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Alternative facebook messaging client?

Asked by rexpresso (920points) May 31st, 2010

I would like to use a local client for Facebook messages…

Something like Outlook Express but
– for FB messages instead of email
– for Mac OS X

Thanks!

And P.S.: I’m not talking about Instant Messages (Chat)

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6 Answers

Ivan's avatar

Well, there are browser plugins that let you read and compose Facebook messages.

theichibun's avatar

Digsby lets you connect to Facebook and chat that way. Pidgin does as well, although you needed a plugin to do that when I stopped using it.

bolwerk's avatar

http://code.google.com/p/pidgin-facebookchat/ – I tried this, but it seemed a bit buggy (but then Pidgin often is).

SmoothEmeraldOasis's avatar

May I ask why is it that would prefer to use an alternative method to the personal messaging that FB already has?

bolwerk's avatar

@SmoothEmeraldOasis – browsers are not for messaging or chatting. That’s why there are IM and chat (e.g., IRC) clients. Actually, browsers blow for e-mail and message forums too. The best alternatives are proper IMAP/POP3 clients and Usenet. However, ISPs have been cutting back on such services and commercialization is causing the Internet’s more interesting frontiers to close.

SmoothEmeraldOasis's avatar

@bolwerk Oh thank you for clarification. I am here to learn and share when I do know something to share. Have a wonderful day! ;-)

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