoticons in Qualia LAN Messenger

We are using Qualia's free, open source LAN Messenger. Sometimes when we paste source code back and forth to each other, the messenger finds certain character combinations that match emoticons, and ...
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Signal messenger on the desktop

I currently use Telegram (because it just works very nicely) and WhatsApp (because stubborn people insist on using it). Both can be used on the desktop via http://web.whatsapp.com and http://web....
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Commandline chat for Gmail chat in MAC OSX [closed]

Is there any tool for having gmail chat/Hangouts in my mac osx terminal? Googled a lot but couldnt find a reliable one that works for mac osx; most of them are for linux os.
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Prevent users from adding more users in Skype's group chat

I'm a creator of a Skype chat group and I have never left this group, nevertheless I can't demote anyone to "User" to prevent them from adding more users to the group. I can promote them to "Master", ...
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Backup chat history from Viber on Android or Viber on Desktop

I'm curious how to back up user history (with icons, photos, time and everything) from Viber installed on Android or Android on my Desktop. The best way I guess would be exporting it as html with ...
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How to message any user on your LAN?

I have admin access to all (read most) the machines on my LAN. However, I wanted all users to be able to coordinate with each other. How should I approach this problem? One solution which I can think ...
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Talk on multiple IRC channels at once?

I seem to remember, back in '91 or so, that the console-based IRCII implemention on the Solaris box that first got me on the net would let me /Join multiple channels on a given network such that, as ...
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How to play MP3 files into the microphone input

In a chat session, whenever I want the other person to hear a pre-recorded voice, I need to play it on my speakers and use my microphone to capture it. How can I play MP3 files into the microphone ...
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Pidgin purple-facebook based account opens up many chatboxes automatically

I installed the pidgin purple-facebook plugin. Whenever I create an account using this plugin, after pidgin logs into the facebook account, automatically my last 50 or so facebook chats open up in the ...
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Talk command only shows “Checking for invitation on caller's machine”

The talk command on Yosemite doesn't work and the /etc/inetd.conf file is nowhere to be found. Why is this file no longer included with OS X and why doesn't talk work anymore? Running talk just says: ...
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OSX: PF 'antifspoof' rule blocks ntalk packets…

I'm trying to get to work ntalk between my two macs inside my local network and found a problem with my pf firewall configuration. When I do $ talk user@macbookpro.local gettng: [No connection ...
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How to set up ntalk server on OS X?

I'm trying to set up ntalk on os x yosemite. I run: $ sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ntalk.plist But port 518 is still closed… $ sudo nmap -sS -p 518 localhost Password: ...
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SIP address for groups in Lync

For opening the chat window with Microsoft Lync, we can call either Lync SIP:user@company.com or SIP:user@company.com However I am looking for single command for open a group chat. It ...
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How do I manage my Skype chat and call history?

Is there a way to selectively remove some of the historic messages and calls? I'm looking to keep the history of my business calls and chat messages, but clear the private ones.
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Can the network admin see my chat message?

When I use yahoo web messenger or google hangout in my internet browswer, I can see that the communication happens using HTTPS protocol, which means that the data is encrypted using SSL certificate. ...
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Connect to an IRC bouncer with Thunderbird?

I would like to set up a bouncer on my rootserver and connect there from my PC, so I will see all messages during the last 30 minutes that I missed when I reconnect to a channel. Is this possible in ...
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Command line jabber chat clients for windows?

I only use Google Talk, and was wondering if there were any jabber command line clients for windows? I prefer command-line as I use it a lot on a day to day basis, and it seems much easier. The client ...
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Display latest conversation after reopening IM window

I would like to see the last conversation when closing and reopening an IM Window in Pidgin. I can't find an option in preferences. I use: Pidgin 2.10.9 (libpurple 2.10.9) I explicitly don't want ...
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Lotus Sametime 9 does not open chat window

Using lotus Lotus Sametime 9 I'm able to receive a chat message But when I try to start a chat my self the window does not open. I already have updated to the last version of Java and .NET framework
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Copy or print chat window text in Chrome

I keep encountering in increasing frequency these chat interfaces with disabled right-click, disabled marking (when I try to mark in order to copy, the mark usually doesn't stick) and even when I do ...
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Can pidgin + OTR be used the same way as cryptocat? chat without specify server?

Cryptocat is a messenger for the browser giving the user an end-to-end encrypted messenging service. A room can be created and shared before getting into contact, another user can be verified by ...
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Is there a command line interface for slack? [closed]

I am a user of slack https://slack.com/ I think the desktop client is useful, but sometimes I am working on servers. There is also a browser interface and android and iPhone Clients. My objective is ...
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How to group chat with upto 1000 people?

We are a newly formed housing society with around 400 houses and upto 800 members. We want to set up a group chat among us via any app which is cross platform (Windows, Android, iOS). We have tried: ...
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nimbuzz “meet a stranger” how to chat with other countries?

Nimbuzz got a nice feature enabling you to chat with strangers and find new people, but It ONLY chooses you people from your own country and I can't figure out a way to select a criteria or the ...
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Group Chat with persistent members in pidgin

I want to make a chat-room in Pidgin. I know the default way; i.e. using Add a Chat from Buddies menu. But there are some problems using it! Just the creator can have it in his/her list; so everyone ...
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Pidgin showing “Unable to connect” message with Gmail chat

I am unable to connect to gmail chat through pidgin (2.10.9) on Debian. But Facebook chat is working fine. Have tried this: Google support https://support.google.com/a/answer/49147?hl=en a blog ...
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How to disable Facebook chat permanentaly without losing XMPP capability

The Facebook chat can be used both on the website and with XMPP, for instance with Pidgin. I want to use only the latter option. Now when I visit facebook.com to look at my newsfeed, I am bothered ...
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Internal LAN Based Chat/Messenger with LDAP/Active Directory Auth

Are there any options out there for an internal chat messenger that offers logging in with an AD account? I've found some options out there for internal chat messengers but none seem to support AD.
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Change role of RETIRED user in Skype group chat

In existing Skype group chat, i cannot add one specific user. When i enter /showmembers , it gives: andrew USER bobby ADMIN catrin USER diana RETIRED in this case: i'm bobby the ...
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Simple Local Network Chat Program [closed]

I'm looking for a chat program that I can run on my corporate workstation that does not need to go outside of the firewall to operate. All communication should be limited to the same subnet ideally .....
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Skype doesn't always notify about new chat messages

So we are both online and sending each other messages in skype from time to time. I get notifications, answer, and some time later I switch to the Skype window and there are new message about which I ...
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Fixing bad timestamps on Skype 6.19

I was doing a bit of testing of a javascript app that had me changing my timezone all over the place. While that was happening, I got a couple of Skype messages that got assigned bad timestamps. Now ...
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Video chat software for Ubuntu

Is there any video/audio chat program available for Ubuntu 9.4 apart from Skype ?