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Microsoft Messenger for Mac8.0.1

07 May 2011

MSN chat client.

What is Microsoft Messenger for Mac

Note: This app is no longer being developed. Functionality has been usurped by Skype.

Microsoft Messenger is an integrated communications client that enables you to communicate with contacts within and outside your organization. Messenger for Mac 7 is a Universal application that is built to run on both PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macs and makes it easy to take advantage of the full power of real-time communications.

What's new in Microsoft Messenger

Version 8.0.1:
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vitathesa44taehyung
vitathesa44taehyung
Oct 31 2020
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Oct 31 2020
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Fails in App Store
vitathesa44taehyung
vitathesa44taehyung
Oct 31 2020
8.0.1
5.0
Oct 31 2020
5.0
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pinnockernie2
pinnockernie2
Mar 2 2020
8.0.1
1.0
Mar 2 2020
1.0
Version: 8.0.1
I am try in to download the app but nothing happens
alsa-1
alsa-1
Mar 1 2020
8.0.1
1.0
Mar 1 2020
1.0
Version: 8.0.1
Outdated proprietary software from Microsoft. Switch to XMPP and remove this software from your mac if you can.
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Feb 3 2013
8.0.1
0.0
Feb 3 2013
0.0
Version: 8.0.1
8.0.2 is out, and Messenger is now discontinued... Skype is the direction forward now.
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
Nov 7 2012
8.0.1
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Nov 7 2012
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Version: 8.0.1
Will be discontinued Q1 2013. Users will be merged into Skype.
MsQueen
MsQueen
Sep 8 2012
8.0.1
2.0
Sep 8 2012
2.0
Version: 8.0.1
There are so many features lacking in this application. I want to be able to appear online to a select person or persons and offline to the rest. It doesn't remember the size you set chat box when you sign back in. ...And more. It has a long way to go.
Jerry0923
Jerry0923
Aug 23 2012
8.0.1
4.5
Aug 23 2012
4.5
Version: 8.0.1
I like it and for the most part lets me chat with friends, etc. What bugs me is not being able click the friends name in the chat when he/she is offline and simply open the email client. I have to open it myself, sign in again, and type in the email address. Doesn't seem big, but just a stupid thing to do when the info is there in the first place and programs asks you if you want to send an email instead. Even the packaged with MSoffice version shares this flaw.
Chester-W
Chester-W
Jan 15 2012
8.0.1
1.0
Jan 15 2012
1.0
Version: 8.0.1
Messenger on Mac is totally disaster. It does not support offline messages. Sometimes I login to my account, click on a friend and then it logs me out. It's the worst program on my Mac.
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Aug 3 2011
8.0.1
0.0
Aug 3 2011
0.0
Version: 8.0.1
How is it that MU does not track update to Microsoft Communicator also? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2587147
Derision
Derision
May 6 2011
8.0.1
3.5
May 6 2011
3.5
Version: 8.0.1
I love it when people blast pieces of instant messaging software, especially when they cite a lack of features. I don't know about you, but iChat has a decided lack of features when compared to a lot of other clients. Either way, Microsoft Messenger gets a lot of the same kind of flak that AOL Instant Messenger gets. I presume a lot of it has to do with the fact that the word "Microsoft" is in the name, which apparently connotes that the product is entirely un-Mac and, therefore, eeevil. The fact of the matter is that Microsoft Messenger is as capable as just about any other messenger out there. A lot of people don't remember how broken MSN Messenger was just a few years ago. There was no video, no audio, barely any features at all, which opened the door for some competition from sources like aMSN, Mercury Messenger and Mac Messenger. Since then, though, Microsoft has turned this little train around and made something that is actually usable. The fact that Microsoft seems to be committed to developing it further, such as in the recent addition of video and Yahoo Messenger interoperability, tends to make me look favorably on it -- even if it IS made by Microsoft. Do I use it much? No, but that has nothing to do with my dislike of it, but simply due to the fact that I know very few people that actually use the network for communications.
Septimus
Septimus
May 6 2011
8.0.1
0.0
May 6 2011
0.0
Version: 8.0.1
ROFLOL! Get lost MS. Get your MSN Office Windows Phone crap and get lost.
