MSN - mercury? adium?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kent_ridge, May 30, 2005.

  1. kent_ridge macrumors newbie

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    I'm using both Mercury and Adium to sign into my MSN account and generally I prefer Mercury but the problem is that it hangs and not respond quite often, 2-3 times today, and I have to force quit. Any comments? Before I removed the orginal mercury folder, they gave me lots of errors that I had to delete the files and reinstall to log in.

    Is Adium made not to show new incoming mails? That's the only thing I dislike about Adium.
     
  2. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Adium can do this, you need to look around the options for your MSN account.
     
  3. Mord macrumors G4

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    what version of mercury are you useing? 1709 is still in beta so it may be dodgy on your mac.
     
  4. russed macrumors 68000

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    i have tried them both and by far - adium is the best, its just much nicer in my opinion!
     
  5. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    Adium kicks serious butt for any IM network, I'd just stick with it -
     
  6. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    Try Proteus.. very pretty and shows incoming e-mails, etc.. Adium is good too, I've used both, and they're both good. I just don't organize contacts in groups, and I prefer Proteus' message center, so I'm a Proteus user.

    Aside from webcam support, get away from Mercury, Java apps are ugly and often sluggish. Gaim-vv will be out sometime soon, and I'm sure Proteus and Adium will pick up the standard.
     
  7. kent_ridge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Explored around but I still can't find the incoming mail alert thing.

    Ya, I'm still using 1709.

    Mercury starts itself everytime I on my powerbook. Any idea where the options to disable this is?

    Sorry, really am really new at this. =\
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Don't worry, I'm new at this too. I've only ever used Adium, but since I don't believe the smilies in Adium show up right in Messenger, I can't be bothered to use it.

    Also, I'm looking into Mercury once they get video chat up and running! :)
     
  9. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like you need smilie packs, available off www.adiumxtras.com

    This should help...
     

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  11. Mord macrumors G4

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    if it's dodgy downgrade to 1708 thats the latest stable release, to make it so it dose not start on it's own just go into system preferences/accounts/login items then delete mercury, personally i never turn my ibook off, there is no point so this never bothers me.
     
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  13. kent_ridge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okie.. I just deleted mercury off my powerbook since I guess I won't be using it.
     

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