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Q: Instant messenger chat other than Skype

I used to use WIM with Winxp then win 7 for a while then MS decides to change it up with skype. the best feature i like was that you could send your imported wav files like sayings from movies or what not that i created with total recorder. I miss this feature. is there a IM that supports this feature that i use with my family and friends. thanks

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A: Instant messenger chat other than Skype

I am not sure exactly about the process you are trying to explain, but you might find answers in some multi-compatible chat client, such as Pidgin. It will connect with just about everything including Facebook chat, but sometimes I have had a hard time relaying images to Facebook chat with this client, for example. I think this client is able to share data, but it depends on the platforms being used.

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Whenever I try to chat with skype, Windows Live messenger or yahoo messenger , sometimes I can listen from other side but other side do not listen my voice. What is the problem and solution of it?

please me

Thanks in advance

A:Problem of video chat with Yahoo messenger - Windows Live messenger or skype

Hello sweeta, as i read your post, the solution that comes to mind is for you to confirm your settings in your Audio Manager. If you right click your Audio Manager which is usually located in the Taskbar, you should be able isolate and fix this issue . Hope i helped .

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Hello everybody.. I made the switch from mac to pc. So far its been an OK experience but Im glad I'm a PC. But the problem I have is that I have friends who use IChat. I talk to these guys on a daily basis but I havent been able to find a vista program where we can video chat. They are mainly AIM user that just like the ichat interface. I tried downloading AIM but it wouldnt install. Is there any other options. I know skype is an option but I dont think you can add AIM user to your friends list.

A:Instant Messenger w/ Video Chat

why did it not install??

this version works on Vista

AIM? 7 Beta

i gave it a quick try and it seems to work fine

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Hey guys.

I've spent a while on this, but there is so many different instant messengers, that I am already spining my eyeballs around and can't think straight. Thought my best shot would be to find somebody who exactly know what I could use.

I'm looking for a very simple instant messenger, that will offer creating a groups, that will be kept alive even though nobody will be active (or having the messenger running), and that will offer many people to join (128, or better over 256).

What I want to do is this:

1. Install messenger
2. Run the messenger
3. Create a room, with name say AdamJohnson, and password 123

Now, other people will join the same group, using these data. So they won't be adding single members of the group, but they will join the whole group, and once they do that, they will receive the list of all the members that are already there. At the same time, all other members will see him being added to that group. Also, this group should be "saved". Meaning, that for example, it has 20 members in it, and all are inactive (their messengers are not running). Then a 21'st person pops up, and joins the group, and this person IS ABLE to join this group (this created group should not be deleted, when there is nobody active), and see 20 people (or 21, including him) on the list, and all inactive besides him.

The communicator can be the simplest there is. The only things I need is, it should offer person - to - person chat capabilitie... Read more

A:Looking for Instant messenger with (never dying) group/chat cappabilities

Probably what you think of now is mIRC, but I forgot to add one more thing before. Something chats don't offer, which is offline messagaing. GG communicator for example has it. I go to a channel/group, and see a member who is offline, I sent him hello message, then 2 weeks later, this memeber runs the communicator, and he gets this message. So messages that are kept on the server, waiting for the recipient to become active.

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Is this possible, and how? thanks!

A:FInding deleted chat history of yahoo instant messenger

Im not so sure that is possible,once its gone its gone......I think...... but you could try going into your history icon on the toolbar and you might get back so far that way....its just a suggestion

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Our IT person is supposed to disable all instant messaging programs throughout the network. After uninstalling them, people (the public) can, if they choose to, can still download the programs and use them.

How should one go about disabling the ability to download and/or run IM programs securely?

A:disabling instant messenger programs (AIM, Yahoo, Windows Messenger)

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Hi there
was looking for a decent FREE non corporate type of instant chat software -- saw ooVoo -- seems to do what I need.

Just want the message popup (with / without webcam) rather like Ms LYNC in office . Anything else good too -- I don't NEED the voice calls etc as there's plenty of software to do that (SKYPE etc) but the instant messaging would be great.

(IM is better than emails too for quick notes etc).

Anybody tried this -- also alleged to work on Android and iPhone too.


