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The Windows Team blog announced XMPP compatibility with their MSN/Live IM network recently.

Have anyone tried to get iChat to work with MSN yet? (I'm not looking for Jabber transports)

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No, it is not implemented yet.

In the meanwhile, you can use Cocoon for MSN chat as an iChat extension.

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Wow, thank you! – yusf Dec 28 '11 at 23:52
This answer got a bit outdated I think. No updates (or anything) from Cocoon for a year. – Alenanno Aug 26 '12 at 14:24
@Alenanno Did it stop working? – Gerry Aug 26 '12 at 15:08
@Gerry I haven't even installed it, considering the project seems to be dead and seems it has been for a year. Not to mention it still had problems (failure to load avatars, no chance to add, block or remove contacts and so on). – Alenanno Aug 26 '12 at 15:18

As Gerry said, Cocoon is your only option at the moment - but it hasn't been touched in months, despite continued donations from users.

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^ should be a commment really. – yusf Aug 30 '12 at 8:51

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