Microsoft Messenger for Mac

Microsoft Messenger for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 191 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    132,573
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 30, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    25.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    117
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #4 in Chat

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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 11 votes

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  • All Versions

    2.7

    out of 191 votes

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    • 4 star 40
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3 stars

"Some strange behavior"

January 22, 2012  |  By jscott418

 |  Version: Microsoft Messenger 8.0.1

Pros

Easy enough to use

Cons

Seems to sign you off because it says your signed in somewhere else?

Summary

This works OK on a Mac. But one strange behavior is that for example if I sign into my Hotmail on Safari the Messenger app signs me out? I realize their is a Messenger option in Hotmail page. But why does it sign out of Messenger? Other then that it works OK and provides a decent App.

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3 stars

"Works ok, but some glitches"

November 04, 2011  |  By galfromaway

 |  Version: Microsoft Messenger 8.0.1

Pros

Easy to use, visually clear

Cons

The biggest issue: Not being able to identify where you're logged in if booted off because you're supposedly logged in at another location.

Summary

For the most part it works fine. But it's frustrating to try to sort out a login glitch. On the PC version, you can identify where you're logged in if at different locations. On the Mac version, however, this option isn't available. I've currently stopped using the software because of this -- I've been booted multiple times a day, even though I only use one computer to login to Messenger, and log out after using Hotmail or Windows Live. Until that glitch is solved, I'll likely use another way to access Messenger.

Updated on Nov 4, 2011

In reading additional reviews, I've also encountered the "Crashing upon logging in" issue, multiple times in a day at times, but not every day.

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4 stars

"Friendly user"

October 09, 2011  |  By louie_656

 |  Version: Microsoft Messenger 8.0.1

Pros

It has everything on it.

Cons

Very slow to log in

Summary

Its a quite good application. It has the necessary things i need. Version 8 onward still has the features of the windows live but not quite surprising and more under active compared to other online messengers application.

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4 stars

"Actually pretty good"

May 20, 2011  |  By croupiac

 |  Version: Microsoft Messenger 8.0.1

Pros

It does what it says it'll do, it does it quite well. Audio and video chat.

Cons

Not many. It can take a while to log in, longer than YIM or iChat.

Summary

From version 8 onwards, it's actually quite a good application. Its feature set it still trails the Windows version, but that's not particularly surprising. It now video and audio chats on the public Live/Hotmail network, with Windows clients, which was the #1 complaint about the old versions. The corporate stuff has been pulled out into another app, simplifying and un-junking Messenger for the 99% of people who will never use OCS server. It also seems to be under more active development than YIM. Basically, a lot of people just don't like the Microsoft badge on it.

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4 stars

"Good but crashes and has trouble logging in."

December 12, 2010  |  By basic.woodworks

 |  Version: Microsoft Messenger 8.0

Pros

Good video
Allows to finally be able to AV chat with Windows users
Okay layout

Cons

Issues with logging in to account
Crashes a lot when initiating an AV chat
Lacks Winks capabilities that Windows users have
Does not show profile/avatar pictures

Summary

For the most part, this is a great and long awaited application. Though it does still need some... tweaking, It's a good program I enjoy, unless I'm unable to log in or it crashes. Thx Microsoft for releasing it and enabling me to finally have AV chats with far far away friends and family.

Updated on Dec 12, 2010

I never upgraded to Snow Leopard. Maybe that's why mine works (most of the time) on my machine. I'm given to understand that with Snow Leopard, one can stay with 32 bits or switch to 64. Is this the case ? Which Are you ? Are we sure that Messenger 8 is compatible with your OS ??

I'm just curious, is all.

iMac, OS X 10.5.8, 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, 1TB HD, 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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1 stars

"Crashes on launch"

November 17, 2010  |  By bierboy

 |  Version: Microsoft Messenger 8.0

Pros

None since it always crashes.

Cons

Crashes on launch in Snow Leopard

Summary

Nothing more to say other than it crashes every time I try to launch it.

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1 stars

"Constantly Crashed"

October 27, 2010  |  By mjnewman01

 |  Version: Microsoft Messenger 8.0

Pros

It never worked so there is nothing positive to state.

Cons

It constantly crashed and was unable to get it to work at all. Used AppZapper to get rid of it.

Summary

It never should have gotten out of beta.

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1 stars

"Almost Completely Worthless"

October 01, 2010  |  By Draconian_Saint

 |  Version: Microsoft Messenger 8.0b

Pros

you can log onto msn, sometimes.

Cons

glitchy, locks up, unreliable, virtually no features

Summary

if it didn't eat up my battery i would run windows7 in virtual machine before using the mac version of messenger.

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1 stars

"Very weak than windows version"

February 06, 2010  |  By shayal

 |  Version: Microsoft Messenger 7.0.2

Pros

simple interface than that of windows

Cons

status not saved. This sucks.
Menues not usable and not easily understood.

Summary

I feel it is weird.

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1 stars

"The worst ever"

June 10, 2009  |  By Reecyclable

 |  Version: Microsoft Messenger 7.0.2

Pros

I like nothing about it

Cons

never tells me wen i have a new messages besides always when i stat session keep telling me that evrery contact on line "Just star session" witch is not true

Summary

msn for mac suck!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.1
Allows users of Messenger for Mac to view icons for contacts of other Messenger clients, ability to suppress saving conversation history, detect multiple points of presence, and improve the stability of corporate accounts using the Microsoft Office Live Communications Server service.
General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date March 30, 2006
Date Added March 30, 2006
Version 5.1.1
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
Download Information
File Size 25.34MB
File Name Messenger8.0.1_ALL.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 132,573
Downloads Last Week 117
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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