View Full Version : The best Instant Messenger??
June 1st, 2003, 05:35 PM
What's the best (for privacy) Instant Messenger?
Or any techniques or programs to help with the
Thanks in advance!
June 1st, 2003, 07:39 PM
While you wait for other answers, have a look at these threads (below). They contain references to a couple products (like Trillian) which may be among the better available messaging applications.
Secure IM/ICQ possible? (http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=9694)
Easy Message Express 2.2 (http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=3929)
Attym - Universal Instant Messaging Client (http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=9485)
June 1st, 2003, 11:17 PM
I think Trillian uses encryption when you use it for AIM and ICQ. If i'm wrong please correct me. :)
June 1st, 2003, 11:20 PM
Trillian does encrypt AIM and ICQ you communication with others. :)
June 3rd, 2003, 05:17 AM
miranda is by far my favourite: http://www.miranda-im.org/
very small, non-obtrusive, no ads or junk, stable, open source
comes with plugins for msn,yahoo etc (in addition to the default icq) as well as hundreds of other plugins for virtually everything u can imagine
June 13th, 2003, 10:29 PM
ya might wanna take a look at this one vista
i have got the link just not but ill add it later when i find it
its a unified IM and can connect to icq yahoo msn etc i only been trying this out a day or 2 but i like it its smaller and less bloated than some of the other IMs out there like icq
while it does contain some features that i would consider unnecessary bloat on the whole its not bad at all its better that some of the other multi protocol Ims i have tried
though i do have one or 2 minor grumbles about it because it doesn't have some of the feature which i think all Ims should have such as searching for random users
because this is what Ims are all about making new friends but its hard to find new users to chat to unless you have some way to search for em but other than that id give it 8 out of 10 not a bad app at all and its free and its also spy and adware free which is a huge bonus for me
because one of the most aggravating things to me is programs that are bloated with unessery features and then further bloated by adware spyware
i could also recommend easy messenger thats another small unified IM how ever it is still new and lacks some of the more necessary ability's such as encryption but it is coming along and i think before long this will become one of the better IMs and the author is strictly against bloat and would prefer to keep the program small and fast which is a plus and this one is also freeware and free from ads and spyware
hope this helps
June 16th, 2003, 08:23 PM
i also use Miranda-IM and never had a problem with it.
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