Adium: Personal Message in MSN?

zflauaus

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One of the cool things that the official Microsoft Messenger has is the personal message feature where it's like a secondary title in addition to your main title. I'm assuming Adium has no plugin for this, do they? I'd like to stick with an all-in-one IMing client, and also the fact that Chat Transcript Manager plugs in with Adium and not MSFT Messenger is good.

So, if I want to use the Personal Message feature, am I going to be stuck with the official client?
 

WillJS

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I haven't found a way, so I just use a dash and then my message.

Will - *message here*
 

zflauaus

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That's what I do as well, but I also want to be able to view other people's blurb/messages/etc. Hmm... This kind of sucks.
 

CaptainCanuck

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If you just use MSN and don't have contacts on any other service, you could try aMSN or Mercury.

I know that aMSN has the Personal Message feature, among others such as webcam etc. I'm not so sure about Mecury, but I believe it also has the Personal Message feature as well.

The downside is that neither app is as "pretty" as Adium nor are they cocoa-based. Mercury is Java-based, while aMSN is ported on a mac-compiled TK/TCL framework.
 

zflauaus

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See, I do use multiple services. I'll just stick with Adium. I'll use MSN Messenger rarely.

Thanks for the info.
 

ShinOkazaki

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The only way avaible at the moment for displaying personal messages on MSN is using unoficcial and modified builds created by someone else.
I user this one (compiled by the one more kid on the adiumx official forums) and works quite well, but i do only use Adium for the MSN service, i don't have any idea of how this may work with other protocols.
Hope it might help :D
 

zflauaus

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The only way avaible at the moment for displaying personal messages on MSN is using unoficcial and modified builds created by someone else.
I user this one (compiled by the one more kid on the adiumx official forums) and works quite well, but i do only use Adium for the MSN service, i don't have any idea of how this may work with other protocols.
Hope it might help :D
Might have to look into this. I'm on dial-up, so it'll have to wait until I have some free time and I'm not using it. Thanks for the info!
 

CaptainCanuck

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The only way avaible at the moment for displaying personal messages on MSN is using unoficcial and modified builds created by someone else.
I user this one (compiled by the one more kid on the adiumx official forums) and works quite well, but i do only use Adium for the MSN service, i don't have any idea of how this may work with other protocols.
Hope it might help :D
Cool. I'll have to give that a spin as well.
 

zflauaus

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Wow. I'm impressed at how smoothly everything transitioned over from the official Adium client to the modded one. I mean, all my settings are the same; dock icon, message style, contact style, everything! I love Mac OS X! Haha. Well, not that I didn't already love it.

There are a few quirks in it, but I'll stick with it for a while. If I don't like it, I can just double click on the official client.

Thanks ShinOkazaki!
 

ShinOkazaki

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Wow. I'm impressed at how smoothly everything transitioned over from the official Adium client to the modded one. I mean, all my settings are the same; dock icon, message style, contact style, everything! I love Mac OS X! Haha. Well, not that I didn't already love it.

There are a few quirks in it, but I'll stick with it for a while. If I don't like it, I can just double click on the official client.

Thanks ShinOkazaki!
You're welcome mate :D
 

Objectivist-C

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Reviving this thread because it was at the top of the Google results:

To set an MSN personal message in Adium, change your status message. To do this, go to either the dock (right-clicking) or the menubar icon, then to the Status menu, then click on your current status (e.g. Available). This will pop up a window allowing you to set a PM.

EDIT: Or rather, just go to "Custom...".