Customizing your MSN Instant Messenger is simple and free with this software, although some of the graphics in the collection are outdated.
CustoMess has a cool interface with neatly laid categories to easily select and install the package you want. Packages include display pics, emoticons, backgrounds, and fonts. The program has six categories and two custom generators to make your own valentine candy messages and backgrounds.
With generous images per category, the best thing going here is that you won't have to add the pictures one by one and then create a keyboard shortcut for each as you normally would. CustoMess automatically adds each image from a package to your My Emoticons window and assigns a shortcut for you. You'll appreciate how quickly each package installs, although the program initially launches slowly when opened.
Many of the graphics included aren't the best we've seen, and they look dated. We also aren't sure how often updates are given. With that being the case, IM fans will like the variety and ease of use CustoMess provides.
CustoMess for MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger is an automatic installer for quality MSN emoticons, MSN display pictures, conversation window backgrounds, and emoticon fonts. With a minimum of clicks, CustoMess adds your choice of custom content directly into MSN Messenger 7, 7.5 and Windows Live Messenger 8. No more time wasted browsing the Web, saving to your hard drive, adding, and naming each image one by one. No messing around, payments, pin codes, spyware, and adware. New MSN Messenger content, often made by professional artists and cartoonists, is added all the time and surprise specials are offered for major occasions such as Valentine's Day, April Fool's Day, Halloween, and Christmas. Version 2.5 is perfectly compatible with Windows Live Messenger (aka MSN Messenger 8.0), currently in Beta. Also new is an instant background generator, with many more generators in the pipeline.