A:Instant Chat (non Work) software - ooVoo

What is wrong with Skype? I get text messages though that when I remember to look.

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Don't know if this belongs here but can't figure out were else to put it. Anyway When Im talking to some once in a while I will get
The following message could not be sent to all usersClick to expand...

yet that user im talking to is online.They can send I can see it but I can't reply why I have logged off and logged back in but it still don't don't work right and takes 10-20 trys before the message goes through why its very annoying.I have even restarted the computer.Im running off a wireless router but it says that I am connected so whats the deal.and yes the user is in my contacts.Any ideas. I have not reinstalled it should I do that next time.

A:Windows instant messenger (MSN messenger live)

Have you emptied your Temp folders and do you have a Anti-Virus or some sort of internet protection service.

Empty Temp folders.

ATF Cleaner by Atribune.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox browser
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

If you use Opera browser
Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

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Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: msnmsgr.exe
Application Version: 8.5.1302.1018
Application Timestamp: 4717a53b
Fault Module Name: RichEd20.dll
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 4791a775
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000181cf
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 2057

Extra information about the problem
LCID: 1033
Bucket ID: 723586949
I am experiencing Windows Live Messenger crashing when someone has left me a message off line. You click on the message and it freezes then searches for a solution before completly closing. This has also happened after I have opened an Instant Messenger Window, had a few lines of chat and then it freezes. I have some idea that It might be a Java problem.....I have removed Messenger completly and re-installed it, also up-dated it and up dated Java. I am about to remove both and see if that works, but wondered if anyone had any ideas


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Hi, I was wondering whether there was a way to stop people trying to add me on Outlook chat, I'm not sure if its called that or msn chat (the one with the speech bubble on the side of Outlook email). Someone added me impersonating a family member, I declined the request and blocked them but I didn't now it was possible for anyone to add me randomly and I've had the account 7+ years. I can't find anything to help me under the 'security and privacy' tab of Account settings. Thank you.

A:Skype Chat Privacy

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Hi i would like to record and view my skype chat msg so that after i can read through the text files. i have the keep history on but at times wen i am busy and i need to leave i want to be able to find a text file and save it to my usb and use it at work as the skype chat is work purpose

what program can i use to record what i type as well as the person is sending to me ??

A:record skype chat

Hi there are some ideas here 5 Great Ways to Record Skype Calls - The Next Web

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Mozilla has launched the stable release of Firefox 41.0, equipped with project "Firefox Hello" offering free VOIP and instant messaging services through WebRTC (Real Time Communication) channel.

Firefox Hello had already arrived last year via Firefox 41.0 Beta release with an aim of improving user?s experience by providing them with free voice and video calling features, irrespective of additional software or hardware support.

By adopting Firefox Hello:
Both the parties don't need to have same browsers, software or hardware.
No sign-up other than a logged-in Firefox account required for the communication.
Sending and receiving Instant messaging simultaneously working with video calling in Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Enabling Screen sharing, by the persons in communication.
Enabling Contacts integration if both the parties use different browsers.

Updates to Firefox Accounts and Firefox Hello Beta


A:Firefox 41 integrates Free Built-in Instant Messaging and Video Chat to Your Browser

More bloatware that few people will want/use. Just like Pocket... Why you doing all this Mozilla?

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How can I delete the old chats on my Skype which I had before? I mean those, which are saved on my PC or maybe somewhere on the Skype servers on the Internet. Thanks.

A:Skype: How to Delete Chat Logs?

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Hi all, I'm sorry to be making another thread about Skype, but this site seems to be the best place for me to get help. The Skype official support forum really sucks.

Anyway, I just wanted to know how I can backup all of the chat messages I've sent to my friends on Skype and see the history of everything I've sent them such as the photos I've sent to them as well as the "instant messaging text".

Thanks for any help!

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Sorry all, don't know if this is the correct thread to post in (Im using windows XP and saw software related threads.)

Anyway, I'm trying to use Skype on this computer to chat with my friends while we play HoN. Only on this computer I am using right now do I get this problem.

Basically voice chat will work fine for about an hour (sometimes less), and then all of a sudden the voices become choppy and I can't understand what they say.

