MSN Alternatives?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by ~De arimasu, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. ~De arimasu
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    Yesterday I broke my laptop and so I'm currently using my brother's PC for going online. I'm fine with that only Windows Live Messenger doesn't seem to work on my account. I'm looking for an alternative (not Web Messenger, Ebuddy etc.) because I can't be bothered to spend ages fixing it when I intend on getting a new laptop relatively soon.

    I've currently been using Pidgin but I'm really not liking the layout. What other msn alternatives do people know of and which ones would you say are the easiest to use?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. benjaminlibl

    benjaminlibl Funky Member

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    Have you tried Trillian? I don't really like it, but you might.
     
  3. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    Does your brother have Vista? If so, does your account have a password on it? If so, try removing the password and re-logging into your account. Fixed it for me when MSN wouldn't let me sign in on my laptop.

    If that isn't the problem with MSN, try giving some details. There's probably at least 20 people that'll be able to fix it in no time.
     
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    Pidgin, acutally never tried that for MSN, but works for IRC and AIm. [​IMG]
     
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  7. ~De arimasu
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    ~De arimasu GBAtemp Regular

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    When I try to log in it comes up with 'Error 800401f3 the service is temporarily unavailable'.

    I tried out aMSN as that seemed like the one most similar to the original MSN but that also didn't seem to work. I'm thinking it might be the computer xD

    For now I'll stick with Pidgin (unless someone can offer a solution to MSN?) as the only bedbugs I have with it are that there's no Personal Messages and you can't view/send webcam.

    I searched a bit on Google and found this:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    But that didn't seem to work for me [​IMG]
     
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  9. ~De arimasu
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    I've tried all the ones listed but they don't really suit my tastes. Maybe I'm just being overly picky >_
     
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    mrSmiles Dundunduuuun

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    and its not like you cant skin it to make it look nicer.
     
  12. Vidboy10

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    There was a really good one.

    It was called Dingboo or some shit i cant remember.
     
  13. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    I wouldn't be surprised if all 3rd party clients stop working in the next few weeks.
    In fixing a security hole official clients have to be the latest version, anything else won't work.
    MS will be turning off access to older clients in late October.