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AIM messages in Gmail -- stop!

As of very recently, I'm getting AIM messages not just opening up in AIM, but also in my Gmail. I want to receive the messages in AIM, but I do not want to them also to appear as an email in Gmail. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Jul 22, 2014 - 7 answers

I only want to chat with YOU

I'm looking for an IM client that lets you appear "invisible" to some people and not others. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Apr 29, 2014 - 20 answers

Replacement for GTalk with similar functionality?

Ideally, I need a windows client and/or browser interface, an android client, and an iOS client. I would like synchronization (to be able to change devices and continue conversation cleanly). I need a standard chat log. I would love the chat log to be on an online platform so it can be easily downloaded/forwarded/searched. [more inside]
posted by erisraven on Oct 14, 2013 - 10 answers

A Gmail/Google/GTalk chat alternative

It's an old cry now - to get out of Google's claws. Mail, calendar and everything. However, I always find one thing missing. Chat is never talked about. As a matter of fact this one is the difficult most. You need to have added all those chat contacts and they in turn have had to added you(approved) you back, unlike email where you just need to fine an email and the receiver gets it unless you were specifically blocked. So, let's discuss how to release our chatting app/service free from the claws of Google/Facebook/Skype &c and still be able to: [more inside]
posted by amar on Mar 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Changes in Google Hangout Chat Window

I want to know why in Google Hangout it no longer says "Theirname is typing..." when the other person in the hangout is typing in the chat window (or "Theirname has entered text" when they've written something but haven't sent it). It's gone, and I miss it and want an explanation so I can move on with my life. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Feb 14, 2013 - 4 answers

Encrypted chat between mobile devices?

The best and simplest way to communicate between a smallish number of (known) people, on a few different devices, with encryption? [more inside]
posted by running order squabble fest on Feb 5, 2013 - 6 answers

It's like the perfect chat program WITH THE MOST ANNOYING FLAW IN THE WORLD.

Is there any way whatsoever to stop those annoying gray semi-transparent status updates ("John Smith went idle" "Karen Black became available") in Ichat? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 1, 2010 - 2 answers

Lemme talk to you, I need some conversation.

Is there a web based app I can use to IM with members of my department without having to install anything on our computers? [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Apr 19, 2010 - 12 answers

2 Domain, 2 Server Redundancy with Jabber/XMPP?

I'm looking to set up an XMPP/Jabber server with minimum hassle, with one major requirement: I want to run the service for 2 domains across two servers, each acting as backup/redundancy for the other. [more inside]
posted by d7415 on Jan 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Don't want to work... want to get paid for chatting instead!

Anyone know of any good internet based IM sites... [more inside]
posted by spotty_dog on Jul 20, 2007 - 16 answers

AOL IM unwanted sound

Don't want that sound when sending an AOL IM response. [more inside]
posted by sandra194 on Jun 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Character at a time chatting?

What happened to character-by-character chat? I miss the intimacy, subtle nuances of meaning, and most of all the ability to interrupt one another and complete one another's sentences that was inherent in old-school unix 'talk'. How can I replicate this nowadays? [more inside]
posted by dmd on May 21, 2007 - 21 answers

Chat without IM software?

Is there a website that people can use to chat and IM without actually using the the IM software? I thought I had read about such a site in an article about teens outsmarting the filters on their school computers, but I cannot remember what the site was called. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by foxinthesnow on Jan 3, 2007 - 22 answers

Can I get away with IMing at work if I stick to Gtalk?

Chat-at-Work-Filter: In my line of consulting I end up working at a number of client sites where the client's IT department has succeeded in convincing management that Instant Messaging is the devil... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2006 - 25 answers

Help My Away Messages Grow

I am trying to create a brief weekly calendar for work of upcoming events that will be posted as an AOL IM away message that people can check throughout the week. How can I create a longer AIM away message than the default allows? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Nov 28, 2006 - 7 answers

Is there an IM client that will allow voice chat from behind a firewall?

Is there an IM client that will allow voice chat from behind a firewall? I can change my settings but the person I'm trying to talk to is sitting behind a Linksys router with default firewall settings and is unwilling to let me change them.
posted by Krrrlson on Nov 22, 2004 - 6 answers

How can I tell when my IM buddies are online?

Isn't there a site or application which can monitor the times at which your chat/ messenger contacts are online? I've done some serious Googling and MeFi searching on this but have turned up nothing, so maybe I'm searching for the wrong thing.
posted by skylar on Aug 10, 2004 - 4 answers

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