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Postby JRM4833 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:56 pm

Damn proxy at work is now keeping me off Yahoo IM because it doesnt have the "automatic proxy configuration" option (to go along with the HTTP and SOCKS option) like Netscape and AOL IM have. Anyone have any help for me? }:-)
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Postby slomo007 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:44 pm

Try using a program called gaim. You can find it here: http://gaim.sourceforge.net/

It is basically an open source program which combines AOL IM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Jabber and ICQ accounts into one "buddy list". It looks/feels a lot like AIM, but you can communicate with users of any account. I really don't quite understand why more people don't use it. The best part about it is, no spyware or advertisements of any sort (plus, it's totally free).

FYI, it originated for Linux, but don't worry...it's Windows compatible. Don't fear the penguins.
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Postby Madison » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:52 pm

slomo007 wrote:I really don't quite understand why more people don't use it.


I use Trillian. Same basic principal. Combines AOL, MSN, YIM, etc., with no popups or ads. One control panel that controls everything. :-)
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Postby slomo007 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:54 pm

Madison wrote:
slomo007 wrote:I really don't quite understand why more people don't use it.


I use Trillian. Same basic principal. Combines AOL, MSN, YIM, etc., with no popups or ads. One control panel that controls everything. :-)


Never heard of Trillian, but I'll read up on it, got a link? I'm always interested in new technology.
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Postby Madison » Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:19 am

slomo007 wrote:Never heard of Trillian, but I'll read up on it, got a link? I'm always interested in new technology.


Here you go:

http://www.trillian.cc/

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Postby slomo007 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:30 am

Madison wrote:
slomo007 wrote:Never heard of Trillian, but I'll read up on it, got a link? I'm always interested in new technology.


Here you go:

http://www.trillian.cc/

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Thanks, it seems great too. Try using either of these programs instead of Yahoo Messenger JRM.
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Postby JRM4833 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:54 am

Any chance they sell the program on disk? The new proxy settings Im dealing with almost completely stop any new downloads. Im going to check it out and see if I can download it and copy it to a disk. Any other suggestions would be great. But thanks alot Slomo and Mad, Ill check those out.
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Postby cwebb » Sat Sep 04, 2004 7:35 am

I prefer Miranda IM, small, fast, lots of plugins available.
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:56 pm

i'm not sure u will be able to use trillian, well, maybe you will be ok with yahoo IM in trillian, but i had some problems using the msn in trillian and proxies at the same time. u can try though ;-)
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Postby so0perspam » Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:50 pm

yea you can try trillian, but just a sidenote...i installed trillian and it seems too confusing to me especially if you have 4-5 separate buddy list groups for aim, yim, and msn :-o
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