Guest
Guest
May 5 2011
8.0.0
0.0
May 5 2011
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Since the 3rd of May this year an updater (8.0.1) is now avalaible. http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads?pid=Mactopia_Messenger&fid=B1C84F39-517C-4E9B-AF81-9318992710B7#viewer
Leo-Telles
Leo-Telles
Apr 1 2011
8.0.0
4.5
Apr 1 2011
4.5
Version: 8.0.0
Pretty good, if you only use MSN this can be good, the old version was not good, but i`m liking this one rather than Adium
Goldyn-Chyld
Goldyn-Chyld
Feb 2 2011
8.0.0
2.0
Feb 2 2011
2.0
Version: 8.0.0
It finally supports video and calling, but still doesn't support offline messages, sending short audio recordings/clips and what's more, the v. 8.0 no longer recognizes my previous custom emoticons, making it basically useless to me. I've switched to Adium, which is not perfect either, but still much more customizable and feature-rich than Microsoft Messenger for Mac.
shufflefeel
shufflefeel
Dec 9 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Dec 9 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Yep. 8.0 is for Intel only. Grrr
Shanzzie
Shanzzie
Nov 20 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Nov 20 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
so why in the description does it state ... Microsoft Messenger is an integrated communications client that enables you to communicate with contacts within and outside your organization. Messenger for Mac 7 is a Universal application that IS BUILT TO RUN ON BOTH POWER-PC based and Intel-based Macs and makes it easy to take advantage of the full power of real-time communications. It's misinformation as this messenger DOES NOT RUN ON POWER PC based comps and only on Intel based Macs
2ktz
2ktz
Nov 10 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Nov 10 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
how come wheni try to sign out it says it cant sign me out due to my browser blocking cookies...same with the hotmail account i opened...and i cant even cancel accounts i can assure you all windows were shut cache emptied and i have up to date safari software seems i am not the only one with this problem..i just want it off and out of my mac.... anyone have any suggestions PLEASE i would seriously advise people NEVER to use this... i only tried this to see how bad/good the video chat was as more people i know do not have a mac..guess i will have to use skype
Shanzzie
Shanzzie
Nov 7 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Nov 7 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
such a crock... I could have swore it states in the requirements that it's good for version 10.5.8 and older, should also mention that it's only for intel based macs... DOES NOT WORK ON MY POWER PC
Goldyn-Chyld
Goldyn-Chyld
Oct 31 2010
8.0.0
2.0
Oct 31 2010
2.0
Version: 8.0.0
Which build of Messenger is it? 100825?
HackDefendr
HackDefendr
Oct 30 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Oct 30 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Version 7 didn't have support for office communication service protocol...and neith does Version 8. I know M$ is trying to push company's to use their attempted to copy "Google for the Enterprise", and that is probably why OCSP was removed from both passed versions. At least there is Version 6 with OCSP... -- Jeff
R33c3
R33c3
Oct 29 2010
8.0.0
4.0
Oct 29 2010
4.0
Version: 8.0.0
Finally a decent Microsoft messenger! Have had no problems and everything works great
Victorlgarcia
Victorlgarcia
Oct 27 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Oct 27 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
I'm unable to change my nickname (screen name/ whatever), how do i do it? The new icon s@cks a lot, i prefer the old one... It crashes every now and then for me. didn't liked, messenger for windows is so much better
Pirx
Pirx
Oct 27 2010
8.0.0
4.0
Oct 27 2010
4.0
Version: 8.0.0
I am against the wholesale condemnation of all things Microsoft. Messenger 8 works great, all functionality needed is there, also a far superior interface compared to the Windows version. And, a great plus, no advertising! Microsoft serves Mac users better then then own Windows tribe. A two thumbs up, this is a good product.
anonymous-dingo-729
anonymous-dingo-729
Oct 26 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Oct 26 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
So all your friends have Macs?
Surfspirit
Surfspirit
Oct 26 2010
8.0.0
2.0
Oct 26 2010
2.0
Version: 8.0.0
This is an example how a big company that had everything got everything slip trought their fingers, there was a time when Microsoft Messenger was the King and let lot of user kept in Windows because of the lack of video and so, on the Mac side, but now who even cares about MSN, since all the world is in Facebook! And uses Skype for Video calls!
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Oct 25 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Oct 25 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
About time they added audio/video, but STILL not 64-bit!
