How to chat with msn contacts using Opera built-in IRC!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 9:36:15 PM
1. Select Tools > Mail and chat accounts.
2.Create a New Chat (irc) account and click next.
3.Fill the forms with your name, msn email adress and your nick.
4.When you have to choose the server name, type "im.sixxs.net" ( the default one is OperaNet)
5.At this point you should have a tab open in opera with the title "&bitlbee". Select it and type "register" followed by your password and press enter.
6.In the same space write " account add" followed by the protocol, the username and the password. In this case you have to write " account add msn yourwindowsliveemail yourwindowslivepassword". Press enter.
7.Now write "account on" and you should be ready to talk with your msn friends from Opera!
One last thing: when you log into opera chat, in order to use the msn chat you have to choose the "im.sixxs.net" channel and then type "identify" followed by the password you entered in step 5.
Now you have a very simple and efficent chat without annoying images, rings and animations...Enjoy!
Ps. You can't send or receive files in this way but as opera users you should overcome the problem using Opera Unite