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14-07-2012, 09:22 PM
Hi Guys, been a while since i have posted here. 12 days a go I joined the ranks of mac users, loving it but... I use msn messenger heaps and for some reason i am really struggling to get it running on the mac. I have the latest version of iMac, have installed and reinstalled v8.0.1 man messenger etc etc. contacts i have are only showing as offline when i know they are online, i don't show as online to them. my friends are all windows users but surely they should still be showing online. I have googled the crap out of the problem and can't find a solution that works. I have tried all sorts, anyone out there who has had the same problems?

thanks in advance

14-07-2012, 10:13 PM
Sounds like a firewall/networking issue. Have you got any 3rd party firewalls installed?

14-07-2012, 10:20 PM
No Mac is stock standard. Have checked firewalls etc, no aftermarket security installed

15-07-2012, 10:44 PM
Messenger wouldn't work on my MacBook either, but you can use Skype chat, or I chat, or AOL chat.


19-07-2012, 08:02 PM
yeah i have used all of the above but i want to use man!! surely i can. when i log into man and trillion etc it tells me i have mail in my hotmail account but won't tell me i have contacts online!!

19-07-2012, 08:29 PM
Can't you use iChat to log into MSN?

19-07-2012, 11:03 PM
You could use Adium, its the only IM program I run on my mac