Mysticalos
Mysticalos
Oct 25 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Oct 25 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
so they finally released this by itself huh? cause msn messenger 8.0 was shipping as an office 2011 product before and was the only place you could get this version. i wondered if they'd free it up eventually.
Photek
Photek
Oct 25 2010
8.0.0
1.0
Oct 25 2010
1.0
Version: 8.0.0
downloaded... logged in.... no one online... ?? and then I remembered....! Everybody ditched Messenger years ago because they didn't have video support!.... everyone is using Skype instead!
Nestorph
Nestorph
Oct 25 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Oct 25 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Wonderful! With this release I'm not able to connect at all! Keep getting a message that the service is not available or I'm not connected to the Internet. I am, of course, and am able to access the service using either Adium or, ironically, Messenger version 7. What a PITA!
Alper
Alper
Oct 25 2010
8.0.0
5.0
Oct 25 2010
5.0
Version: 8.0.0
FInally microsoft do good messenger for mac. Now its not have bugs like other old microsoft messenger.
Lvdoc
Lvdoc
Oct 25 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Oct 25 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
"the much anticipated audio/video feature?" We're at version EIGHT, and they call this "much anticipated?" At least my morning started with a chuckle.
Lvdoc
Lvdoc
Oct 25 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Oct 25 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
"the much anticipated audio/video feature?" We're at version EIGHT, and they call this "much anticipated?" At least my morning started with a chuckle.
joel-nelson
joel-nelson
Aug 24 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Aug 24 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Messenger 8.0b6 (part of the Office 2011 Beta) is dramatically improved from this public beta. FYI.
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Jul 16 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Jul 16 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Anyone with a brain uses Skype !!!!!!!!
Mystical
Mystical
May 15 2010
8.0.0
0.0
May 15 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Has anyone gotten the webcam feature to work with this, i'm have not been able to get it to work with anyone at all
Dspencer3491
Dspencer3491
May 11 2010
8.0.0
0.0
May 11 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Haven't been able to sign in to Microsoft Messenger on their client, I can do it through Adium and iChat using jabber but never on Microsoft's own client. Weird.
R33c3
R33c3
May 1 2010
8.0.0
4.0
May 1 2010
4.0
Version: 8.0.0
Speed up developers
Yoshinatsu
Yoshinatsu
Apr 14 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Apr 14 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
I think they fixed the avatars and the file sending on the version found on the Office 2011 beta.
Highvoltag3
Highvoltag3
Apr 12 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Apr 12 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Some how my Send File feature Works... So I'd say it is some kind of plist file somewhere to let the disabled features work.
Mahojas
Mahojas
Mar 26 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Mar 26 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
I'll stick to the 7.02 version until a stable release of 8.0 comes out. What the use of testing this beta version when it does much less than the previous one?
Germano60
Germano60
Mar 26 2010
8.0.0
1.0
Mar 26 2010
1.0
Version: 8.0.0
Intel only.... The owners of PPC-based Mac's running OS X Leopard thank MS for forgetting about the existance of "Universal Binaries".
Theothertim
Theothertim
Mar 25 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Mar 25 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
It won't allow me to sign in with a corporate account. The message states that corporate accounts have been disabled in this beta. So, it is of no use to me at this stage.
pedrotaquelim
pedrotaquelim
Mar 25 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Mar 25 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
I cannot login with my usual and working MSN account that I use with Adium, Meebo, eBuddy, etc. This new beta gives me the following message: "Sign in failed because the password is incorrect or the sign-in name does not exist. If you have forgotten your password, choose Help Topics from the Help menu." I can even login in the live.com site with this same account, no problem there. I don't understand.
allanmacam-1
allanmacam-1
Mar 25 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Mar 25 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Can not change display picture. Can not establish audio or video links with contacts. makes no difference whether the contact or I instigates the connection. Can not send files to contacts. Text messages are OK though :-) Well done Microsoft!
Aymen
Aymen
Mar 25 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Mar 25 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
the leaked alpha version is more stable than this beta .. when will M$ learn how to do their job ?!
Syed-Ali
Syed-Ali
Mar 25 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Mar 25 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
I tried on two different computers and I see two issues. 1) I cannot see anyone's pic/icon. Also I am unable to change my display pic. it just shows a blue MSN icon. 2) All my custom emoticons are gone. This happened on both the computers.
