This will show you how to use ichat or imessage to talk to msn on osx, without using the jabber method.

  • go to cocoon.drinkbrainjuice.com
  • download and install their (beta) plugin
  • open ichat > preferences > accounts
  • click ‘add’
  • pick ‘MSN’ from the list
  • enter your details!

You now have MSN in your ichat / imessage, without using jabber transports!

also, microsoft just announced that they have opened up xmpp for msn, but it requires a special auth, so we may see more ways to do this in the future!