New to Mac, Quick Question!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iWinnipegger, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. iWinnipegger macrumors regular

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    Hi, i'm fairly new to the mac and had a quick question,

    I currently use hotmail as my mail (my address is ********@hotmail.com) and use msn messenger as my IM client.

    I was wondering if it's possible to use iChat/Adress Book/Mail with this address, also all of my friends also have hotmail addresses and use msn messenger.

    Is there anyway to use these apps with my current address, thanks!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I suggest Adium X for MSN support and Address Book integration.
     
  3. ~J~ macrumors 6502

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    I second Adium. Best multi-chat program for OSX (at the moment).
     
  4. iWinnipegger thread starter macrumors regular

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    well if i changed to aol would i still be able to chat with my hotmail friends in iChat?
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Adium X supports a ludicrous number of protocols and integrates well with OS X.
     
  6. iWinnipegger thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah but i wanna use iChat/mail cuz the new features in leopard for iChat look amazing
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Those new features don't amount to much unless your friends are using Leopard too.
     
  8. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I believe that for the chat to work like the tour brags, both of you must have Leopard and use iChat.
     
  9. iWinnipegger thread starter macrumors regular

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    so basically u can't use iChat unless ur on aol or .mac and all of ur contacts are on aol or .mac???
     
  10. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    adium supports these IM standards:
     

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  11. iWinnipegger thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah but there's no iSight support is there?
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm not going to entertain the thought of Jabber since the features wouldn't be there.
     
  13. psychofreak Retired

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    For that, I use Mercury...
     

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