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    What does IM do exactly for internet users? I've read people on this board use it to send files rather than e-mail the file? Why? Is this common?

    What is IRC, MIRC?

    Are the two names mentioned above the same as AOL Messenger?

    What is the best IM software?

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    dude, Ims let ya talk to people on line. Like a phone, but like when you are online. You can send files and even talk through it.

    Personally, i like yahoo IM and MSN. AIM is okay, but mine has been acting up on me lately.
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    Yep, IM programs usually use a 'buddy list' type set up that tells you when people you know are online. You can then buzz them for a chat, send them files etc. AOL IM seems the most popular here, but ICQ and yahoo messenger are also popular.

    Mirc is a program used to access IRC channels (internet relay chat). IRC is different to IM - what usually happens is you lose the Mirc program to log onto a server, then you can call up a list of chat rooms. Pick one that intrests you and join in!
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    Thanks guys/girls. I did already have an idea of what IM is. Sorry if my explanation was cloudy.

    I had IM when I had AOL way back when. You could only go AOL to AOL. I hate AOL, but from what I understand now. Anyone can have IM and you can be on different domains. At least I think that is correct.

    Yahoo, AOL IM, MSN, ICQ

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    Well yeh and no. as long as the person you wanna talk to has the same software your OK. doesnt matter if they are an AOL user or not.
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