Can I use iChat to contact people on MSN Messenger?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Gray-Wolf, May 15, 2008.

  1. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    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


    Dec 7, 2007
    There's a guide here, it's not simple but seems to work okay.
  3. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020


    Aug 16, 2007
    yeah, you need to have a jabber account... stinks, because MSN stinks
  4. Dustman macrumors 65816


    Apr 17, 2007
    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


    Jan 6, 2008
    @ home.
    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


    Aug 16, 2007
    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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