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5 lightweight alternatives to MSN Messenger.


Here are 5 lightweight and free alternatives to MSN Messenger. Enjoy!

  • Instan-T Messenger. Glitzy multi-network chat client. MSN, AOL, Yahoo!, ICQ.
  • SIM-IM. Open Source instant messenger for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Geeky?
  • Jabber. Famous MSN alternative, huge developer community and very extensible.
  • Miranda IM. Tiny, floppy disk sized client with over 350 plugins available.
  • Easy Message. 240kb gives MSN, AOL, ICQ and Yahoo! Also POP3 monitoring.


  • Thanks mate! im looking for a lightweight client a long time ago, cheers!


  • hey i'm at a boarding school that blocks all of theseis there any way i can use messenger?

    • try using web-based messenger clients. one example is ebuddy, but shop around and see which suits you.


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