Buzzard
Buzzard
Mar 25 2010
8.0.0
2.0
Mar 25 2010
2.0
Version: 8.0.0
I was really hoping that this version would fix the bug where you are unable to delete contacts...but unfortunately it doesn't. ["The server was unable to remove the user xxxx from your contact list. Please try again"] Yes, I "tried again" using this new beta, and it's still broken. This bug has persisted for years and to date I have not found a reliable fix. Even MS doesn't present a fix or workaround in their support pages and it appears that they don't even comment on it any more. Typical.....
Lvdoc
Lvdoc
Mar 25 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Mar 25 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Hoorah, they introduced video! Let's party like it's 1989!
Ilgaz
Ilgaz
Mar 24 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Mar 24 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Until MS could move their lazy political management, Skype has become the de facto World standard in audio/video chat. In fact, thanks to its reliable file transfer and no BS text chat, it is becoming the standard for IM too. Skype does far better and way more advanced form of video/audio chat and it is available everywhere, from Linux to ARM CPU running Symbian/iPhone and uncountable fully supported (as there is an official SDK) 3rd party apps exist. So MS, keep your MSN and your childish incapable of multiple processor supporting junk. You lost it. MS of Redmond, software giant can't release a multiple arch binary. It is really unbeliavable to me. I would understand if it was a little shareware house with limited testing capabilities and relied on 3rd party frameworks, e.g. a shareware 3d game but this is a IM application for God's sake. And for the people who thinks they are finally treated equal on Mac at cost of PPC support: There is no such thing, run the latest MS Live on Windows and see what has it become. Only bonus on this is lack of ads which I suspect, will be featured soon. Their flash wannabe silverlight disaster must have a connection with Intel only release.
Chadcn
Chadcn
Mar 24 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Mar 24 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Another excellent release from MS. This has been one of the best IM clients on the Mac for some time, and this new version continues that. Odd that a free IM client is the best piece of software MS makes for Macintosh computers.
26cab40
26cab40
Mar 24 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Mar 24 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Is this still riddled with adverts and data-mining code ?
RogerMP
RogerMP
Mar 24 2010
8.0.0
0.0
Mar 24 2010
0.0
Version: 8.0.0
Thanks for not make this piece of crap compatible with PPC macs.
R33c3
R33c3
Dec 20 2009
7.0.2
4.0
Dec 20 2009
4.0
Version: 7.0.2
Because not everyone uses skype. The "Big deal" my friend is that this software should have webcam... Theres no logical reason as to why it doesn't... It is what it is... crap
Zuvizava
Zuvizava
Dec 4 2009
7.0.2
0.0
Dec 4 2009
0.0
Version: 7.0.2
i really don't get it why people get upset about this thing not getting updated or properly supported. for obvious sweaty armpit reasons and nervous ballmerness, why insist that shite should be something it isn't? it is what it is. get over it. use skype or ichat!
R33c3
R33c3
Aug 21 2009
7.0.2
4.0
Aug 21 2009
4.0
Version: 7.0.2
HURRY UP AND RELEASE VERSION 8! They said it should be released when the new messenger for windows was released.... thats months ago! Comeon Microsoft, theres a lot of mac users out there... I thought you wanted support? Your losing peoples will to use your program
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Apr 23 2009
7.0.2
0.0
Apr 23 2009
0.0
Version: 7.0.2
WHY ON EARTH IS CAM NOT SUPPORTED ? I HAVE NEVER EVER COME ACCROSS A SENSIBLE EXPLANATION ?!!!!!!!!! IT CAN ONLY BE POLITICAL... IS APPLE BLOCKING IT BECAUSE OF iCHAT ? IS MICROSOFT BLOCKING IT BECAUSE OF iCHAT/AOL ? WHAT IS THE LOGIC BEHIND ROBBING US OF THIS FUNCTIONALITY ?!? CAN ANYONE INFORM ME ? THIS IS SO UPSETTING::::::::::::::
Ignikanova
Ignikanova
Feb 28 2009
7.0.2
0.0
Feb 28 2009
0.0
Version: 7.0.2
Whoever reads this comment please help me! :'( A few days ago I was using MSN and it went really well. Then it won't log my account in! Not that the service is unavailable or my password is wrong or anything, it just keeps playing the signing in animation and after a while, it goes back to how it looks like when you first start it up. And what's really bugging me is that it's only happening to my account! It logs other people's accounts perfectly! And other services like messenger for windows and amsn logs me in perfectly! I tried everything! I switched passwords, and cleared account history, but it still doesn't work! Any solutions to this? I can use aMsn but it's really laggy cos I got a lot of contacts
R33c3
R33c3
Feb 8 2009
7.0.2
4.0
Feb 8 2009
4.0
Version: 7.0.2
There only finally now considering making webcam support for the messenger. They should of included it in the 7th version.