I doubt this is an internet issue mainly because I can run my game on this computer and set up my laptop right next to me and run skype from that, and my laptop (which is Vista) will run the voice chat perfectly fine with no internet lag on either computers, heck I can even use my other computer at the same time doing something with the internet and still not get any interruptions, so I don't think its a bandwidth problem.

If anyone has any advice for me I'd appreciate it ^_^

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I've been having trouble maintaining 720p chats on Skype lately; apparently the program decides what quality to "let" you stream at based on your connection and hardware, but they may have changed something in a recent update because I've been dropped down to 360p streaming with the same connection and camera.

Google+ Hangouts seem nice but IIRC they don't offer fullscreen, and I tried oovoo but all I saw was ads. Is Skype really the best out there?

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This never used to happen, but for the past week or so, when I launch and try to use ANY program capable of Internet audio and/or video chat, it turns off my computer's playback sound completely. I can literally watch the slider slide down to zero! And it also checks the normally unchecked "Mute WAV" box.

Now I know some of the programs -- Skype, SightSpeed and Yahoo IM -- have an option of letting the program control your sound settings. But this problem occurs even when those options are unchecked and even if they were functional they wouldn't turn the sound down to zero.

I've tried any number of combinations of having the programs launch on startup (one at a time), not launch on startup, etc. I've ensured that the audio settings are correct via the Control Panel audio setup.


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How can I move the skype chat history (main.db stored in C:\ ) to another location in E:\ and still see that history in a working Skype?

I want to store the chat history in another disk instead of C:\


A:How can I move the skype chat history to another location?

This might help you:

____________________________________________________________________​Create a new folder on your drive. Lets say, the name of this folder is ?Data? and you create it on drive C:.
Create now a new desktop shortcut with the following path:
?C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe? /datapath:?C:\Data? /removable

This is of course under this assumption, that Skype.exe is indeed located in the specified path. If not, then use just the correct path.

Start now Skype with this new shortcut and login with your Skype name. All Skype configuration data and chat history will now be stored in this new ?C:\Data? folder. In order to get your old chat history into this folder, or more precisely, in the folder ?C:\Data\your skype name?, move or copy the original main.db into this folder.

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Is it possible to make conference voice chat in Skype? If possible then how?
If not is this possible with YM or google talk?

A:Solved: Conference voice chat in Skype

ok i got the solution elsewhere... thanks..

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Sorry, please delete

A:Solved: How to promote my Skype chat on my blog

Cannot delete; but you can mark this Solved by clicking the icon at top of page

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My friend has been infected with virus after she clicked a link "http://i35.freepicshare.com/d4.php?c4g7j&res=Picture34.JPG" on YM.
Now I get this link from her yahoo, Fb and skype together at same time, and then she gets logged out. This happens very often..maybe every 15 minutes.

I asked her to switch off internet, run her AV, run anti malwarebytes, run Ccleaner.
She did all this but still is infected.
I cant find a solution anywhere. Can anybody help me?

A:yahoo, facebook, skype chat infected

Have her change her email address password.

Any change?

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Hi, I've used Skype for several years, and I'm trying to find messages from a period of a few days in September 2018 between myself and one other person.

Ctrl + F isn't finding any keywords from around that time.

Scrolling up has taken me a few hours thus far, and I'm still in November. (And it's getting slower and slower to load older messages the farther I go. It took under an hour to get back to December, and took another hour to go back to November.)

I used SkypeLogView after finding it via google, but for some reason, it doesn't display any messages from Skype after July 2018. (But it does display all messages between 2014 and July 2018.)

What can I do? Any advice is appreciated, thanks!

(I'm using Windows 7, btw, and Skype is updated.)

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We are using Skype and want to get a backup of all the chat files. The files are kept under a Skype folder under the roaming profile.

The backup needs to be invisible to the user is the problem. I was wondering if anyone has a way to backup files on a Windows 7 workstation without the user being notified? The backup would go to a network share.

A:Suggestions For Covert Skype Chat File Backup?

"You may not ask for assistance to circumvent restrictions or security on any computer system or network"

I think this is an infringement on an individual's rights to security though it may well be we are talking about a work related computer, but it is not the specified purpose of a public forum to aid in such matters, IMHO. I am closing the thread.

