MSN - mercury? adium?

kent_ridge

macrumors newbie
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May 26, 2005
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I'm using both Mercury and Adium to sign into my MSN account and generally I prefer Mercury but the problem is that it hangs and not respond quite often, 2-3 times today, and I have to force quit. Any comments? Before I removed the orginal mercury folder, they gave me lots of errors that I had to delete the files and reinstall to log in.

Is Adium made not to show new incoming mails? That's the only thing I dislike about Adium.
 

4409723

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kent_ridge said:
Is Adium made not to show new incoming mails? That's the only thing I dislike about Adium.
Adium can do this, you need to look around the options for your MSN account.
 

Mord

macrumors G4
Aug 24, 2003
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what version of mercury are you useing? 1709 is still in beta so it may be dodgy on your mac.
 

russed

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i have tried them both and by far - adium is the best, its just much nicer in my opinion!
 

rickvanr

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Apr 10, 2002
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Try Proteus.. very pretty and shows incoming e-mails, etc.. Adium is good too, I've used both, and they're both good. I just don't organize contacts in groups, and I prefer Proteus' message center, so I'm a Proteus user.

Aside from webcam support, get away from Mercury, Java apps are ugly and often sluggish. Gaim-vv will be out sometime soon, and I'm sure Proteus and Adium will pick up the standard.
 

kent_ridge

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May 26, 2005
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Explored around but I still can't find the incoming mail alert thing.

Ya, I'm still using 1709.

Mercury starts itself everytime I on my powerbook. Any idea where the options to disable this is?

Sorry, really am really new at this. =\
 

Abstract

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Dec 27, 2002
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Don't worry, I'm new at this too. I've only ever used Adium, but since I don't believe the smilies in Adium show up right in Messenger, I can't be bothered to use it.

Also, I'm looking into Mercury once they get video chat up and running! :)
 

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Abstract said:
I've only ever used Adium, but since I don't believe the smilies in Adium show up right in Messenger, I can't be bothered to use it.
Sounds like you need smilie packs, available off www.adiumxtras.com

kent_ridge said:
Explored around but I still can't find the incoming mail alert thing.
This should help...
 

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Mord

macrumors G4
Aug 24, 2003
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kent_ridge said:
Explored around but I still can't find the incoming mail alert thing.

Ya, I'm still using 1709.

Mercury starts itself everytime I on my powerbook. Any idea where the options to disable this is?

Sorry, really am really new at this. =\
if it's dodgy downgrade to 1708 thats the latest stable release, to make it so it dose not start on it's own just go into system preferences/accounts/login items then delete mercury, personally i never turn my ibook off, there is no point so this never bothers me.
 

kent_ridge

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May 26, 2005
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Okie.. I just deleted mercury off my powerbook since I guess I won't be using it.