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Instant messenger...

Ok, as basically a non-user of IM technology this might be a dumb question...

I'd like to be able to use IM with my wife at work - she can't install anything on her computer but does have internet/email access. Does AOL, MSN, Yahoo, etc offer a way for her to use IM via a website (vs the installed software) and communicate with me at home using iChat, MSN, whatever? She's using a PC at work and I'm on a Mac at home, if that makes a difference.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!


Jan. 10th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
My office has the site blocked. But have your wife type in "AIM Express" into google. That's the web version of AOL's IM. Do you use imac stuff, or aol IM? That'll make a difference. I have no idea about msn.
Jan. 10th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
Cool. Thanks!

Ideally, I'd like to use iChat on my mac, but I can use whatever to accomodate what my wife has to use. My experience with this is basically zero, so I'm open to anything...

I'll let you know how it works out!

Jan. 11th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
yes, but ichat will let you use either imac or aol instant messaging. So if you're on imac, and you're wife's on aol instant messanger, your lines are crossed, and nothing is accomplished. You should figure out what you're using so you can tell her, or switch to whatever you need to switch to to get the job done. :)

hope that's not too late!

IMing is great - if you get stuck, comment on my journal and i'll try to email you back from work asap.