Alternative to Yahoo Messanger?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by homesick1337, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. homesick1337

    homesick1337 Computer Lover

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    Someone told me there is a alternative to Yahoo Messanger , if so what is it called and where can I get it?

    Is it true it stops bots from spamming you etc while using yahoo messanger?


    Thank you,
    HOMESICK1337
     
  2. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    I've never personally been spammed on Yahoo!

    If you are talking about alternative networks, you could try out ICQ, MSN, etc.

    If you are talking about clients, you can check out Miranda, Trillian, or Gaim. There are more out that, but those seem to be the most popular.

    http://www.miranda-im.com - Miranda
    http://gaim.sourceforge.net - GAIM
    http://www.trillian.cc - Trillian
     
  3. homesick1337

    homesick1337 Computer Lover

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    Well what I was talking about is somethign that does the same thing as Yahoo Messenger but with more settings and things disabled.

    A example would be Kazza Lite being the better version of kazza by removing the banners, spware etc.

    Someone told me there is something similar for Yahoo Messenger that disables the bots from messaging your nick name and spaming you with porn URLS.


    If anyone here knows what its called and where I can download this please let me know , I greatly appreciate it.
     
  4. dom02

    dom02 OSNN Junior Addict

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    like he said, trillian, miranda, and gaim. Their multiprotocal chat clients, including yahoo, and don't have spyware or banners or any of that garbage.