Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8.0.1 for Mac

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 2.3 (88 votes)

File Details

File Size 24.7 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Mac OS X
Date Added
Total Downloads 8,683
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Messenger for Mac

Publisher's Description

Messenger for Mac is an integrated communications client that enables you to communicate with contacts within and outside your organization. It is a Universal application that is built to run on both PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macs and makes it easy to take advantage of the full power of real-time communications.

Latest Reviews

mattnotley2004

mattnotley2004 reviewed v7.0.1 on Aug 13, 2008

What a joke... feature wise this is a disaster.

C'mon... Microsoft, one of the biggest if not the biggest corporation in the world... and they can't even get their cousin Messenger client right!

I bet it's a tactic to get ppl to go bak to Windows...
Most ppl use Mac simply to keep away from Widows. So I don't see it being all that effective.
They'll just use another Mac client.

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v7.0.1 on Jun 27, 2008

Messenger on the Mac is about as useful as Safari on the PC....What a joke, this is as bad as yahoo's mac offering. Adium is all you really have until it becomes easier to use Pidgin on a mac, but I personally dislike Adium for many reasons.

Jabber anyone? You can always just use gmail chat to talk to your contacts through transports if you don't want to use a client (though this will temporarily require psi or an equivalent to add the transport to your gmail/jabber account)

Morsel

Morsel reviewed v7.0 on Apr 30, 2008

Installed it. Feature-wise there isn’t much new features added compare to its Windows counterpart. And the download/upload transfer speed is still disastrous again compared to its Windows cousin.

bousozoku

bousozoku reviewed v7.0 on Apr 29, 2008

While this one apparently has audio and video included, they seem to be restricted to corporate accounts. It's better than it was, but it's definitely not a good solution, still.

I'll continue to use Mercury Messenger for video, although the latest Yahoo! Messenger beta (5 distinct beta releases in almost 3 years?) has voice capabilities and the ability to talk to Windows Live clients.

FrequentFlyer

FrequentFlyer reviewed v6.0 on Sep 28, 2006

Terrible release! No support for nickname, video and proper offline sorting.
Seems like this is a desperate release to keep the Mac community at bay again.
Use Adium X instead!

geekgirl

geekgirl reviewed v5.0 on Nov 29, 2005

Yesterday I downloaded MSN Messenger for Mac OS X 5.0 because some of my friends have it. What a nightmare. I had a .NET passport a long time ago with an old email and wanted to change it, but every link I clicked on was either dead or misdirected. I tried changing my profile through Preferences/Member Services, but instead of taking me to a web page it showed me the source code! I send an email to them for help but the first thing they said was to click on a link, which of course took me to a "404" page. How can any website be so malfunctional, especially by a big name? My only beef with AIM and YIM is being unable to send files, but I don't do a lot of that anyway.

BenDannyHunt1

BenDannyHunt1 reviewed v5.0 on Oct 27, 2005

meh this is perthetic!! microsoft boast about taking advantage of the power of msn yeh for what multiple file sharing and faster instant messenging. pshh like we do that much like i hardley fil share only accationally and isnt the instant meserging fast enouth? microsoft is wasting my time and everyones time why are they using the power for that anyway weres the webcam were the audio support becuase then the power would be worth while and not spent on a jumble of letters. im sick and tired of all my freinds having pcs becinag able to speak to each other and see each other while i have to spend hours finding programs that support that wiv microsoft. i reckon if u do webcam/audio support u may beat ichat becuase the ull e taking big advantage of what msn is capible of and everyone will be using it!! it dont really take a rocket scentist to figure that out?

NULLedge

NULLedge reviewed v5.0 on Aug 10, 2005

The consistency of disappointing messenger products for macs from Microsoft is a clear indication of their inability to give the consumer what it wants. Yahoo and AOL have had their ducks in a row for years. What exactly changed besides them going from a really bloated “msn” messenger to a slightly skinnier “Microsoft” messenger. A change in themes shouldn’t warrant a new version. If that’s all the genius barn over in Redmond can come up with, this will be the last Microsoft “release” I download for quite some time.

dmainzman

dmainzman reviewed v5.0 on Aug 10, 2005

MSN messenger in general sucks. I'm all for mac support (I'm really a mac person at heart... even though I'm on a PC... most of the time) but I'm against anything MSN. AIM and Yahoo do everything that MSN does plus more... and they're a LOT less annoying. It took me a week to figure out a way to uninstall MSN messenger from my PC. It's like adware that some people actually want to download.
And by the way, AIM really isn't bad. you can install it without all their dumb extra features (AOL browser, toolbar, etc) and then it's really quite useful. Yahoo, on the other hand... it's one of the glitchiest programs I've ever used... and a word of warning, do NOT download the new version 7. It's even worse.

Floodland

Floodland reviewed v5.0 on Aug 9, 2005

This is the Microsoft try to make OS X unconfortable, ugly and obsolete.
Fortunatly you have great alternatives, like Adiumx that works great for icq, yahoo, m$n and networks that you never heard of :D
In fact, if you bought a Mac, is a bad idea to load any M$ software. They are worse than the already buggy Windows ones, and that's too much.
M$N me$$enger sucks
Virtual PC Sucks (version 6 worked great, then, M$ bought and ruined it with version 7)
Office 2004: It sucks, is pretty slow and hang like hell.
Microsoft: Please make more hardware. Your hardware rules, and your software sucks (too much).