Photek
Photek
Feb 6 2009
7.0.2
1.0
Feb 6 2009
1.0
Version: 7.0.2
"If your company has Office Communications Server 2007 and Messenger for Mac 7 installed within your corporate network, you can participate in face-to-face meetings with co-workers in other cities" hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! what Mac users WITH an OCS2007 would want to video chat AT WORK????!!!
Pirx
Pirx
Feb 5 2009
7.0.2
4.0
Feb 5 2009
4.0
Version: 7.0.2
In terms of webam, Macs clearly lead PCs, however, MS Messenger for Mac has no cam suppport. What is the point of creating this MS Messenger for Mac?
Yman
Yman
Sep 21 2008
7.0.1
0.0
Sep 21 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0.1
Every time you start a conversation using the new version of MSN Messenger, Microsoft shares a portion of the program's advertising revenue with some of the world's most effective organizations dedicated to social causes.
Mab991
Mab991
Jul 19 2008
7.0.1
0.0
Jul 19 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0.1
Hello there, I've downloaded the Messenger 7.0.1 but unfortunately I can't see any display picture!! and I can't change my picture as well, as when you chose the picture you want then klick OK it doesn't response!! Any solution guys? Thanks
Syed-Ali
Syed-Ali
Jul 1 2008
7.0.1
0.0
Jul 1 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0.1
I am just happy that they fixed the icon and it doesn't have that ugly white border around it anymore.
Doc-Renaud
Doc-Renaud
Jun 29 2008
7.0.1
0.0
Jun 29 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0.1
Yes, it is really sad a small company like Microsoft have neither the knowledge of MSN network, nor competences and resources to implement video on Messenger, like the billionaire multinational which make aMSN does.
zorbanerd
zorbanerd
May 6 2008
7.0
0.0
May 6 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0
I love the new Messenger. That redesigned application icon is the best! A new while outline! They must have spent hours on this! But really, is there anything else about this that is actually new?
Soren0
Soren0
Apr 30 2008
7.0
0.0
Apr 30 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0
http://blogs.msdn.com/macmojo/archive/2007/11/12/a-chat-about-messenger.aspx If you have read the Mac Mojo post, then I don't know what there isn't to understand about the reason why their is no consumer A/V support. Simply put, Windows corporate Messenger uses a new A/V standard and Live Messenger is transitioning to that new A/V stack too. So it's perfectly reasonable for Mac Messenger 7 to also be built using the new A/V stack. The reason why there is no consumer A/V support is because Live Messenger hasn't finished transitioning to the new A/V stack. So in fact, Mac Messenger is ahead of Live Messenger, not behind. And so when Mac Messenger is behind in technology we complain and when it is ahead in technology, we complain more. Admittedly, it'd be nice to have consumer A/V working right now, but it would have been pointless to port over an old A/V stack which is going to be replaced in a few months anyways. Personally, I hope that Mac BU manages to update Mac Messenger quickly to activate A/V functionality once the next version of Live Messenger is released. If there is too much of a delay, then I'd agree they're coasting.
Lexicon5
Lexicon5
Apr 30 2008
7.0
1.0
Apr 30 2008
1.0
Version: 7.0
A/V chat on corporate networks only. Not on Personal chats. When will Microsoft GET IT? Give us the SAME features as the Windows users...Fing morons....
Bisley
Bisley
Apr 30 2008
7.0
0.0
Apr 30 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0
It seems that audio/video is only available for networks and professonal accounts (Office Communications Server).
G7
G7
Apr 30 2008
7.0
2.0
Apr 30 2008
2.0
Version: 7.0
Still no video after all those years? Sorry. Features not adequate for today's standards.