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I have a Blue Yeti Microphone, and it's quality only shows through within recording programs such as Audacity. How come my microphone quality is not the same standard when I talk on Skype, Discord and TeamSpeak? I have the settings modified for these programs so that it is at optimal settings, but the general quality of the microphone isn't heard. Although there is a difference between the quality of the Blue Yeti and my previous microphones, it sounds completely different from recording programs AND how it should sound as a high end microphone.

A:Sound Quality On Skype/Discord (Voice chat systems)

Quality relies on the amount of data throughput. Most chat programs place a priority on speed (ie: low latency) as opposed to quality, so the amount of data used for the audio stream are reduced.

As you noted, the quality of the mic is noticeable over your previous mic. So the mic quality isn't wasted.

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Hello, All!
How do I remove IM from Windows 2000? Thanks!

A:MSN Instant Messenger

Does it not show up in the control panel > add/remove programs list? You could remove it from there.

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Got a link in AIM today and it was when the URL loads it wants to dowload a file, the file that actually downloads is named checkit.exe. click on it and nothe visually happens, then it deletes itself from desktop. and continuosly send the link to you all your friends on the buddy list. None of the virus scanners or ad ware or anything else seems to detect anything going on. can i get any input on this?JimMod Edit: Links removed for the saftey of other members.

A:AOL instant messenger

I got a virus almost exactly the same as that one the first thing i did was log off aim so my friends did not get the same thing then reloaded aim and have had no truble since

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Does anyone know what the problem is with this thing it will not let me sign in to it............

Its microsoft windows messenger I have had to create additional accounts to see if it was me but to no availe does anyone know how I can get roungd this as I need to chat to a couple of individuals who use this,,.
Any help would be appreciated..

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Anyone been having problems with it?

I had been using it for a couple weeks with no problems at all, then all of a sudden a couple days ago, it quit working. By quitting, I mean that it starts, but when I hit sign in it gets to "Starting..." then it shuts down. I don't get any error or message telling me that it shut down, it just happens.

Just wondering if anyone else has had this happen recently.

A:AOL Instant Messenger?

Uninstall it and reinstall. Save the setup and right click on it, run it in Vista compatibility mode.

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Over the last two days I have been unable to run either AIM or MSN Messenger. AIM just tells me that "A server error occurred" and MSN gives me the error code 80072efd. I have uninstalled and reinstalled both programs. I have run various virus and spyware scans and I still cannot figure out why they will not run. I am using a cingular aircard to connect to the internet which had a problem this past weekend. It was finally fixed but it was a bit of a hassel. Any ideas? Thanks a bunch.

A:Instant Messenger

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I just installed the new Windows Service Pack 2...now I can't get rid of Instant Messenger. I've tried exiting from it and changing the settings (Add/Delete Windows components). I never use it, now I can't get rid of it! Help.

A:Instant Messenger

What exact Instant Message program are you posting about? Windows Messnger, MSN?? If it is the one with the 2 little people icon in the systray, then you should be able to open it and under TOOLS menu, uncheck "run when Windows starts" box.

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I was thinking of downloading Trillian for an Instant Messenger.
Does anyone have any pros or cons about it?
What messenger would you suggest?

A:Instant Messenger

You can read reviews here:

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I do not want Instant Messenger to start up when I log on to my computer.
I have tried taking checkmark out of msconfig startup and it keeps putting it back in.
I have gone to add remove programs, gone into components and took the checkmark out of windows messenger and still it opens. Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Instant Messenger

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How do you setup Instant messenger if you have another dialup service and not AOL?
Have 40g HDD,1.4ghz CPU athlon.
Using Win98 , 56k modem, and EV1.net service.

A:Instant messenger

Just install it. You don't need AOL to run AIM. I used to have AT&T Worldnet and ran AIM with no problems.

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I am getting an error message for Windows XP concerning my instant messenger program. The message says "instant messenger has encountered a problems and needs to close. Please tell Microsoft about this problem".

A:Instant Messenger

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Does anyone know of a good instant messenger program that can exclusively be used within LAN's? We are looking for a free or cheap solution at work that will allow our tech support staff to communicate with each other without the communication travelling over the internet. We have internet connections on all our PC's but the info that we may be discussing over the messenger is private and confidential and cannot travel over public internet servers.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Instant Messenger for LAN's??

