Real-time chat software, services, and protocols such as ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, and MSN Messenger.

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A terminal based instant messenger client for OS X [closed]

I've found one called CenterIM and Finch, but they both seem to be made for linux and don't have any guides on how to build or install the software. If anyone can recommend a nice, lightweight ...
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How to test openfire with spark?

I have installed openfire and running on 127.0.0.1:9090. i have created a user through admin console (username=hr, password = xxx) . now i'm trying to login through spark desktop client. I'm getting ...
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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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How does Whisperpush work?

I have installed Cyanogenmod 11 on my phone with integrated Whisperpush (supposedly). I registered my phone and it says that I am successfully registered. So how can I use it now? The Whisperpush app ...
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How to optimize the conversation window of Pidgin?

How does one optimize the Conversation window in Pidgin? it's annoyingly cluttered Here's a link to the screen shot.. like: (8:33:08 PM) David Gailee: how much is that gadget? i saw something ...
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Is there a way to fix mac skype from freezing when you have years of group chat history?

I am a mac skype power user meaning I've been using skype for my job for the past 7 years. I'm in dozens of many-member group chats. The history of these chats goes back 7 years. Some of the group ...
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Is it possible to send messages to an offline Skype contact?

I have done a bit of research, but I haven't found a satisfactory answer to this question. Basically, I'd like to know what happens if I send a message to an offline Skype contact; will the message ...
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SIP plugin for Trillian

I like using Trillian for chats (Skype, Google Talk, ...) but I cannot add a SIP Account to make calls with Trillian directly. Google always tells me to download the SIP Plugin for Trillian, but this ...
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IP Messenger Not working in workstation

I'm using IP messenger for communication in office. Not all user displaying in User List. If i send any files or message it is not delivering and retry message is coming. All the computers working ...
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Can't stay invisible on gtalk

Whenever I log in into GMail, its GTalk client tells me: Oops! You are not invisible because you're logged into Google Talk from another client, device, or location that doesn't support ...
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A specific Google Talk account isn't going online with Telepathy client on KDE

I have some problems using a Google Talk account with Telepathy for KDE. I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 and KDE 4.10.2. I use Telepathy with multiple accounts, also some other Google Talk ones, and ...
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Alert Terminal window when EKG2 receives message

When using EKG2 with the ncurses ui, the terminal window does not receive an alert when I recieve a message. Is it possible to configure EKG2 so it does this?
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Can an employer read all messages sent through Lync?

With Microsoft email and messaging, Microsoft servers used to be located onsite, so it allowed employers to query the data sent by employees there. Does Lync in its cloud version offer any way for ...
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Is there a multi-protocol IM client which groups by protocol? [closed]

I've tried many multi-protocol IM clients, they all try to group my different protocols into one interface. I'd like to keep them separate, can you suggest some clients which offer this style of ...
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Is it possible to merge Skype and Windows Live contacts?

I have both Skype and Windows Live Messenger accounts. Then, Microsoft told me to merge, so I did and only use Skype for both. I also have contacts on both lists, and they now show up twice; one ...
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office 365 chat service in ubuntu

In my organisation, 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 sevice. I'm having using ubuntu os ...
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Instant messanger capable of offline messaging & tolerant of network interruptions

I am looking for an instant messaging solution to facilitate communications between recovery vehicles in remote rural areas. All the vehicles have internet connections, but they are intermittent ...
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Unwanted Instant Messgae Pop Up on Messenger

I have noticed that whenever I install Windows Live Essentials (only Messenger and Mail), I randomly get a pop up window from Messenger to Send and Instant Message. I have not asked to send a ...
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Instant messaging in LAN between PC (Windows XP) and Mac (OS X 10.6)?

I wonder how I could send short information (like a URL or a small text) between a PC with Windows XP and a Mac with OS X 10.6, which are both in our LAN at home. Up to now I sent in such a case an ...
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Thunderbird 15 Chat Notification even if my window in minimized

This is my first post on SU. My Question is related to thunderbird 15.0.1 I configured the chat accounts which is a great feature, I was wondering whether I could configure or install any add-on if ...
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Can XMPP/Jabber support editing of messages and offline message like in Skype?

I've got used to edit about 30% of my messages in Skype. Also I expect my messages to be delivered in the end independently of whether the peer is online now or not (i.e. eventually the message will ...
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How does a messenger work? [closed]

I have been using instant messengers like yahoo, gtalk, skype for more than 10 years but I still wonder what is the mechanism working behind it. As per my understanding of a request on Internet, we ...
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Hide name between messages from same person in Pidgin

When you have a conversation in Pidgin, the name of each person is shown in front of each message. I found a plugin (New Line) that prepends a newline after the name of the person, which makes it more ...
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Why don't they allow users to download stand alone package?