David-Higgs
David-Higgs
Apr 30 2008
7.0
0.0
Apr 30 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0
AV support will be available for v7.x, hopefully won't be waiting too much longer. This is from the MS Mactopia blog: "Speaking of Audio and Video support, in the blog post "A Chat about Messenger", posted back in November, I shared with you background information on why AV is not available yet in the Personal service. We are on track with the plan mentioned in the last post, as we are delivering Audio and Video on Corporate service first. We are making progress and working on the delivery of Audio and Video for the personal service and are looking forward to getting the feature out there and in your hands as soon as we can!"
Fideru
Fideru
Apr 30 2008
7.0
1.0
Apr 30 2008
1.0
Version: 7.0
Easy to use, empty of features. Every update on this app is always a "why they update it?", just because there is NOTHING really interesting or new. From version 5 they only added corporate options useless for a common user. Really, i don't like MSN for windows, for the lot of stupid features, but something like video and voice is the basic on this kind of app, and missing it in the mac version is stupid.
Dushi64
Dushi64
Apr 30 2008
7.0
0.0
Apr 30 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0
Why bother downloading this update! If you don't have purchased Office Communications Server 2007 then VIDEO won't work. Let's stay with aMSN!!!
Tournesol
Tournesol
Apr 30 2008
7.0
0.0
Apr 30 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0
From more info: "Attach word documents, pictures...or even emoticons to your instant messages." Wow, wuhuu, YEEESSSS! Even emoticons! YES, Yes, Yes!!! Is this some sort of joke Microsoft?!
D~
D~
Apr 30 2008
7.0
0.0
Apr 30 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0
What a disappointment this turned out to be. Easy enough to delete though.
Buzzard
Buzzard
Apr 29 2008
7.0
2.0
Apr 29 2008
2.0
Version: 7.0
So this is the new version of Messenger that many of us have been waiting for? And STILL no capability for audio/video? Why is it that Microsoft cannot seem to come up with a version that includes A/V, when both aMSN and Mercury have had this capability (and more) for years? MS apparently can't even play catchup with freeware. I see no reason to download this crippleware unless you have some requirements for using the corporate features, and that is probably a very small minority of Messenger users. But then, after Office 2008, did we expect anything even marginally innovative from the Microsoft Mac developers?
tim-dehring
tim-dehring
Apr 29 2008
7.0
0.0
Apr 29 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0
First, they have A/V for corporate users only. YAWN. Next thing you know, they'll announce IE 8 for Mac, but you have to buy the "pro" version to get standards support. Go Adium!
Edified
Edified
Apr 29 2008
7.0
0.0
Apr 29 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0
Hmmm... Perhaps it's better to open your network so developers can write up-to-date clients. Or if that's too much maybe just write an iChat plugin. Cheers,
Zeno-tds
Zeno-tds
Apr 29 2008
7.0
0.0
Apr 29 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0
OMG! Custom Emoticons!! Hawt!! Seriously... was it worth a milestone versione.. this is so lol... Please microsoft stop developing mac apps and save your face.. adium/amsn are just billions years ahead you
Shane-Smith
Shane-Smith
Apr 29 2008
7.0
0.0
Apr 29 2008
0.0
Version: 7.0
Please tell me this program finally has video chat.
Ragda-Bow
Ragda-Bow
Mar 14 2008
6.0.3
0.0
Mar 14 2008
0.0
Version: 6.0.3
hi everyone I have a problem with my messenger MSN:mac I sing in with my hotmail address but it doesn't open I don't know why? may u pleas help me thanks
Doc-Renaud
Doc-Renaud
Aug 23 2007
6.0.3
0.0
Aug 23 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.3
Freeze...crash...freeze... and so on. What a joke :-) Congrats Microsoft !!!
Boris4
Boris4
Aug 23 2007
6.0.3
0.0
Aug 23 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.3
Who needs Microsoft Messenger anymore!
Rodknocker
Rodknocker
Aug 22 2007
6.0.3
0.0
Aug 22 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.3
Best IM for MSN -> aMSN http://www.amsn-project.net/ - Webcam support - voice clips - support of offline messaging etc... Adium doesn't support this.
Narbo
Narbo
Aug 22 2007
6.0.3
0.0
Aug 22 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.3
I can only assume this product is not tested internally because it crashes doing basic things like closing windows which is really unacceptable from any company much less one with the resources of Microsoft. I highly suggest you use something else. (try Adium)
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Aug 21 2007
6.0.3
0.0
Aug 21 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.3
We don't need no Microsoft Messenger or make it amazing LoL
Fernandofilho
Fernandofilho
Aug 21 2007
6.0.3
0.0
Aug 21 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.3
Crashing for no reason. I don't get it. I don't use a PC but maybe (just MAYBE) the Windows version runs better. Anyway for Mac users there's no reason for not trying Adium. It's free, reliable, elegant and highly customizable. Adium is muuuuuch better indeed!
