May 17, 2001 at 9:01 pm #8120
Here’s a new (to me) instant messenger that, like Odigo, is interoperable with a number of other IM clients, including AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger and ICQ. Check out http://www.imici.com.
Edited by – Jeff on 05/17/2001 4:02:24 PMMay 18, 2001 at 2:31 am #69670
A quick update on Imici:
I’ve got it running at home and tested it with AIM, MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger. Since the latest versions of all of these IM clients store your buddy list on their servers, Imici was able to retreive those with no problem.
The user interface is very clean and professional. No “cute” icons for your buddies. Also, you cannot rename your buddies. In fact, for MSN Messenger, your buddies appear by their email name instead of the friendly name they specify.
Person-to-person chat works fine with all three, and supposedly you can also do group chat (again, with all three), though I haven’t tested that yet.
ICQ is the other IM client Imici integrates with, but I seldom use ICQ and none of my ICQ buddies were online for me to test (or else, maybe it doesn’t work!). I’ll keep you posted…
BigBlueBall.com ModeratorMay 18, 2001 at 7:13 pm #69671isayx3Member
If logged Imici to AOL the client crashes. When I log in to yahoo messenger my bubby list looks fine but no one online. Yet when i close it and open YM there are buddies online.
So this has potential but too many problems for now (at least on my system).
EdMay 19, 2001 at 7:43 pm #69669
More about Imici…a BIG problem with Imici is security. If you share your computer with other people, you may not want to use Imici. It currently doesn’t prevent any other user from logging on and automatically connecting to your other IM accounts!
Hopefully they’ll fix this, and soon!
BigBlueBall.com ModeratorMay 29, 2001 at 10:16 am #69673rustedtightMember
The version of Imici that I have is password protected, as is my email address that is requied to retrieve my Imici password. Thats enough to foil the average user I think. However as a sole user on my computer its not a major concern, but of interest certainly.
Interoperability? yup its got that and it works, unlike odigo that this past week lost AIM once again.
A vote of confidence? OK put me down for a positive vote, it works, its interoperable, and it looks neat…… God I miss those adverts.May 29, 2001 at 6:41 pm #69668
Yes, the Imici account is password protected, but if I hit “cancel” it skips the Imici login, but goes ahead and auto-logs in to AIM and Yahoo!
I contacted Imici technical support and they said this is a known bug that will be fixed in the next release.May 31, 2001 at 2:51 pm #69672rustedtightMember
Ouch! thats a mean bug. Kinda like windows huh? and that bug has been there since win 95 that I’m aware of. Bummer.
Now I see your concern. lets hope these guys are faster than Redmond.
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