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Any suggestion on a good messaging utility ?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by popps, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. popps

    popps Always Present
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    Often, when playing games, one comes to get asked whether, for better contacting, one uses this or that messaging utility of the many out there.

    Of course, the utitlities out there are not all the same and all have their pros and cons.

    Does anyone have any suggestion of one that is good to use ?

    One that is safe to use, which means one that does not let out one's own IP address, can be set not to accept files or anything which could be a threat to one's own computer security and things like that.

    Also, a utility that allows to send and receive messages with the other various messaging utilities out there so that one does not necessarily have to have any specific utility to keep in contact with someone using it.

    Anyways, any good suggestions ?

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. Uvtha

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    Get AIM or ICQ, then use pidgin so you can message anyone using anything.

    Thats what I do anyway.
     
  3. WarUltima

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    *2nd personality kicks in*... here's my reply to your suggestion.

    Thanks for quick reply. But I do not want to use AIM or ICQ because people will try to screw me over. By using the said program opens up ports in my system in order to communicate with others. I do not want to use MSN, because random people adds me and there are a lot of spams. Again please do not suggest something so stupid like AIM or ICQ where it's cearly very dangerous that people might use it to their advantages and hack my computer and put key logger on my PC and steal all my precious UO accounts. You people always try to trick me into using something, and I am not stupid so I wont use MSN/ICQ/AIM/Y!Messenger/Skype/Gtalk ect and get myself screwed over and lose everything. Thanks for your suggestions tho.

    So anyways anyone knows any good messaging utility that I can use?

    Oh and have anyone gotten 120 fishing PS yet? It is so stupid that I am higher skilled and turned in higher fishing quests and get so stupid baits for my rewards. UO reward system is UP SIDE DOWN. PLEASE FIX EVERYTHING!|!||!!111one1||!eleven!11ll1!
     
  4. Babble

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  5. Sevin0oo0

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    I know all about the many Rumors w/ ICQ, all BS. Had it for 13? yrs, Never got an unwanted file, message, or friend add, etc. Set the permissions correctly the First time & you won't have any problem.
    But this isn't for You, is it?

    Meanwhile I say use

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    Everything needs to be traceable, foils alkida, ya know?
     
  6. send a letter!

    is the same as icq,aim,msn.. but.. for the younger players.. its written on paper!
     
  7. MalagAste

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    I use Trillian ...... that way I can have AIM, ICQ, Yahoo and MSN along with many other popular things. Trillian PRO is easy to use and allows me to save all my messages for future reference..

    Also I too have heard rumors of ICQ but I've had it almost 10 years and never had a problem at all. Sure I get a few requests from some folk in weird writting of some sort but if you are smart and ALWAYS check the identity of who's sending you a request before accepting then you are fine. I get those weird requests and I just deny and block every time. You can set it up to not allow any requests at all... which is easier then all you have to do is add people yourself... much safer that way. But I usually know who's sending me a request and when anyway.

    But like I said I like Trillian it puts all those in one and that way no matter what your friends use you can add them.
     
  8. Cloak&Dagger

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    Pidgin or Trillian. uh...there is another one, Digsby maybe? I forget if that is accurate.

    Of course you could always do your own due diligence and simply visit Download.com (run by cnet) and search for chat programs, look at reviews by the editors and users....Ya know, draw your own conclusions.
     
  9. Willard

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    2nd That~!

    I have also used ICQ sence it was released and Never, Never have I had a problem. The only people in my ICQ are people I actually play with in UO and it is not linked to FB or any other site or program. If you are smart about using the program and set your security to a level you are comfortable with....I see no problem using ICQ. Like I said---I have for many years!
     
  10. popps

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    Thanks to all for the advice, I will read the info pages for the programs or web sites suggested to try make up my mind and also do some search for more info that could be usefull.

    Thanks again.