Can I use iChat to contact people on MSN Messenger?

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  1. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

    Gray-Wolf

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    #1
    Yes, I did a search, and found an archived thread from 2003. But, in the last 5 years, has there been any break throughs? I would like to use iChat, but have to use Messenger for Mac or Adium at the moment.

    So, the question is, is there a work around or a third party app?
     
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a

    karenflower

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    #2
    There's a guide here, it's not simple but seems to work okay.
     
  3. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

    brn2ski00

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    yeah, you need to have a jabber account... stinks, because MSN stinks
     
  4. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    The jabber way works.. but its seriously not worth it. AV doesn't work, so there's not much point. I've tried every alternative to Microsoft Messenger and I keep going back to it because as crappy as it is, so are all of the alternatives :(
     
  5. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    Well you can't use AV on iChat for MSN, but you can use an iChat skin on Adium and add the Skype protocol. What I like about Adium is that you can add tons of protocols in one application, obviously I separate MSN, AIM and Skype.
     
  6. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

    brn2ski00

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    I tried those Jabber guides and ended up giving up -- way too many steps. I am technical, but not interested in going through WWIII to use iChat for everything.
     

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