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  • AOL Instand Messenger

    4 13.33%
  • ICQ

    7 23.33%
  • MSN Messenger

    11 36.67%
  • Yahoo! Messenger

    1 3.33%
  • One of the "All in ones" that lets you use them all?

    7 23.33%
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    Originally posted by Itay Neeman
    Wayne - you can import your ICQ contact list into Trillian, even 2002a.
    Would like to know how... It won't do it for me. Tried three times. The manual import doesn't recognize the database since it is obviously different from 2001b and it doesn't import them automatically from the ICQ server when I sign in.
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    ICQ rocks!

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    Originally posted by W. Luke
    ICQ - Message History, Stateless Messaging, Plugins.

    All other IM's pale in comparison. My Second favorite would be MSN. If it had message history then I would use it more.

    Yahoo and AIM have none of the features that I personally look for. I don't use Yahoo at all and only use AIM to talk to my mother if I can't get her on the phone.

    Trillian could be good if I didn't have to give up so much of ICQ's functionality including my contact list.
    Wayne, MSN has message history after a little tweak. There is a add-on on the Internet called Messenger+ which can give you some features like message logging, away messages and something similar to the IRC /me command.

    It can be downloaded at: http://www.patchou.com/msgplus/

    The thing I didn't like about Trillian is that it doesn't support authorized requests, at least it didn't the last time I tried. I had to re-install ICQ to add new contacts to my list and import the new list into Trillian again.
    In stead, I started using Miranda ICQ, a stripped down freeware ICQ version.

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    Originally posted by Mark T.
    The thing I didn't like about Trillian is that it doesn't support authorized requests, at least it didn't the last time I tried.
    Sure it does (every time I did it did). In fact it completely ignores authorized requests and just adds the contact without even asking the other ICQ user for permission (which is a lot less annoying).

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    I never liked Trillian, because it didn't have support for the HTML AIM profiles...I have one mhyself, and would like to see what people write in my guestbook
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    I like MSN messenger.

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    i use an older release of imici (2.1) and it works great!
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    imici?

    What is the advantage of using Imici? Seems that an older version wouldn't be as good.
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    Re: imici?

    Originally posted by StateDOG
    What is the advantage of using Imici? Seems that an older version wouldn't be as good.
    imici, trillian and others are nice because you can simultaneously send and receive messages from all the major chat services.

    there aren't any particular features of imici that have held my interest...it's just that this old version of imici was the first one i installed and i haven't had a need to get a newer version.
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    I like ICQ and AIM equally, so I won't vote..
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    What I want to know is why all of you who use more than one IM don't prefer Trillian. I've read some of your reasons (more like excuses ), but some of you need to explain.

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    I just dloaded Trillian last weekend. I'm still getting used to it.

    One thing I miss from AOL is a time stamp of each message. I thought that was always useful, or maybe I just got used to it. Also, I can't copy/past from the messages. Like if a buddy sent me something, I can't highlight and copy it. Maybe it is the skin I'm using that is doing that to me.

    It rocks all over MSN though. Plus, it lets you have a message history (but is it stored on my computer or a trillian server? I mean if I use trillian on 2 dif computers, they wont' have the same message history will they? It'd be nice if they did.)

    I've not used ICQ in a while, so I can't really compare it just yet.
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    i prefer ICQ and MSN. they are better in options/usability compared to Yahoo ! and AOl.. i used to use Yahoo . .but it tkase time to connect or stuck up .. and the idea of rooms, well it is common. so preferably MSN and ICQ for me !!
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    I use msn messenger behind a firewall and it's a real pain in the behind. It's wanting to connect to the internet..It's wanting to act as a server...No contacts on-line - even when I know they are....Another version of messenger is available downlod now....etc.

    All these wee annoyances really put me off using it, it's obtrusive in my opinion.

    Icq, too complicated for the average person.

    Yahoo hangs everytime on my machine, another pain in the .

    Never heard of the rest though!
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    I'd like to use an all in one, but with my experience, they haven't rendered a user profile correctly yet...(ie, they don't support links and such) if anyone knows of one that does, I'd be more than happy to try it out.
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    I run AIM+ and Miranda ICQ...i like hacked, adless, fast clients for my IM services.
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    Originally posted by StateDOG
    I just dloaded Trillian last weekend. I'm still getting used to it.

    One thing I miss from AOL is a time stamp of each message.
    You can turn this on in Trillians preferences.

    Trillian here as well.

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    Originally posted by StateDOG
    Also, I can't copy/past from the messages. Like if a buddy sent me something, I can't highlight and copy it. Maybe it is the skin I'm using that is doing that to me.
    You sure can ... all you have to do is highlight the message and it's copied, no right-clicking.


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