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Escargot is described as 'custom-written server built to recreate the older MSN Messenger server architecture, used back when Microsoft still had the servers running. The code to recreate the servers works for versions of MSN up to 8' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are four alternatives to Escargot for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is ICQ, which is free. Other great apps like Escargot are Emesene, aMSN and Phoenix AOL And Yahoo.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

Escargot is a custom-written server built to recreate the older MSN Messenger server architecture, used back when Microsoft...

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    ICQ

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • Symbian S60
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    ICQ is one of the oldest instant messengers. First developed by the Israeli company Mirabilis, sold to AOL, sold again and currenly owned by the Russian "mail.ru" group (known for one of the largest social networks).

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    ICQ for Windows
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    Emesene

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    emesene is an instant messenger capable of connecting to various networks and utilizing different graphical toolkits. Currently msn and jabber are supported through papyon and xmppy, which allows emesene to connect to various IM services such as GTalk, Facebook Chat, etc.

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    Discontinued

    Development is dormant, but source code is available at Github. Last version, 2.12.9, released on September 06, 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    aMSN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    aMSN is a free open source MSN Messenger clone.

    ⚫︎ PortableaMSN can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The project is dead. The last release was on May 2012 according to SourceForge.

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  4. Phoenix AOL And Yahoo

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Phoenix is a rivalry of escargot but featuring AIM and Yahoo messenger instead of MSN. Yahoo and AIM users (connected to phoenix server) text each other.

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