Photek
Photek
Aug 21 2007
6.0.3
1.0
Aug 21 2007
1.0
Version: 6.0.3
yawwnn... Best IM app for MSN?.... Adium! Best VideoChat app?.... Skype! Worst IM app?.... Microsoft Messenger...! Come on MS... as the worlds LARGEST and RICHEST software company... you CAN do better than this....
Kost09
Kost09
Aug 21 2007
6.0.3
0.0
Aug 21 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.3
Please Microsoft put something out that works. I'm sick of the crashes when I merely close the conversation window. and I just bought a 2.16GHz 2GB Macbook and it actually crashed my computer deleting some apps just because it had to send an error report. Please get it right!. I guess it's adium for now
Spectral7
Spectral7
Aug 21 2007
6.0.3
0.0
Aug 21 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.3
no video, no audio, Crashes loads so what is the point....maybe useful on a corporate network.... Adium does an excellent job of IM functions.
Gonzalo-Garcia
Gonzalo-Garcia
Jul 20 2007
6.0.2
0.0
Jul 20 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.2
Version 6.0.2 crashes everytime you close a window. I'm going back to an older version.
Mattowski
Mattowski
Jul 15 2007
6.0.2
0.0
Jul 15 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.2
Following on from the messenger crashing problems. Does anyone know if they are going to make any effort to fix it. It would be nice as well if they could introduce the use of webcam, seeing as all macbooks and imacs have them built it!
Buzzard
Buzzard
Jul 10 2007
6.0.2
2.0
Jul 10 2007
2.0
Version: 6.0.2
I am using (1) Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro and (2) Intel Core 2 Duo iMac, OSX 10.4.10 With both machines, Messenger crashes each and every time I simply close a chat window. I'm sure Microsoft is aware of the problem, as a crash report is filed each time (at the user's option). The same crash is reproducible with other users and seems it may have begun with 10.4.9. I'm not expecting any help from MS in fixing messenger. My advice: you don't even bother with this piece of junk, assuming you are running a system similar to my own. If you want a crash-free MS Messenger experience, you will have no option but to use one of the other MSN clients.
Kc33
Kc33
Jun 19 2007
6.0.2
1.0
Jun 19 2007
1.0
Version: 6.0.2
terrible.
Dotmacx
Dotmacx
Feb 1 2007
6.0.2
0.0
Feb 1 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.2
What a joke of an instant messaging client. Skype, AIM, and Yahoo! all offer video conferencing on the Mac and MS Messenger doesn't come even close to offering that functionality. Even sending simple text messages seems clunky. Feels like a Windows port.
Heathermason
Heathermason
Feb 1 2007
6.0.2
0.0
Feb 1 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.2
aMSN is much closer to the Windows version of Microsoft Messenger in terms of functionality and stability.
Shaahin
Shaahin
Feb 1 2007
6.0.2
2.0
Feb 1 2007
2.0
Version: 6.0.2
The worst messenger for OS X, simply because the program is eating so much system resources. What is the great developer team really doing? I'd suggest using a Jabber connection bridge from ichat and get rid of this heavy application, unless MSN gets lighter and faster to respond, plus the simple video+audio capabilities.
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Jan 31 2007
6.0.2
0.0
Jan 31 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.2
Someone explain smthg to me... why doesn't the Mac version support video ??? Is that an AOL/iCHAT versus Microsoft deal ? It has got to be a comercial issue... definitely NOT a tecnical one. I tried looking thisd up on the net and never found an answer.. this is so odd... someone explain please :-) Anyway I use ADIUM to chat on MSN.
Steelcut
Steelcut
Jan 31 2007
6.0.2
0.0
Jan 31 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.2
i use aMSN instead..
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
Jan 31 2007
6.0.2
0.0
Jan 31 2007
0.0
Version: 6.0.2
At this late date, does anyone still hope that MS will ever provide Mac users with an IM client that is even close to being on par with their Windows version? Ignore MS whenever possible. You'll only get aggravated otherwise. Who needs 'em? There are alternatives.
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