iChat/MSN

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tim117, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Tim117 macrumors regular

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    Okay So I just finished going through the set up on my computer. But like most people I just keep pressing continue, without reading anything. So I didn't activate the Jabber thing.

    Okay so, how can I use my MSN (@hotmail.com) account in iChat? Since about last year, I just used the MSN application and ... well it's never been too savvy.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    iChat doesn't support the MSN protocol. Try Adium, AMSN, or Mercury
     
  3. Tim117 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ye I've been playing with the Adium app for a couple minutes. Thanks.
     
  4. frenly macrumors newbie

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    i m wondering whether the 3 app above support video Conferencing ?
     
  5. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    They don't currently. Adium 2.0 is going to, though.
     
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    amsn supports webcams to some degree. I have never tried it though.
     
  7. archi penko macrumors member

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    adium adium adium

    you should check out opensourcemac.org/ a good resource for all things incestuous and free. like adium & its protocols. ;)
     
  8. archi penko macrumors member

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    you could also prolly find a skin or theme at their Xtras page (link) and search "iChat" in the top right hand search box.

    i mean i'm guessing you want simple lovely UI of iChat. in case your ambivilant to Adium as it is.
     
  9. Slip macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, s'what I did, I have the iChat Dock icon and also a nice looking message window
    Tis slick
    The Xtras link is worth a look
     
  10. psychofreak Retired

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    For now, I use Mercury, but Microsoft:Messenger will come in January with A/V support :)
     
  11. archi penko macrumors member

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    i just like the penguin tooo much. but my fave is replacing the sounds with Napolean Dynamite ones.... rocks!! ;)

    (and of course custom sounds for certain users... can u do this in iChat?)

    Personally, i need the UI to look/suit the mood & theme of my desktop, icons, etc. But the one up that 10.5 iChat has over Adium (despite video, coz the are coming out with that) is the screen sharing thing. is that .Mac only?
     
  12. Slip macrumors 6502a

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    I can't wait for the new Messenger.
    Im the only one of my mates with a Mac and I have no video feature *sob*
     

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