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    Lightbulb Website to IM chat.

    Hi there,

    I am trying to find a free script that will allow me to embed a live chat window into a website, allowing (if the user is online) customers to ask them about products in an IM conversation.

    I wouldn't mind trying to accomplish this on my own in PHP but I have no idea where to start. I'd like to think it would be as easy as connecting to an msn IM server but I doubt it could be that simple.

    Any advice you can offer would be very appreciated

    Twisted_Daemon

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    you could subscribe to a free chat system and embed it with an Iframe.
    Cant go any quicker I guess

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    I think I've decided to take a whack at it with php first before I leave it to the chat services.

    What I would ideally want is a small 200x250 div with a scrollbar and input box that can send and recieve messages via PHP to and from a client (which could be anything I guess... MSN AIM...)

    With MSN I know I need to send some kind of data to messenger.hotmail.com on port 1863 ... I have no idea what I need to send though.

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    I'm not sure about live messenger integration, perhaps there are some PHP classes that could help with that?

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    Might be worth starting here: http://dev.live.com/messenger/.


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