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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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Alternatives to lanmessage

I'm using lanmessage on OSX to send messages on a local network. http://www.beckmanjm.com/freeware.html I don't want to have to use a public service as such. LanMessage works, but it's not ...
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is there a way to text message from your desktop, BUT have it sync with your iphone?

I want to send SMS messages via any Mac desktop application, however, I want to have the chat history in my SMS hisotry on my iPhone 4. Is this possible??
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What IM clients for Mac or iOS support multiple points of presence for MSN/Windows Live Messenger?

I usually use Adium on OSX and Trillian on my iPhone, but most of my friends use MSN/WLM. Neither of these programs support multiple points of presence, so I can only log in to WLM from one location ...
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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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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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What are my options to talk to someone with an IPhone in Vietnam?

My brothers-in-law are going to Vietnam for a medical emergency. One of them has an Iphone and will have access to wifi. He has to pay something like $2 a minute to call me when he gets there to ...
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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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Instant messenger that gives me messages even when sender is offline? [closed]

I'm using Skype but it's becoming a PITA, since we're using it for work and we often miss appointments and such - because in Skype, a message only gets through when both the sender and receiver become ...
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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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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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I need to SAFELY use smileys - Need old version of MSN Toolbar - it's now Bing Toolbar

I had to reinstall the OS (Windows XP SP3), and now I can't find the old MSN Toolbar to download. It has been replaced with the Bing Toolbar. The Bing toolbar doesn't have the options to use smileys ...
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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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How do I use an AIM/Windows Live/Yahoo! account to chat with Google Talk users?

I just got a new phone with IM capability. I'm too cheap to pay for a data plan, but I do have unlimited texts/IM. However, all my friends use Google Talk, and this phone only supports AIM/Windows ...
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Is there something similar to msn messenger but with a running feed beside it, showing group updates? [closed]

My company uses msn messenger constantly, but there are certain broadcast messages we would like to make, that could be viewed similar to a twitter feed. Is there a simple (or my jaded coworkers won't ...
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IM programs for Ubuntu that support sending message to group

Is there any IM programs in Ubuntu that support sending message to group (I can select a number of contact and then send a group message). It's available for decade on Yahoo Messenger for Windows but ...
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Making Google Talk messages appear on all logged in clients

We're using Google Talk as our unofficial-official chat client around the office at work. One thing that poses a big problem almost every day is the fact that Google Talk only sends a message to the ...
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Rename Buddy Group In Finch

I use Finch as my primary IM client. I have divided my buddies up into groups, but I made an error when I was naming the groups. How can I rename a buddy group from within Finch? Is it even ...
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Block unknown users in Pidgin

How can I block messages from people who isn't in my buddy list in Pidgin? I always receive a lot of bothering messages from people who is not in my list, I have look at all the options in Pidgin but ...
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How to view all users in the list in IP Messenger?

I have installed IP messenger in my machine. Now i can see only my name in the users list. How to view all users in the list?
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How to associate gmail id to pidgin account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to setup a Google Apps GTalk account in Pidgin? I have an id (myname@mycompany.com) registered via Google Apps so I use myname@mycompany.com to register in Google ...
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How can I simultaneously use multiple IM sessions

Is there a tool which will allow me to use all my IM identities from Yahoo | Google at the same time. I would prefer not to logout and login with a different IM identity if I have to communicate with ...
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GNU Screen and Finch Not Playing Nicely

I use finch for instant messaging, and for persistence, finch is one of the things that runs in my screen session. There are three main computers that I access my screen session from, and each works ...
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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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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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Stable MSN messenger for mac?

I use Adium in my mac as a client for MSN messenger. (I have also tried the "official" live messenger for mac for a while but it had even worse issues than what I am experiencing with Adium). ...
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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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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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Pidgin To Shoretel Call Manager IM

Is anyone out there using Pidgin to connect with Shoretel's Instant Messaging? Shoretel 9.2. According to one of the docs I found on Shoretel's website, it should be connecting as a SIMPLE client ...
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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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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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Windows Live Messenger for Mac?

I have a friend who uses a Mac, and was wondering if there is a version of Windows Live Messenger for Mac? Or something comparable that uses/takes advantage of the Windows LIVE ID? I'm interested in ...
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free Web and IM history logging program [closed]

I need to be able to log web browser history and instant messenger discussions without the user have the option to disable it via the browser/instant messenger. Preferrebly free. Any suggestions?
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Use IRC through an Instant Messenger

My corporate office has IRC blocked, but not instant messaging (like Google Talk). Is there a service that allows me to communicate with an IRC room through Google Talk or another Instant Messaging ...
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Is there any way to use Gmail and be able to chat with people that use Hotmail?

I don't know much about IM. All my life I had a Hotmail account, just like all my friends, and used MSN / Windows Live Messenger, so everything was fine. But recently I've changed to Gmail. The ...
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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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Messenger thinks my IP is invalid

I am using Windows Live Messenger 2009 on Windows 7. I am using a 3G modem (ZTE Propietary USB Modem) I connect to the Internet using a software my ISP provided me. In last three days, my Messenger ...
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Turn LED light on when I receive a new Skype alert?

Is there a way to have one of the LED lights on my computer to light up when I get a new Skype message or alert? I found this on Ubuntu, but would like to see this functionality in Windows... Ideas ...
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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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IM client with one window(contact list + message window) interface?

What me need ? mirc style interface with merged contact list window and message window jabber, icq protocols.. In miranda this not possible with currently available plugins.
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Looking for a multi-protocol IM client that supports per-account proxy configuration

I'm looking for a multi-protocol instant messaging client that supports proxy configuration on a per account basis for Windows (Vista/7). Specifically, I would like to connect to AIM, MSN and Google ...
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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 doesn't Windows Live Messenger work on Google Chrome?

If Google chat can be integrated over http:80 seamlessly in the gmail interface in Chrome, why can't Messenger? Is it a play on Microsoft's part to prevent novice users from moving away from IE?
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ICQ offline messages (do not show up)

I have a weird problem with offline messages: I use Adium on 2 Macs (home and office) and Beejive (iPhone) for connecting to ICQ and other protocols. When someone sends me an offline messages I ...