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Windows 7: Multiple MSN accounts concurrently

22 Mar 2010   #1
fatedquest

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Multiple MSN accounts concurrently

Is there a program besides Trillian that allows me to sign in to multiple MSN accounts at one in a single IM window. I know this can be done with a few IM programs, but I have to run multiple instances of the same program at once. I prefer if it's all in one windows and all my contacts for both accounts are integrated seamlessly.


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22 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I use Digsby for that purpose. It integrates my MSN, Google, and my Yahoo and AIM accounts (which I never use).

I have heard Trillian is encrypted, though, and Digsby is not. It is therefore more secure than Digsby.
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22 Mar 2010   #3
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Never used it myself but I've heard good things of Pidgin:
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22 Mar 2010   #4
fatedquest

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I've also realize that Miranda has this exact feature. However Miranda' GUI is extremely terrible which makes it pretty useless for me.

Thanks for the two suggestions, I will test it out.

I hope more will come in and suggest other IM clients.

Thank you.
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22 Mar 2010   #5
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

^Not a problem, and let us know how u get on.
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31 Mar 2010   #6
fatedquest

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I've tested out Pidgin and Digsby.

Pidgin is another IM client that suffers from a terrible interface. I installed a few plugins but in the end, it's just not usable.

Digsby is nice. I can log in two both accounts. The contact list is integrated nicely and I can choose from which account I want to sent a message from easily.
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01 Apr 2010   #7
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fatedquest View Post
I've tested out Pidgin and Digsby.

Pidgin is another IM client that suffers from a terrible interface. I installed a few plugins but in the end, it's just not usable.

Digsby is nice. I can log in two both accounts. The contact list is integrated nicely and I can choose from which account I want to sent a message from easily.
I have to ask, what is wrong with Trillian? If it is the GUI, try the Avion Pro v1.2 skin on DeviantART.
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01 Apr 2010   #8
fatedquest

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
I have to ask, what is wrong with Trillian? If it is the GUI, try the Avion Pro v1.2 skin on DeviantART.
Well, I don't really like Trillian's GUI, but that's not the dealbreaker.

Trillian Pro comes with alot of features which I need yet not present in the free version. After installing, it's fine cause it comes with the 30 days trail for the Pro features. However I don't think it will cut it after the trail is over. (Cause you can see what you'll lose in your settings since they've the Pro only icon)

Actually WLM 14 together with Messenger Plus Live is almost perfect for me. The only thing it can't do is connect to two accounts within one windows. It's free and I don't care about that few kb of data used for it's advertisement.
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01 Apr 2010   #9
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fatedquest View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
I have to ask, what is wrong with Trillian? If it is the GUI, try the Avion Pro v1.2 skin on DeviantART.
Well, I don't really like Trillian's GUI, but that's not the dealbreaker.

Trillian Pro comes with alot of features which I need yet not present in the free version. After installing, it's fine cause it comes with the 30 days trail for the Pro features. However I don't think it will cut it after the trail is over. (Cause you can see what you'll lose in your settings since they've the Pro only icon)

Actually WLM 14 together with Messenger Plus Live is almost perfect for me. The only thing it can't do is connect to two accounts within one windows. It's free and I don't care about that few kb of data used for it's advertisement.
Well, okay. I was just curious. Yes the default GUI is awful, a lot agree on this. Avion Pro makes the eye-sore default go away though

Trillian is actually one of the few programs I actually paid for. Thats how good I thought it was.
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01 Apr 2010   #10
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Theres a patch Called A-Patch, that has many features, including the one your after, simply do a search in google for 'A-Patch' w/o quotations, and you'll find it
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