Mercury Messenger

Version: 1.9 || Release Date: 2008-04-07 || License: Freeware App Owner: pertu

Mercury is a Java-based MSN client (and upcoming Jabber client)

With Mercury you can do the same things as with your normal MSN messenger.

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9 Opinions

Hello, this client is Java-based. Does it even matter that it supports webcam and voice when it'll take ten minutes to display each frame? I gladly use Adium instead; having the extra features isn't worth using a Java app. Same went for Azureus back when it still had a feature advantage over other BitTorrent clients.

1.) Why would any Mac user want to use JAVA?

2.) Especially when the app does "the same things as your normal MSN messenger" (and worse yet, not to mention why anyone would want to use MSN either, for that matter).

Actually the 1.9 RC9 is available here:
Version 1.9 looks quite nice.

Fore more info, see wikipedia.

The RC for version 1.9 is available on Mercury's forums (requires registration).

The key to this client as apposed to Adium, aMSN, MSN Messeger for Mac, is that not only can you now do webcams, but you can actually do simultanious video AND voice, request AND send all at the same time. If your looking for a client that supports webcams but do not need voice, then check out aMSN. Ya it is ugly, but if you need full duplex voice/video its currently your only cross-compatible MSN client (as of 8/20/06)

I have been using mercury Messenger for quite some time and actually prefer it to Adium. Growl support is a real plus.

Not beautiful by default by latest versions come with decent aqua look. Only one that allows webcam and receiving animated emoticons.

Ugly client, but the only one I know of that'll capture and convert webcam sessions to Quicktime, so I keep it around.

Ugliest messenger client I have ever used. Also the hardest to understand/use.