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 Internet Trillian Basic - all in one instant messaging client
I've used Trillian on and off through the years and the one thing that has stayed the same is that they keep on improving it. Trillian now supports more chat services than ever. It's also one of the few clients that also supports IRC chats. If you are like me and you belong to Yahoo!, MSN, AIM, ICQ, and a few others, you'll appreciate the ability to have them all open at once without your computer slowing down from the heavy load.
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Quote from the website - Trillian is a fully featured, stand-alone, skinnable chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC. It provides capabilities not possible with original network clients, while supporting standard features such as audio chat, file transfers, group chats, chat rooms, buddy icons, multiple simultaneous connections to the same network, server-side contact importing, typing notification, direct connection (AIM), proxy support, encrypted messaging (AIM/ICQ), SMS support, and privacy settings.
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