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

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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Can Adium sort the contact list by log size?

Is it possible (via a plugin or otherwise) to have Adium sort the contact list by how much I have interacted with each user?
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Is there a way to redirect emails to an instant messaging application like hangout? [closed]

Some like emails, but I am more an instant messaging person. I use hangout a lot. Is there a way to make my emails (I am using gmail if it helps) to appear as a hangout message and then when I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hidden Features of Gtalk [closed]

I like gtalk as chat client , it's fast, it works. <3 - Type this we can Heart Symbol What other gtalk tips have you got?
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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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Why would somebody who only uses msn messegner switch to something like adium?

People are always hounding about how everybody should use Pidgin or Adium or messenger-of-the-week 'x'. But why? For users who only use one or two services, is there any reason to switch?
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How do I enable/disable spellcheck in pidgin on windows?

How do I (temporarily) disable the spellchecker in pidgin on windows?
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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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Simple Local Network Chat Program

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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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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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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IM software with real time translation?

Is there an Instant Messaging client which translates messages to and fro as they are typed/received? So I can configure my language, (eg. English) and my correspondent's language, (eg. Spanish), and ...
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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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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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Windows Live Messenger replacement [closed]

I really do not like the Windows Live Messenger interface, and every time they revise it, it gets even worse. I want to use a replacement, ... but I don't want to lose the message history. My ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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OSX .NET Messenger Service client with support for offline messages and file transfers

Some of my friends use MSN Messenger or Windows Live Messenger. Now I am aware of a variety of clients for OSX but I haven't been able to find one with the following abilities: accept / receive file ...
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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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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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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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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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How to change Yahoo Messenger 10 status?

How do I change the Yahoo Messenger 10 status according to the music that is playing? I tried all the software I found. Most of them are old and not compatible with Yahoo Messenger 10. And as a music ...
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Setting up Jabber server for use with multiple AIM accounts?

I'm not sure if this belongs on Serverfault so I'll post here and it can get moved if people think it should. I have three AIM accounts I'd like to use on my Symbian phone, but all the IM apps I've ...
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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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Pidgin auto-reconnect

Using Pidgin 2.10.6 (libpurple 2.10.6) 4cfe697ea3ae39a4fb3dad8e3ed1c70855901095 On Ubuntu 12.10 (yes I know this is out of support) From time to time Pidgin will disconnect from a network. This ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using facebook chat with out the web interface or Pidgin?

Is there a way to use facebook chat with out facebook's web interface or Pidgin? I'm not a pidgin user so the Pidgin plugin isn't an option.
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looking for a good video IM [closed]

I am away from my family for a while and I would like to have a use video IM to communicate with them. We are currently using Yahoo IM for this and the results have varied from unresponsive to ...
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Can I stop the Google talk client checking my gmail?

I want to use Google talk, but I don't want it checking my email and notifying me of new mail all the time. I can't see how to switch it off, but it seems like the sort of thing that should be an ...