Good Luck in our Archive!
If you've found yourself down here you really are in deep waters ;) Our Archive contains all the content previously featured on the site broken into sub-categories like Smileys, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, AIM and ICQ. When the content is placed here it's pretty much a 'dump and run' operation so there is no guarantee that the links will work and that all the graphics will load but every now and then you will find us lurking down here trying to relink the information so check back at a later date if you are really keen to get your hands on some specific information.
Perhaps the most extensive category in the archive is our Yahoo Messenger one where you will find information about Yahoo Messenger versions 4 and 5 which use to feature on the site as back then the content was relevant to the 'latest' version available. It also contains some 'historical' Yahoo Messenger information like screenshots of the previous versions which can be found under History, it dates back to version 644 which was the pre-smiley days :)) Smiley History shows you how the much loved Yahoo smileys have evolved over the years and our. Hall of Flame has some classic Yahoo error messages.
Happy fossicking ;)
Previous Instant Messaging Intro Page...
Instant messaging/paging has been around for a while now offering users the opportunity to engage in 'real time' text messaging with friends, family, colleagues or business contacts whenever you are online. Offering features such as file sharing, stock reports, email notification, automatic updates and personal chat rooms has added to their popularity with people becoming more and more dependant on the service as a means of communication and obtaining information.
As messaging allows you to do everything from 'talk' with your friends while you surf, to give a client the grand tour of a particular website it's hard not see why it's becoming an essential internet tool. Not to be overlooked in the popularity stakes is the fact that the majority of messenger programs are available freeware and unlike email where you are often subject to delays and need to check your inbox for new mail, messenger services deliver the typed text to the recipient as soon as you hit enter. It is this, which enables you to conduct a 'real time' conversation… the faster you type the more natural the flow of the conversation! There are a variety of messenger programs available, [MSN Messenger], [Yahoo Messenger], [AOL Messenger], [ICQ] to name a few, each offering their own services, support and individual features. With MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger you get a free web based email account, in fact you have to have an email account with Yahoo to use their messenger and with MSN you need to have a 'passport' at the very least…both of which are freeware so there's no cost involved. Having an additional web based account is no biggy and most users will find this quite useful. ICQ differs in that regard you get and account but its not a requirement.No matter what service you decide on you need to make sure that the person/people you wish to communicate with also have the same messenger installed. This is easy enough to arrange as most programs offer an 'invite' feature which will send an email to the person you specify inviting them to sign up and directing them to the download site. Simple! To come degree the system you have will dictate which programyou install but if you find your friends spread over a variety of programs there is nothing to stop you installing multiple messenger programs, in fact I'm sure you'll find quite a few people have quite a variety running at the same time. The two queries we receive the most is either how to DO the graphic smilies and how do you update.. so we've coverd all this and more othe pages detailed in their respective sections :-)
With that being said, happy IM'ing and if you run into problems using any of the messengers do swing by our [Support Forum] for some help :-)