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

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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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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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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 message,...
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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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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 [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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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 Talk. ...
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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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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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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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Lync saves conversation multiple times

I am using the Lync feature that saves conversations in the "Conversation History" folder in Outlook. During the time that a conversation is open, it gets saved several times, each saved conversation ...
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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: wlsetup-...
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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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How to send a SIP message with a batch program

I must be missing something. I can't seem to find how to send an instant message via SIP using a simple batch program to which I can pipe the content of the message. I know how to do it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is There Stable Video Conversation (Through Webcams) Support Available on Linux?

Is there stable video conversation support (via webcam) on Linux? If so, using what protocols and what applications? Is it possible to a Windows user from Linux, if so what programs or protocols ...
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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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Messenger for voice calls

I have been using Skype for a very long time, but lately I have been facing a lot of issues with the voice clarity. What messenger or VOIP clients that you know out of experience that are better than ...
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Tuleap compatilibity with openfire 3.7 or newer

I have a tuleap 8.10 server with openfire 3.6.4. After running a vulnerability analysis, I have the following message: 9090/tcp 51143 - Openfire Admin Console login.jsp XSS Synopsis ...
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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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Data Execution Prevention in Windows Live Messenger

I keep getting "Data Execution Prevention" error in Windows Live Messenger. I have noticed that this is happening usually when I leave computer to get coffee, and screensaver comes up, WLM breaks. Is ...
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How can I use Kik on a Win7Pro PC without a phone or a Google account, for example perhaps with a Windows Phone emulator?

How can I use the instant messenger program Kik - most commonly installed on smartphones and other mobile devices - on a laptop or desktop running Win7Pro, without a phone being involved and without ...
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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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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 ...