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Occasionally I am not able to sign in to Microsoft Messenger. I have to repeatedly retry and sign in for 15 minutes or so to successfully log on.

It wasn't a network or account problem. I could use meebo and it just log on and stays ok. What is causing my Messenger.Mac not logging on?

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On iChat, I do not see Messenger for Mac to be an option:

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As a comment, in case you aren't aware of, you can log to MSN from ichat. –  latusaki Mar 13 '12 at 2:17
    
see edited question. No, I don't see that on iChat.. –  KMC Mar 13 '12 at 4:34
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There is a free component which you install and you can do it. I have done it my self. Although you are only allowed to chat no video calls.Component is called Cocoon. Also you can do it through jabber. –  latusaki Mar 13 '12 at 5:36
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