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Old 08-26-2006, 09:22 PM
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Exclamation In need of a GOOD Instant Messager service

All of a sudden I cannot use my Yahoo IM. It freezes up my computer every time I try to send an IM. If I make it to the screen to send a message, I cannot see anything on the screen that I have typed, nor can I see anything that the other person is typing back to me!

I have tried removing it by deleting the start up files, program files and folders and registry files and then re-installing it but it doesn't help! I know that Yahoo has had some problems too.

So........... Now I am in need of another IM. What is popular today? Does anyone have a really good one that they don't have a lot of problems using?


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Old 12-18-2006, 10:34 AM
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You can try using trillian. With it you can IM people on yahoo, MSN, ICQ and AIM
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Old 01-12-2007, 08:42 AM
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Have you ever used SKYPE? My daughter put it on here for me and some of FC have it. You can talk with others all over if they have it. It works like aim,msn, yahoo etc but to me much better. I also have Aim?AOL but none of the others anymore they messed up my puter too. Good luck
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:25 AM
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Patti, I looked at skype and it sounded like it was for cell phone users. MMM... maybe I looked at the wrong thing or didn't totally understand..

I know I don't even have a im service but would love to have something again.
for some reason I lost it when they did some cleaning way back to my computer and not had nothing in a long time
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:36 AM
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Have you tried MSN Messenger Tami...I have it and it works great on my computer...There are newer versions of it too...
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:46 AM
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I did not know they had anything to do with cellphones. All I know is the IM's lol.
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Old 01-13-2007, 04:44 PM
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Have you tried MSN Messenger Tami...I have it and it works great on my computer...There are newer versions of it too...
I have always liked MSN Msg'r than Yahoo. But I haven't had it in years because I just didn't chat online anymore.

I just reinstalled it and if anyone ever wants to chat, here's my email to add. [email protected]

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Old 01-14-2007, 06:20 PM
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We've tried MSN and it messes up our computer. Right now we have IM's from yahoo, ICQ, myspace, aol and dd#1 uses them all-there may be another one too-can't remember. I don't use IM's normally, although if someone IM'd me I'll talk to them-I just prefer email.
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:03 AM
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Osaka, thanks for the info on Trillian. I am going to try this one out!
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:38 AM
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I use Windows Live Messenger (formerly called MSN Messenger) all the time. My dh and I met on ICQ, so, while we don't use it anymore, I keep it on the 'puter for sentimental reasons. LOL Because the girls use Yahoo Messenger when they visit, it's on our machine, too, but I rarely use it.

If you're using Windows XP, Windows Messenger is already on your machine. I suspect a lot of folks don't realize that. It may be on Win98, too, but it's been so long since I used 98 that I don't remember. There should be an icon for it on your "All Programs" list. The icon looks a lot like the MSN/Windows Live icon, so that can be a bit confusing.

For folks who just want to try IMing or who don't want to install anything, the four IM services I'm most familiar with all have web-based versions that you can use from their websites. They're more "no frills" than the downloadable versions, but they work fine for basic chit-chat. They're handy for traveling, too, since you can IM your buds even if you're on a computer that doesn't have an IM program on it.

The ones I know about are AIM Express, MSN Web Messenger, ICQ2Go, and Yahoo! Web Messenger.
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