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About 20 Minutes Ago i was talking on Aim and got disconnected. I then tried to reconnect numerous times with a "server error" I re-installed it. Same error. I then uninstalled it. Restarted my pc, And instaleld The Aim pro client instead of the Aim 6 Client. The aimpro.exe client cannot even download the information from the Aim server. It's appearing to not be able to connect to the aim server.

Just to be sure i went to ebuddy.com and tried to log onto Aim.. And it still doesn't work.


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I just logged on this morning - and all my buddies on AOL I.M. are missing. A box came up and said all was not lost and to try again later. What's that all about? Also when I tried to add the names back in that same box appeared.

Please help.

A:AOL Instant Messenger

I also received the same message this morning, looks like AOL is having issues

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If you have more than one instant messenger (like AOL, Yahoo or MSN) then you should download (for free) Trillian.
It takes about five minutes to download and install(even on my really slow PC) and it combines all of the messenger services. Instead of having to open up each one - in fact,you dont even need to download any of the IM's (like Yahoo) as it just asks you for your ID and password!
Its really good - any problems/comments let me know.
Heres the site

A:Instant Messenger

There's one more in the category of Universal Instant Messengers. It can be found at http://messenger.indiatimes.com . Download size of about 1.56 MB.

There was one more earlier called Jabbar. But I think that has been discontinued now and the domain name jabbar.com is for sale

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Downloaded Spywareblaster today so I don't know if I set something to block IM or not. Kids can sign in but are unable to type anything. Others can talk to them. They can talk in chat rooms but not separately. Any ideas?? I did delete a virus today too. Thanks again

A:Instant Messenger

What IM system are you using? There are several out there. Liz

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Does AIM cache recent transcripts anywhere on the hard drive? I've already closed the screen and logged off the session. I'm using version 4.0.

A:AOL Instant Messenger

Unfortunately not, you need to hit File, Save before you close the Instant Message chat window.

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Ever since I upgraded my AOL Instant Messenger to the latest and free edition I have not been able to get it to work. I click on it and says it has encountered a problem and needs to close. It says the following files will be included in this error report but I do not know what any of this means. I have tried reinstalling the program, but that does not work either. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP


A:AOL Instant Messenger

What are the errors exactly ?

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I have DSL. It seems AOL Instant messenger keeps signing on & off. I have version 5.2231. I have my internet connection speed with tech support and find no problem. What gives?

A:AOL Instant Messenger

i'm having the same problem!!! i haven't been able to figure it out...it will shut off and auto reconnect almost immediately, but even still, half the time i can't messages or send them. If you hear anything please let me know, and if i hear anything i'll let you know!


Email: [email protected]

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Does anyone have or know where I can download the "OLD" AIM (To be more specific, Version 5.2.3292)? I just reformatted the harddrive on my desktop so i need to reinstall all my programs. I REFUSE to upgrade to the "NEWER" AIM. Thanx.

A:Old AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)

I have that version if you want it, or try oldversion.com

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I recently switched from a dialup modem to a lan (I think). Its one of those high speed internet through a cable modem. I have had nothing but trouble with my instant messenger since. I can't recieve instant messages and my messages are delayed. I had this service before and had no problems at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:instant messenger

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my aol im is not letting me sign on ... it says " rate limiting occured, try again later" i looked this up and it says it is from too much use or bad rating... neither of which apply to me... i wanted to know if anyone A. knew how to fix this or B. could give me contact information on getting help.. went to the web site for aol im but they give no contact information.... any help would be greatly appreciated! ps im was working fine before.. and then ... walllah ... no more :-(

A:aol instant messenger

OK seems as if someone has WARNED U MAN!! hehe did u have some fun with somone and they warned u to 100 or just under that cause if so it takes couple of hours b4 u can sign on.

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Is there any way to keep your AOL instant messenger on if you're on an "away" state but keep it idle even if you're using the computer? So basically what i'm saying is i want to have an away status on AOL instant messenger but use my computer and also make it look like my computer is idle.

sorry if i'm being confusing and if this is posted in the wrong forum. thanks a lot!

A:Instant Messenger

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