MSN or Adium replacements?

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  1. MT37 macrumors regular

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    With Adium for some reason the contact list is not showing up. I don't like the interface with MSN (Mac version) too much. And I hate Amsn. Is there any other options out there? Or do you know how to fix Adium?
     
  2. MKnight macrumors regular

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    I have this problem with Adium as well in the latest version...a work around is to disable the account and re-enable it and then it will show up.
     
  3. lofight macrumors 68000

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    Are you using leopard with Adium? it could be a bug,
    there is Mercury messenger, with audio and video, but you'll probably hate the UI, really it's ugly :p
     
  4. Mr.nix macrumors member

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    Did you goto window->Contact List?

    Or :apple:+/
     
  5. MT37 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I'm still using Tiger. I'm going to try Mercury.

    Mr.nix, I tried that, and no luck. Mknight, tried that and no luck.

    Thanks anyways, any other alternatives you guys recommend?
     
  6. Cloudane macrumors 65816

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    Adium is the best of the lot. If ever Pidgin reaches the 21st century (it's traditional unpaid open-source, so that's questionable), it will rock.

    Tried aMSN, hate it, too unstable. Lockups and beachballs abound. When it *works* it's absolutely second to none, it's just that it rarely works.

    Mercury is your best bet for an alternative. Otherwise hang in there with Adium.
     
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    Hopefully it won't bog down OS X like it does in Windows.
     
  9. MT37 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone, I really appreciate it!

    Does anyone know if MSN is working on a new better version for MAC?
     
  10. f1 macrumors 6502

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    Apparently they are. Messenger for Mac has now ceased further development and the Mac Business Unit at Microsoft is starting from scratch. So we'll see what they come up with.
     
  11. whynot83706 macrumors 6502

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    I personally dont like Adium....but if you are looking to add your MSN contact you can always try Yahoo Messenger since it has option to add MSN contacts....it works great for me.
     
  12. messedkid macrumors 6502

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    One day, when iChat supports MSN..(without that jabber crap) I'll stop using Messenger for mac. It has never given me major problems (aside from during the safari 3 beta time period).

    I like simplicity, so adium has imo to much crap i dont need. Some might like it..but I don't.

    Most of my contacts use skype anyway. :)
     
  13. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

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    I use mercury Messenger, lots of people say thats its really ugly, but you can customise every view and aspect of it, so you can make it just how you like it.
     
  14. purelithium macrumors 6502

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    I like web messenger, but you don't get video or audio. I'll just deal with it, as I use skype for my audio/video needs.
     
  15. 2Shae macrumors 6502

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    They're working on a new messenger (probably with video & voice) but I think it won't be ready until mid-late 2008.
     
  16. Cloudane macrumors 65816

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    They'll probably cancel most of the new features, give it a pretty interface and release it in 2011 :D
     

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