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Old 10-22-2006, 05:31 PM   #1
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instant massage problem


hi please could someone help me i set up 2 accounts whenever i access 1 account all details of 2nd account gets accessed tried removing 1 account but still got details of 2nd account sorry this is my 1st thread any help thanx
 
Old 10-22-2006, 05:34 PM   #2
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Your getting massages?, I assume you mean message?... oh well. How about following the forum guide so we can help you. What message service, what program, what distro, what hardware... yada yada...
 
Old 10-22-2006, 06:37 PM   #3
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Forgive me if I'm totally off the point here, but have a look around the system for GAIM or kopete, both will let you have multiple IM accounts like hotmail etc, and they work a treat

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Old 10-24-2006, 12:19 PM   #4
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instant message problem

thanx 4 the replies its msn using xandr os 3.0 i'm a bit of a dummy i think
and not very good at putting my problem over so here we go msn set up to my acc name but when i put my sons id in it allows me to access his acc and read all his messages etc is there any way of stopping this any more help be grateful
 
Old 10-24-2006, 12:55 PM   #5
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thanx 4 the replies its msn using xandr os 3.0 i'm a bit of a dummy i think
and not very good at putting my problem over so here we go msn set up to my acc name but when i put my sons id in it allows me to access his acc and read all his messages etc is there any way of stopping this any more help be grateful
Yes... Use Kopete. (was probably installed with your Xandros system)

Anything that starts with MS, should generally be avoided like the plague.

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Old 10-24-2006, 02:22 PM   #6
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Anything that starts with MS, should generally be avoided like the plague.
Aww, come on, not like the plaugue :-)

oldbstrd, I think that a soulution to your problem might be to set up a different account (linux user acount)for yourself and your son (sorry if I didn't get your problem right).

IndyGunFreak and Jayla are right in any case : if you want multiple accounts, you should get a multi-protocol client (GAIM, Kopete, and surely a few others...)
 
Old 10-24-2006, 04:17 PM   #7
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Aww, come on, not like the plaugue :-)

oldbstrd, I think that a soulution to your problem might be to set up a different account (linux user acount)for yourself and your son (sorry if I didn't get your problem right).

IndyGunFreak and Jayla are right in any case : if you want multiple accounts, you should get a multi-protocol client (GAIM, Kopete, and surely a few others...)
I could never get GAIM to work under Xandros. Don't know why, it would install correctly, etc, and then it would try to start, I'd get an hourglass for around 10sec, then it would crash and not start.

Kopete always worked fine. There's a couple other multi protocol IM programs floating around out there for Linux. The wikipedia link below might/might not be helpful to you

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...saging_clients

Kopete should allow you to set up separate user accounts like you want to, w/o setting up a totally different Xandros user...

I'll mess with it a bit and let you know.

IGF

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Old 10-24-2006, 04:44 PM   #8
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OK, this was the best I could come up with under Kopete...

I created 2 AIM accounts, this should work the same for MSN/Hotmail I imagine.

Open Kopete
Settings Menu/Configure/Accounts
After selecting New, choose the protocol you want to create, in my case, AIM
Screenname(I think MSN/Hotmail actually requires your Email address here)
Choose not to save your password, Exclude from Connect All
Then Next/Finish
You can enter your password, and sign in to your first account.

Create second account(your sons) with steps above. Obviously you can't sign on to his account because you don't know his password. Next/Finish. It should assign your sons account a custom color icon.

Lower right, you'll see two icons, one for you, if you signed on yours, yours should say Online, if you try to sign on his, it will ask for his password. Choose "Hide Offline Buddies" so that only your buddies are on your list.

I can't believe Kopete doesn't have a better way of handling this. Trillian does a very good job of handling multiple physical users. Maybe one of these days they'll port it for Linux. Maybe GAIM 2.0 will handle this better(its still in Beta)

IGF
 
Old 10-26-2006, 11:23 AM   #9
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msn setup probs

Big thanx 2 u all 4 u help i'll keep u informed of my progress
 
  


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