Avg. Rating 2.3 (88 votes)
Your Rating
mattnotley2004

mattnotley2004 reviewed v7.0.1 on Aug 13, 2008

What a joke... feature wise this is a disaster.

C'mon... Microsoft, one of the biggest if not the biggest corporation in the world... and they can't even get their cousin Messenger client right!

I bet it's a tactic to get ppl to go bak to Windows...
Most ppl use Mac simply to keep away from Widows. So I don't see it being all that effective.
They'll just use another Mac client.

improvelence

improvelence reviewed v7.0.1 on Jun 27, 2008

Messenger on the Mac is about as useful as Safari on the PC....What a joke, this is as bad as yahoo's mac offering. Adium is all you really have until it becomes easier to use Pidgin on a mac, but I personally dislike Adium for many reasons.

Jabber anyone? You can always just use gmail chat to talk to your contacts through transports if you don't want to use a client (though this will temporarily require psi or an equivalent to add the transport to your gmail/jabber account)

Morsel

Morsel reviewed v7.0 on Apr 30, 2008

Installed it. Feature-wise there isn’t much new features added compare to its Windows counterpart. And the download/upload transfer speed is still disastrous again compared to its Windows cousin.

bousozoku

bousozoku reviewed v7.0 on Apr 29, 2008

While this one apparently has audio and video included, they seem to be restricted to corporate accounts. It's better than it was, but it's definitely not a good solution, still.

I'll continue to use Mercury Messenger for video, although the latest Yahoo! Messenger beta (5 distinct beta releases in almost 3 years?) has voice capabilities and the ability to talk to Windows Live clients.

FrequentFlyer

FrequentFlyer reviewed v6.0 on Sep 28, 2006

Terrible release! No support for nickname, video and proper offline sorting.
Seems like this is a desperate release to keep the Mac community at bay again.
Use Adium X instead!

geekgirl

geekgirl reviewed v5.0 on Nov 29, 2005

Yesterday I downloaded MSN Messenger for Mac OS X 5.0 because some of my friends have it. What a nightmare. I had a .NET passport a long time ago with an old email and wanted to change it, but every link I clicked on was either dead or misdirected. I tried changing my profile through Preferences/Member Services, but instead of taking me to a web page it showed me the source code! I send an email to them for help but the first thing they said was to click on a link, which of course took me to a "404" page. How can any website be so malfunctional, especially by a big name? My only beef with AIM and YIM is being unable to send files, but I don't do a lot of that anyway.

BenDannyHunt1

BenDannyHunt1 reviewed v5.0 on Oct 27, 2005

meh this is perthetic!! microsoft boast about taking advantage of the power of msn yeh for what multiple file sharing and faster instant messenging. pshh like we do that much like i hardley fil share only accationally and isnt the instant meserging fast enouth? microsoft is wasting my time and everyones time why are they using the power for that anyway weres the webcam were the audio support becuase then the power would be worth while and not spent on a jumble of letters. im sick and tired of all my freinds having pcs becinag able to speak to each other and see each other while i have to spend hours finding programs that support that wiv microsoft. i reckon if u do webcam/audio support u may beat ichat becuase the ull e taking big advantage of what msn is capible of and everyone will be using it!! it dont really take a rocket scentist to figure that out?

NULLedge

NULLedge reviewed v5.0 on Aug 10, 2005

The consistency of disappointing messenger products for macs from Microsoft is a clear indication of their inability to give the consumer what it wants. Yahoo and AOL have had their ducks in a row for years. What exactly changed besides them going from a really bloated “msn” messenger to a slightly skinnier “Microsoft” messenger. A change in themes shouldn’t warrant a new version. If that’s all the genius barn over in Redmond can come up with, this will be the last Microsoft “release” I download for quite some time.

dmainzman

dmainzman reviewed v5.0 on Aug 10, 2005

MSN messenger in general sucks. I'm all for mac support (I'm really a mac person at heart... even though I'm on a PC... most of the time) but I'm against anything MSN. AIM and Yahoo do everything that MSN does plus more... and they're a LOT less annoying. It took me a week to figure out a way to uninstall MSN messenger from my PC. It's like adware that some people actually want to download.
And by the way, AIM really isn't bad. you can install it without all their dumb extra features (AOL browser, toolbar, etc) and then it's really quite useful. Yahoo, on the other hand... it's one of the glitchiest programs I've ever used... and a word of warning, do NOT download the new version 7. It's even worse.

Floodland

Floodland reviewed v5.0 on Aug 9, 2005

This is the Microsoft try to make OS X unconfortable, ugly and obsolete.
Fortunatly you have great alternatives, like Adiumx that works great for icq, yahoo, m$n and networks that you never heard of :D
In fact, if you bought a Mac, is a bad idea to load any M$ software. They are worse than the already buggy Windows ones, and that's too much.
M$N me$$enger sucks
Virtual PC Sucks (version 6 worked great, then, M$ bought and ruined it with version 7)
Office 2004: It sucks, is pretty slow and hang like hell.
Microsoft: Please make more hardware. Your hardware rules, and your software sucks (too much).

remmuh

remmuh reviewed v5.0 on Aug 9, 2005

Eh, it's not that big of a deal, I think I am switching back to Adium. In addition, it appears sort of bulky.

woodengod

woodengod reviewed v4.0 on May 6, 2004

Pathetic! No webcam/audio support, just new emoticons and support for MSN always changing protocol. Shall we wait until version 6?

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