Mercury Messenger
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MSN Messenger client (was dMSN).   Free
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Mercury Messenger can do the same things as your normal messenger:
  • Talk to friends
  • Change your nickname and status
  • Add a display picture (also known as an avatar)
But Mercury Messenger has some extra functions that your normal messenger doesn't have, for example:
  • Be online with several MSN adresses at the same time.
  • Login with your status on 'Invisible' or any other status you want.
  • Have a different MSN name in every conversation
  • Use and create your own plugins
  • Default plugin
What's New
Version 2.0 RC7-5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Mercury Messenger User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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+7

Castle Rose reviewed on 04 Mar 2012
Well is this the end of Mercury Messenger for Mac? The developers site Mercury.im now just gives a link to the Android market place. Where of course, you only find an android version of Mercury now. (sic) No good bye, no thanks for your support through the years, Nada. It would have been nice if the MSNP16 or 18 protocol would have been stabilized before shutting down. I'm guessing this was the last build:
2.0 RC7-5
Build: 20100608
At least Danny didn't try to stick us with a $5 fee.
Good luck anyway Danny.
[Version 2.0 RC7-5]


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UlisesMontreal reviewed on 08 Feb 2011
I have Snow Leopard and Adium is being a bitch, doesn't let me add some contacts Some friends do get my messages but can't reply. Trillian is THE SAME. This program works very well, no crash and it's very effective, but the inter phase is VERY UGLY if you're used to Adium, you will think it is very old fashion PC. And it doesn't combine your contacts from different accounts, it opens several acccounts but separate the contacts by tabs, not nice if you wanna keep an eye on all of them at the same time.
[Version 2.0 RC7-5]


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+235
Maclover1.1 commented on 16 Jul 2010
Anyone with a brain uses Skype !!!!!!!!
[Version 2.0 RC7-5]

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+7

+89
Bousozoku replied on 16 Jul 2010
For such a comment, you need an equally interesting reply:

What do you use?
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+1

+5

Kai reviewed on 05 Aug 2009
great program! i like it very much! and its extraordinary options are marvelous! :)
(showing the relationships between you and your (former -> 'faked friends') contacts. so you can get an overview about who has deleted you from his list ('fake friends') and so on...
[Version 1.9.4]


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+19
kappe commented on 25 Jul 2009
mercury cant keep the connection up, it automatically logs out and relog in. this is happening since 2 weeks.
[Version 1.9.4]

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HerbAlex replied on 30 Jul 2009
The same here.
I am no working with Microsoft Messenger.
men what annouing.
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Bousozoku commented on 19 Nov 2009
There is an update to 1.9.5 on the website that should alleviate the problem. Everyone I know on MSN Messenger/WLM and work-alikes such as Mercury Messenger are having a lot of disconnections.
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msm21 commented on 18 Mar 2009
My msn 9 buddies cant see me through my isight cam. I have macbook and this cam only works if i use Mercury but since this new msn came up my friends cant see me and i cant see them... what can i do to solve this? any ideas??
tia
[Version 1.9.4]


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+22
Larsen2k4 commented on 26 Dec 2008
God bless you guys for this update :D ;)

My "MSN 9.0 buddies" have already been screaming, that they couldn't see my emoticons etc. anymore... keep on rocking =)
[Version 1.9.4]


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+89

bousozoku reviewed on 26 Dec 2008
This seems to be the only client that supports legacy MSN Messenger video as well as Asian languages. Adium doesn't support video and aMSN didn't support Asian languages the last time I tried it. Microsoft Messenger will be supporting video the next time round, as they're waiting for the Windows version to catch up.

This is a good client. It works reasonably well at all times. CPU usage seems reasonable finally and it's able to be themed so it can take on other look-and-feel skins, including the Mac OS X look-and-feel.

I've used it to connect to a number of MSN Messenger/Live Messenger clients and it always seems to do okay but it's not spectacular. Version 2.0 is being developed at the current time.
[Version 1.9.4]


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+7

castle rose reviewed on 02 Nov 2007
Wow, 1.9 is Great. Gone are the bugs from 1.8 and the interrupted video chats. The new logo is very nice. I wish It had it as the new logo showing in the opening progress bar too. I really don't know what the others are talking about regarding CPU use. I have it open on a G4 1.5Ghz. Powerbook. My activity is 4.5% to 8.3% and only ~10.3% with the Emoticons panel open. I'm moving back to Mercury from aMSN. At least untill Adium gets video. Thanks, guys for a great product.
[Version 1.9]


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S p l a t ! commented on 27 Oct 2007
GGRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

TOO MUCH CPU LOAD !!
its a nice MSN option.... but un-usable

soo bad....
[Version 1.9]


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Charles Hicks had trouble on 28 Jun 2006
Whenever I use webcam I appear blue... I cannot find any settings to change the colouration... I have the Imac with the Intel dual core processor... Does that have anything to do with it???
[Version 1710]

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Lazyhound commented on 25 Jul 2006
Check the forums at mercury.to for a more recent beta that fixes that.
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S p l a t ! had trouble on 08 Jun 2006
its me or Mercury V.1710 its a bit slower and with some "graphical" erroneous behavior than v1709???

maybe JAVA or something its responsible for that...
[Version 1710]


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anonomous ya?? had trouble on 27 Dec 2005
CAn someone tell me how to speed up a webcam connection, i cant seem to get more than like 2 fps
please!!!!
[Version 1709]

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vertigo1990 commented on 30 Apr 2006
What seemed to work for me is, open your router's config page in a browser (192.168.0.1 99% of the time), and find something that says something about port forwarding, and add whatever port Mercury is using, which can be found in your Global Settings>Webcam. Also in that same seletion, there is something called "Send every x ms" or similar, the default seems to be 300, you may wish to lower it a little bit. Also, you can use lower quality.
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vertigo1990 commented on 30 Apr 2006
sorry, I made a mistake. you should INCREASE the send interval (previously mentioned as send every x ms)
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Annette2 had trouble on 24 Jul 2005
have have serious problem with mercury, its desconect and conect at his rithm, now i can"t introduce to it.
[Version 1709 RC12]


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Dinowarrior had trouble on 14 Dec 2004
Can I use it with the iSight to video chat with the PC MSN Messenger users.
[Version 1708 RC2]

1 Reply

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Anonymous commented on 17 Dec 2004
u can use all webcams pal
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Date:16 Jul 2010
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Mercury Messenger can do the same things as your normal messenger:
  • Talk to friends
  • Change your nickname and status
  • Add a display picture (also known as an avatar)
But Mercury Messenger has some extra functions that your normal messenger doesn't have, for example:
  • Be online with several MSN adresses at the same time.
  • Login with your status on 'Invisible' or any other status you want.
  • Have a different MSN name in every conversation
  • Use and create your own plugins
  • Default plugin added: a FileServer for MSN using IRC like commands
  • See when someone starts a conversation with you (before he says something)
  • See when someone closes the chat conversation window.
  • See who added you into a conversation with multiple people
  • See when someone deletes you from their contactlist.
  • See the difference between MSN and Mercury Messenger users
  • See your fake and fakes friends (Explained in FAQ)
  • MSG+ colors
  • and more...


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