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

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Windows Live Messenger replacement

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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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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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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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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Windows Live Messenger losing messages?

We recently upgraded to Live Messenger 2009 (build 14.0.8089.726) and users have started losing messages. The sending user does not get an error message and the receiving user receives nothing at ...
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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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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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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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Beginners detailed guide to customising Miranda IM? [closed]

I want to use Miranda IM as my client of choice for IM. Despite being a relatively advanced computer user and doing a lot of google-ing and reading of guides etc out there I can't find a good guide ...
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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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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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Pidgin says “Unable to add user: Unknown error (204)” on login to MSN

I have Pidgin 6.5.5 for Ubuntu 9.04. Whenever I login to my MSN account, I get this error: "Unable to add user: Unknown error (204)" on login to MSN Which shows up in the debug log as: (18:22:45) ...
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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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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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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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Jabber based IM services other than gtalk?

What are the other IM services that use Jabber other than gtalk?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problems logging in to MSN on Mac OS X

I recently have problems when trying to log in to my MSN account from OS X Leopard. I tried to add my account to Adium, where it worked the 1st time and then on the following boots it just keeps ...
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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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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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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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looking for a good video IM

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows xp not remembering passwords

One of my friend is facing an issue with his XP machine. For the past few days none of his IMs rember his password and username. His system is free of virus. Any ideas?
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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?