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    Is there a decent chat software which allows

    1. third party program like Yahoo messenger or MSn
    2. and does not charge annual renewal fees ?
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    I don't know any long term ones. The problem is that the providers (Yahoo, AOL, MSN) all change their formats from time to time. The big guys like Verichat actually maintain the connection with the service on their servers, so when that happens, they fix it once and you're all set again.

    The ones that connect directly or through existing gateways don't have that pleasure, so you could get one that didn't charge a monthly/annual fee for upkeep but it would break the first time your provider changes its format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilweinrib
    Is there a decent chat software which allows

    1. third party program like Yahoo messenger or MSn
    2. and does not charge annual renewal fees ?
    Mundu IM. See: http://www.geodesiconline.com/htm/products/products.htm
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    Yahoo client is free. http://www.burmeisterbrown.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZBoater
    Yahoo client is free. http://www.burmeisterbrown.com/

    Thanks for this link. This software has a better GUI than others I have used. I like that it allows you to see your yahoo address book too.
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    Yahoo client uses SMS. So unless I pay a monthly fees for unlimited messaging, it is not worth.
    Mundu comes in SIT file for trial. Do I've to pay for Aladdin Systems StuffIt Expander extra to open this SIT file ?
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    nope download the trial version of that too. it will not allow you to open anymore file after the trial is done and it remains your default app for that sort of thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougKoz
    I don't know any long term ones. The problem is that the providers (Yahoo, AOL, MSN) all change their formats from time to time. The big guys like Verichat actually maintain the connection with the service on their servers, so when that happens, they fix it once and you're all set again.

    The ones that connect directly or through existing gateways don't have that pleasure, so you could get one that didn't charge a monthly/annual fee for upkeep but it would break the first time your provider changes its format.
    and the fact that if you have a reasonable size of buddy list, the direct connection protocols are so "chatty" that your battery life would be abysmal and you would never be able to receive a phone call. The intermediate server guys like Verichat avoid this by optimizing the wireless side of things.

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