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

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How do you use more emoticons in Office Communicator?

Is there any way to use emoticons beyond the default drop down list in Office Communicator 2007 R2? Do you have to install them, or can you just type in different codes? Is this even possible, or are ...
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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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Skype IM Privacy Settings

I have my skype privacy settings defined to only allow IMs from people in my contact list. I also have this set for calls/video, etc. And yet, almost every morning when I boot up I have a ...
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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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Is Jabber the same thing as XMPP?

I find conflcting information on this subject. Are they the same thing? I've read that Jabber is "based" on XMPP. For example: The chat client "Pidgin" has a box for XMPP but seemingly not for ...
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Are there any good text-based IM clients? [closed]

I'm looking for something that I can run in a linux terminal, so I could ssh into my machine remotely and access the accounts. A solution that supports all the major IM networks would be great.
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Google Talk Chat/Conference Solutions

I started using the old confbot python conference script in 2005 for my family. This essentially implements an IRC like conference room over Google Talk (or any Jabber/XMPP server). It has ...
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Does my Skype status ever change to 'Away' automatically?

Does my Skype status ever automatically change to Away? If so, when does this happen?
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Can we have a linux terminal chat client for gmail?

Does a gmail terminal chat client exist or anyway one can write it?
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MS Office Communicator: Instant message tracking

Recently, our IT department has installed Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 on our machines. I have disabled the last two options in the Options -> Personal tab (see the screeny below). Can the ...
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How do I change spellcheck dictionary in pidgin on windows?

How do I change the spellchecker dictionary in pidgin on windows? I have aspell with english and swedish installed. I would like to be able to switch between them at will.
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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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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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Intranet Messaging

Are there any, preferably free (as this is for a Not for Profit Organization) software for Intranet Messaging? If the software is serverless, it would be better.
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How do I turn off ads in Digsby?

The latest version of Digsby now puts an ad at the bottom of the chat window. I would find this tolerable if it would not animate! I hate animated ads so much I turned off gif animation entirely, ...
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How to communicate between two PCs on the same LAN?

Another user and I are on the same LAN and often wish to send each other URLs or several photos, or such. Is there a program or a feature that would allow us to communicate simply? like a local ...
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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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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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Is there such a thing as Skype messenger for Linux console? [closed]

I’ve been searching for a Linux console (e.g. bash) program that offers the instant messenger functionality of Skype. What I really do not need is microphone/call/listening functionality. Just the ...
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Free software for group video chat

Skype has recently started charging $10/month for group video chat, which neither me nor my friends wish to pay. Are there any free, cross-platform (Windows and OS X) applications which can do video ...
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Configure Pidgin with office proxy

My gtalk runs behind a proxy at office. To connect, I have to set the following: Proxy: IMProxy or 171.22.218.212 Port 8085 Proxy requires authentication: False I tried but was not able to ...
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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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Is there a CLI client for Skype chat conversations?

I'm looking for an interface to Skype that I can run in a CLI on windows (cmd.exe). All I really need is access to my IM conversations. Is there such a beast? Or is there an API for creating such a ...
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Office Communicator Tabbed IMs? Windows Tab Utility?

Is there a way to get Office Communicator + Tabbed IM windows? Either something directly supported by Microsoft or a third party utility that will aggregate windows into tabs that belong to the same ...
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msn live messenger replacement client for Windows? [closed]

Possible Duplicate: Available IM Clients for Windows I don't like the msn live messenger client very much, and I'm looking for a replacement, which should : not be an online site because I ...
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LAN messenger for Windows with features like Google Talk [closed]

Currently we are using Google Talk as messenger at our work place. Now we are supposed to replace it with some LAN based messenger. It should have at least following features chatting ( if logs are ...
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Alternatives to Yahoo Messenger for Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best alternative to Windows Live Messenger I'm looking for alternative programs other then the offical client to use with Yahoo messenger on Windows. What options are ...
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Jabber based IM services other than gtalk?

What are the other IM services that use Jabber other than gtalk?
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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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Is Webcam Support Currently Possible With Pidgin and How?

Can Pidgin currently support any kind of webcam, and if so, for what protocols, how and on what platforms?
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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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Can I Supress the Windows Live Messenger Taskbar “Flashing”?

Is it possible, using a registry hack or some other method, to supress the taskbar "flashing" when someone sends me an instant message?
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psychic mode in kopete

Is there a 'psychic mode' plugin for kopete? Psychic mode is a pidgin plugin that opens up the chat dialog as soon as someone starts talking with you, before message is sent. i'm looking for the same ...
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Why Windows Live Messenger on Win 7 doesn't pop up the window with the new message, but “let me choose”?

On Windows 7, when clicking on the small icon on the task bar, it is nice to pop up a few small windows and let me choose which one to use. But, with Windows Live Messenger, when I have several chat ...
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bypass messenger must install a new version (forced upgrade)

Is there anyway to keep my old (version 8.5) messenger ? For some reason it doesn't let me log in and want to force an upgrade (I really don't like the new versions)
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Instant Messenger proxy with web-based, searchable chat logs and mobile support

Does anybody here know of a decent setup for having multiple computers and devices (iPhone/Android) logged into the same IM accounts (yahoo, gtalk, AIM) with consolidated web-based chat logs? I've ...
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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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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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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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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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Pidgin to pidgin, what protocol to chose?

I and a friend need to start to use some instant messaging and it seem like pidgin is a nice program to use. However it supports quite a lot of different protocols. So my question is witch to choose? ...
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Which Messenger service allows you to make voice calls with the least amount of bandwidth?

I'll be going to a country side for a few days and the speeds there are pathetic! Which voice messenger uses the least amount of bandwidth in order to make voice calls to other pc's. Speeds are a ...
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instant messenger client I can run on my local machine with a web interface?

I'd like to run an instant messenger client on my server so I can have access to IM anywhere I go. I used to run bitlbee with CGI:IRC but was wondering if there's an easier/more user friendly option ...
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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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Clearing empathy IM client previous conversation

I am using ubuntu Empathy IM client for my Gmail account chatting .Can any one tell me how to clear the previos conversations in the Empathy IM client.I tried right click and clear.But it is clearing ...
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Chat client/server that offers certain options

A few friends of mine and including me for the past few years have hosted an irc server on one of our dedicated servers. We use it for just personal reasons. We like the aspect of it that it allows ...
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Error 0x80072ee6 in Windows Live Installer

I got a message saying "A new version of MSN Live Messenger is available", but the installer failed with error "aborted:0x80004004". I googled it a bit and found this suggestion to run the Windows ...
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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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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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Need a chat client to replace Windows Live Messenger and support Groups

Windows Live Messenger is flaky on my machine. I need to install a replacement that allows me to communicate with my Windows Live Messenger contacts, AND retain the Group Chat functionality. I ...