Usually I use yahoo messenger to chat when I have some free time to meet the people around the world and to come to know different cultures. But for the latest version of yahoo messenger I need to ...
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Strike-through text: Microsoft Lync

Somehow I hit a magic key combination in Microsoft Lync that is sending strike-through text. When I look at the "A" icon (text properties), I don't see an option for strike-through. How can I ...
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Filtering buddy lists in Pidgin

I use a corporate IM system that "helpfully" provides 14 "buddy" lists containing between them upwards of 300 people, no more than 10 or 20 of whom I actually have any reason to IM with. I've tried ...
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Is there a private IM service with mobile, desktop and web apps for use by a small startup? [closed]

I'm looking for a secure, private IM service or use at work, very much like TeamTalk or Bopup, but I also need a web-based interface as well as apps on both iOS and Android mobile devices. TeamTalk ...
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An alternative to Google Talk, AIM, MSN, et al [closed]

I'm not entirely sure whether this part of stack exchange is the most adequate for my question, but it would seem to me that people sharing this kind of concern would converge either here, or possibly ...
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Lightweight, user-friendly Multi-IM / MSN alternatives for Windows?

A friend of mine dislikes how clunky/bloated the Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger client is - pretty much stopped going on MSN because of it. I want to offer him an alternative client that can log ...
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What's the Linux command equivalent for “msg.exe”?

I'm trying to send a message from my Linux box to a windows 7 box, à la "net send". I've tried smbclient -M machine but that gives Connection to machine failed. Error NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME ...
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Do any Windows IM clients support Adium styles?

I know I can't actually get Adium on Windows. Are there any Windows IM clients that at least support Adium styles, specifically Contact List Styles and Message Styles? Pidgin is heart-breakingly ...
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How can I install Windows Live Essentials 2011 from behind a proxy?

I need to install Windows Live Essentials on Windows 7 64-bit. I'm behind the company proxy but in Internet Options everything is set up to work with the proxy. When I start the setup file: ...
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What is a good and simple workplace instant messenger?

What is a good messenger for company networks? It should be a free, malware and adware free Windows (XP, Vista and 7) program with a simple user interface and small memory footprint. It can be based ...
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instant messenger with tagging / multiple groups per contact support (maybe pidgin plugin?)

For many many years I have used instant messengers on the ICQ and the Jabber protocol. Currently I am using pidgin and my contact list has grown large. It is a pain to organize my contacts especially ...
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Web GUI for Skype? Or portable Skype?

I need to use Skype without installing it. Are there any choices for doing this, such as a web GUI? Or are there any non-trojaned portable versions? I'm looking for anything that will work on Windows ...
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Stop Live Messenger From Syncing Window Status Between Computers

Okay, so a minor annoyance has started to become a really bad annoyance lately. If I have WLM (v 15.4 right now) open on multiple computers (or on my phone, through Trillian), and close a conversation ...
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Instant Messaging Between Android phone and PC

I use universal IM clients for both my PC and my Android phone. I'm running Digsby on my PC and the Trillian client on my Android. I'm not specifically attached to either piece of software, they're ...
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Remove a buddy in Finch

Is there a way to remove a buddy from my buddy list in Finch? If it matters, I'm using Jabber, and the buddy list looks like it is stored server side (editing blist.xml did not work).
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Lightweight app for notifying clients

I'd like to find an app that could be used for notifying people on other computers. We have about 10 interested people on Windows boxes on a LAN, and one dedicated box which runs 24/7. Basically I'd ...
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Windows/Mac client compatible with Empathy's “People Nearby” function

In Empathy (the Ubuntu IM program) you can talk to other people on your LAN with the "People nearby" function. I'd like to use this at work, but the other PC's there are mostly Windows, and some ...
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IM protocol with message receipt confirmation

Is there any instant messaging protocol (or plugin for Pidgin) that uses a read receipt layer to verify whether messages have actually been delivered and resend if not? I've had problems recently with ...
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Save Chat Room in Contact List in Pidgin

I use several chat rooms regularly with Pidgin. Every time I want to join them, I need to pop-up the "Join Chat" dialog, select the right account, and enter the chat room name. Sometimes, the some ...
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Invisible mode on Adium shows as “Away” to ICQ contacts

I've installed invisible mode on Adium. Unfortunately instead of seeing me as invisible (i.e. grey sign, "offline" message), my ICQ contacts are seeing the red circle and "away" message. Is there ...
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Windows 7: How do I listen to music on the computer's speakers, and take calls over a headset, without having to unplug/plugin the headset?

I like hearing most audio over my computer's speakers. I like taking calls using a wired headset. I have a random HP desktop PC that came pre-installed with Windows 7, 64. It has Realtek Audio and ...
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Unable to contact MSN contact for IM from Lync

My corporate IT department has mandated a change to Microsoft's Lync for instant messaging, among other purposes. I installed it and launched; it automatically found the server it needed, since my ...
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Hotmail - appear offline? [closed]

When I am browsing my emails on Hotmail other people see that I'm online and send me IMs which appear in the corner of my screen, which bother me sometimes. How can I appear "offline" to other users? ...
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Lan secure chat choice [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simple Local Network Chat Program I'm looking for a chat application to use in a small company LAN, we are looking for a software that offers secure (encrypted) text ...
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What format/codec is used by Windows Live (MSN) Messenger's voice clips?

What format/codec is used by Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger's voice clips? VLC doesn't recognize them, I'm trying to get them to play on my Mac.
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Skype messages are not getting delivered

Since I installed Skype last week at work (we use it for in-office communication) I have been receiving an error in Skype when I try and send a message which manifests itself as a little rotating ...
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why skype is not available on messengers like pidgin

i really like pidgin, empathy etc. (especially pidgin) because they gather all accounts like xmpp, msn etc. together except skype. i know skype uses a proprietary protocol but so does msn and it is ...