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  1. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    I've been asked by a couple of people here if I've got it and I haven't. So I'm thinking of gabbing it. I used to have ICQ but that was a few years ago and it was all buggy and horrible.
    The only reason why I haven't got it (other than no-one to talk to of course) is that this isn't a private computer. I don't want the world and his wife seeing what I'm doing. I know you don't have to save your messages and stuff. I'm more worried about it loading up when the computer is switched on and the like. Is it typical Microsoft in that it jumps all over your screen shouting "look, me me me me me ME!!!". Or does it sit back and not do anything till told. Like everything else? I don't want it to load or become active until I tell it to.
     
  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    You can set it so it doesn't open on startup...you can set it so you can't open it unless you put in a password.
     
  3. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    You can password it? That's good.

    I saw something about Web Messenger to but the site is down. Anyone know what that is?
    http://webmessenger.msn.com/
     
  4. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Ferny, get Miranda IM. It's free, and lets you use any IM account, several at once. I have yahoo, icq, msn, and aim accounts that I run all from Miranda. It's very small and simple, and not buggy at all.

    http://www.miranda-im.org/
     
  5. Nikon Fan

    Nikon Fan TPF Noob!

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    Is it possible to get viruses thru MSN??? Reason I ask is b/c at an office on campus people were using computers to chat instead of work like they were supposed to, and the computers were filled with viruses, one actually had 4000, when the computer tech guys came down to fix it they said it was b/c of msn....is that true???
     
  6. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    It was because of Microsoft, period :p Internet explorere probably. Use Firebird, use Miranda, stay away from gimicky stuff, the kind of stuff that everyone uses. Those programs are virus targets.
     
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    4HourNap TPF Noob!

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  8. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    I have used Trillian which was okay. MSN crashes often. I've actually had the best luck with Yahoo.
     
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    PreludeX TPF Noob!

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    i use AIM and msn.. no problems at all.. never had any problems either... i think msn is good... so i AIM....
     
  10. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I will never install anything from American Online on my computer.
     
  11. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I use Trillian, too...it's another one that combines MSN, Yahoo, and others, as well. I'm quite happy with it.
     
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    LittleMan TPF Noob!

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    I use AIM, love it....

    My user screen name is: Littleman7234 if you want to chat :mrgreen:
     

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