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I've noticed that some of you have moved away from a lot of your chat programs to MSN 6. Can I use msn6 to talk to people on AIM and ICQ? Whats the benefit of MSN 6? I'm looking at their website right now and I dont see much benefit...

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It's good for other MSN users and for Windows Messenger users.

It's got some cool features, but you can't run AIM and ICQ in it. You need seperate IMs for that.

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ok. I've used msn messenger before and i have a hotmail account, so I'm assuming that that account will roll over into msn6?

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MSN Messenger 6 is just a newer version of the "regular" MSN Messenger (or Windows Messenger for XP) app.

It adds new functionality to your existing Passport-enabled email address (such as a Hotmail account).

Thus, if you have a Hotmail account, you already have an MSN chat account. You just need to plug in your vitals and go. :thumbsup:

If you want to use AIM/ICQ as well as MSN, you'll either need to run clients for all three separately, or use a meta-messenger like Trillian or Jabber.

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You could get Trillian. It is a IM program that allows you to connect to ICQ, MSN, AOL, Yahoo and IRC all with one little program.

Check it out!

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Just a note about Trillian since I have used that program once. If you use it you will not be using MSN 6. Instead you will actually use Trillian to log into the MSN servers. With Trillian you will have your own set of emoticons some of which MSN users will be able to see as what they are. As far as Jabber goes I have never used that so I no nothing about it. And since I don't use AIM or ICQ I can't tell you how it functions with Trillian. I hope that this does shed at least a little bit of light on the subject.

Stout Hearts

Warhawk

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