There is no shortage of communication software online. Many companies create messengers that help in contacting other around the world with the same messenger for completely no cost. This is quite alright until the software becomes a place for the company to push you with an influx of advertisements. Along with this popular company communications tools are filled with spammers who keep on the lookout for email Idâ€™s of other users and begin mailing them useless mails. Many of these spam messages is also filled with hackers who are on the lookout for passwords and credit card details. Hence it is best that these softwares are not used on business computers or even a computer on which you shop online on. There are many alternatives for messengers such as Yahoo messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Lime Wire, Microsoft Net Meeting, mIRC and many others.
You can opt for other softwares that will other equally useful and open source softwares. Adium is an instant messenger that comes for Adium 1.2.4. It can connect to other messengers such as ICQ, AIM, .MAC and MSN. Others messengers can be designed to use loggeg into using this software. Of you are tired of a failing MSN Messenger, then you can go for eMSN. eMSN is a clone for MSN messenger that has many more features than the original one. If you refer a software the helps in VoIP, you can use Ekiga which will help connect to other or a vice chat. Emesene is a replacement for Windows Live Messenger and can also help to log into other accounts. It also has a built in email reader. Evolution is a popular email client that can replace Microsoft Outlook on Linux and Unix based computers. It had an unstable start, but with the help of the dedicated linux community, it is much better in many ways than Outlook.