New version of MSN Messenger.

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  1. Phazer80s macrumors regular

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    File sharing

    Let's hope the file-sharing works in this version.

    Receiving files but not being able to send then is damn frustrating. It's like sitting in front of a one-way mirror with PC users pointing and laughing at your Mac. Sheesh. :rolleyes:

    Anyone know what ports to keep open (if any at all) and/or how to enable the function while using a router?
     
  2. alset macrumors 65816

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    Do I have to sign up for an account with MSN to test drive this app?

    Dan
     
  3. Falleron thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You will need an MSN (Hotmail) account. As far as I know anyway.
     
  4. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    I hope it gets rid of that lag I get when typing messages.

    But it's microsoft, so probably more bloatware from the bloatware experts.
     
  5. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    It looks nice, just like the previous 3.0 version. Opening you Hotmail Mail from the client is not possible if your chosen browser is Safari, since Safari says it takes too many redirects to open the mail page.

    This is just a precursor to the upcoming MSN for Mac OS X which is on the way.
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    If you don't have a hotmail account, you'll need to sign up for a .NET passport.
     
  7. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    Does anyone have any idea when we might be seeing MSN for OS X? According to Microsoft, it is "Coming soon to a desktop near you", but it was originally supposed to come out at the last expo.
     
  8. anneleonard macrumors regular

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    Version 3.5 is out now

    i think its just come out today. its not that much different apart from you can log messages automatically if you like. and you can organise your contacts, if you want to do that (i don't). don't know what else is new though. i'm still waiting for video and voice capability of supporting a webcam and that time lag of writing to go.
     
  9. anneleonard macrumors regular

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    mac messenger 2

    I just downloaded a tiny-sized app for a chat client that can use msn, its great. i'm going to try it for a bit. its really nice and fast, and the developers seem more keen than microsoft for developing it more swiftly! its also free from all those annoying msn ads at the bottom of the contact list. download it from http://www.sparktech.tk/ and have a play - you might just prefer it! :D
     
  10. sphereboy macrumors 6502

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    In the new MSN messenger 3.5 you can DISABLE the Promotional Pane found on the bottom of your contact list.
     
  11. Wes macrumors 68020

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    I just tested and FINALLY we can send files to pc users.
     
  12. sphereboy macrumors 6502

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    Re: mac messenger 2

    I cant' see why anyone would want to go back to using such an archaeic (forgive my misspelling) ..but MSN Messenger seems alot nicer ... just my opinion.
     
  13. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

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    I was able to send files to PC users on 3.0

    BUt 3.5 is very nice in my book, My PC using apt mates are jealous of its cooooool translucencys. I only wish I could send files through the Airport to outside users, outside the network like AIM and iChat let you, ahhh well. If I have anything I need to send somewhere, I upload it to my site, or flick on the FTP server.
     
  14. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    what i want to know is when we're goingh to see webcam messaging in it like its pc counterpart, can't even do voice messaging!

    lets hope that the new ichat has vid/voice and .net architecture aswell.
     
  15. benixau macrumors 65816

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    v3 had problems sending files to pc users. it had to do with anyone who used the firewall. with it on and the MSN ports open, it was still impossible to send files.

    i have not tried v3.5 (i got it running, but noone else yet is online) but if it works - halleluyah.
     
  16. Wes macrumors 68020

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    I couldn't send files and I didn't have a firewall. M$ admitted it on their site a while back, it has taken them quite a few months to fix it up though.
     
  17. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    One thing I have found is the lag is totally gone when typing long messages, and overall it is much faster.

    *sigh* Microsoft is actually improving... what will the world come to? :(



    irmongoose
     
  18. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Actually, I beg to differ, if you go to here you can use any email, your yahoo, your isp's or yourname@yourdomain.com.
     
  19. mrjamin, Mar 26, 2003
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    ...although it does seem to struggle with .me.uk domains - my verification email never turned up for my account despite multiple requests for it and re-registering severa; times! my works fine.
     
  20. Wes macrumors 68020

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    It took me about 24 hrs to get my verification e-mail. Be patient.;)
     
  21. anneleonard macrumors regular

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    24 hours... its been more like 24 days for mrjamin!
     
  22. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    it took so long that my account was disabled twice!!
     

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