aMSN
aMSN 0.98.9
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aMSN is a free open source MSN Messenger clone, with features such as:
  • Display pictures
  • Custom emoticons
  • Multi-language support (around 40 languages currently supported)
  • Webcam support
  • Sign in to more than one account at once
  • Full-speed File transfers
  • Group support
  • Normal, and animated emoticons with sounds
  • Chat logs
  • Timestamping
  • Event alarms
  • Conferencing support
  • Tabbed chat windows
For a full list, see the features page. More features can be added to aMSN
What's New
Version 0.98.9:
  • After such a long time in the making, aMSN 0.98.9 is more than just a bugfix release, it's the latest development code with all the new features and stability/security fixes that you've been waiting for.
  • The reason you see 0.98.9 and not 0.98.5 is that this release is "almost" 0.99. In 0.99, which will be released (hopefully) soon, we will implement the new MSNP18 protocol version, which will enable signing in at multiple locations, offline messages, and hopefully audio and video calls too. 0.98.9 is the same as a 0.99 release but without MSNP18 support, this way you get the latest stable release just before we upgrade the protocol.Contains several bugfixes, including the bug which made you unable to read Offline Messages.
Version 0.98.9:
  • After such a long time in the making, aMSN 0.98.9 is more than just a bugfix release, it's the latest development code with all the new features and stability/security fixes that you've been waiting for.
  • The reason you see 0.98.9 and not 0.98.5 is that this release is "almost" 0.99. In 0.99, which will be released (hopefully) soon, we will implement the new MSNP18 protocol more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later







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aMSN User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Angel2 reviewed on 17 Aug 2012
Don't install 0.98.9 if you have upgraded to Mountain Lion. It will give you lots of spinning pizza and other problems. Moreover, when you try to launch aMSN it will tell tou that the app should be put in the trash.
[Version 0.98.9]


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Fuhayer reviewed on 04 Jun 2012
user interface is terrible like we are in 90s.
GUI should be changed completely.
[Version 0.98.9]


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Simon J reviewed on 10 Dec 2010
tried once
a little bit disappointing, actually.
[Version 0.98.4]


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Naoh commented on 08 Mar 2010
I thought it was worth repeating that as of 0.98.3 aMSN does not have A/V chat capabilities.

According to the developers, this is a temporary state of affairs.

It happened mainly because Microsoft (yet again) changed the way the A/V chat protocols work, and now the aMSN developers have to catch up.

Unfortunately, this also means that you won't be able to use an older version of aMSN to do A/V chat, because it won't work with the changes Microsoft has made.

Hope this clarifies things.
[Version 0.98.3]


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LandiTrance commented on 14 Sep 2009
Very nice app i like it very much !
[Version 0.98]


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R33c3 reviewed on 02 Sep 2009
This is fantastic!

I love this program even more!

it was the only messenger for me that would not lag out...


I can now close it with "quitting" when i hit the "X" which is awesome i dont have to minimize anymore. It now has voice call!!! its faster and the sounds are quite unique


Well done guys!!!
[Version 0.98]


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R33c3 commented on 02 Sep 2009
Yes i understand your point.. but some people are just that lazy or are so organized that they really only want one client that does all. More people use MSN and aim then skype, but i completely agree with you.

I dont understand why they cannot get video support in microsoft messenger... its starting to annoy me :@
[Version 0.98]


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Aargl commented on 22 Jun 2009
Well, reading all those bad reviews, I must say that if you use aMSN as a simple messenger (no video), it's more enjoyable than the original MSN.
But I wonder why bother having trouble with video functions on anything using msn network when Skype works so great on any platform?
The perfect solution I've chosen long ago and that I install for friends asking me: Use aMSN for messaging and Skype for video, it's so easy!
[Version 0.97.2]


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germano60 reviewed on 14 Jun 2008
This second beta of incoming 0.98 dramatically increase the responsiveness of the application (I'm on a G5 iMac with OS X 10.5.3).

Still there's one systematic bug, but with a work-around. At the first connection after launching the application I get an error message, I click on "Ignore" then the program goes on but the connection to MSN doesn't establish. The work-around is: quit aMSN and relaunch it again. The connection this time works. This is the reason for my very personal rating 3 stars on stability.

Very good is the capability to access the personal MSN Spaces contents directly from the contact list. Still missing the audio, but for the rest this beta release finally rocks although it's not yet native Cocoa.

Keep up the very good job, men!
[Version 0.98b2]

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D~ replied on 18 Jul 2008
I get that same error message every time I log on too.
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matieman commented on 29 Apr 2008
it did crash a few times when i first downloaded it, but it seems to only have crashed when i lost my internet connection.

I downloaded v0.98 and it seems to be more stable, it hasnt crashed at all on me yet, you can find it on the website.

the main reason that I use it is because it is the only version of msn messenger that supports video.

its not the best msn messenger for mac but it is the only one that supports video.
[Version 0.97]

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Hussain replied on 02 Jun 2008
Mercury Messenger supports Video too:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/14970/
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whynot22 replied on 14 Jun 2008
why do not use Mercury Messenger? I think it is better than aMSN. You can use camera in Mercury. And also you can record it at the same time. International languages support.
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yomyom had trouble on 27 Oct 2008
Always the same crap soft, always the same bogs always the same problems with webcam/pc

WHEN MAC USERS CAN HAVE A WORKING SOFT FOR VIDEO CONFERENCE????

i'm waiting for 6 years for it! and no correct solutions yet.........
[Version 0.97.2]


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bastard33 had trouble on 04 Aug 2008
Corrupted disk image (?)
This is the message I get while mounting.
[Version 0.97.2]


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Dawes04 had trouble on 08 Mar 2008
Everytime I sign into aMSN it freezes.
Why?
[Version 0.97]


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lanouvellechair had trouble on 14 Dec 2007
Use this link if you're on intel It's really better :
http://notjustanothermacuser.com/beta/
[Version 0.97rc1]


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Beri~ had trouble on 05 Jun 2007
I just downloaded 0.97rc1, onto my 30GB 14" iBook with Mac OS 10.3.9.
I can't open the disk image, i keep getting a message saying it is corrupt.
I don't have a huge download limit so i'm pretty annoyed >=(
[Version 0.97rc1]


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Mark Everitt had trouble on 29 Apr 2007
Help! amsn crashes and quits on launching...
[Version 0.96]


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rezadarius had trouble on 16 Aug 2006
Dear all, I have just added this to my mac, BUT can not get my isight work, I can see the other person's video but no voice, they can not see me nor can hear my voice, is there anybody who can help me get this thing going,
thanks a lot
[Version 0.96rc1]


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Date:26 May 2012
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aMSN is a free open source MSN Messenger clone, with features such as:
  • Display pictures
  • Custom emoticons
  • Multi-language support (around 40 languages currently supported)
  • Webcam support
  • Sign in to more than one account at once
  • Full-speed File transfers
  • Group support
  • Normal, and animated emoticons with sounds
  • Chat logs
  • Timestamping
  • Event alarms
  • Conferencing support
  • Tabbed chat windows
For a full list, see the features page. More features can be added to aMSN with plugins, or completely change its look with different skins.


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