gtmess is a console MSN Messenger client for Linux and other Unix systems that conform to the POSIX standard. It supports the MSNP9 protocol version. Apart from the basic stuff like file transfers and chat windows, it offers some advanced features like message logging, contact list cleanup, spoofing the typing user (on some clients), and a popup notifier (via Tcl/Tk). It is UTF-8 compliant.
Release Notes: This version features a new menu system, selectable contacts in the contact list, and a URL parser, along with several minor enhancements and bugfixes.
Release Notes: This version supports transparent backgrounds. The line editor has been enhanced, allowing multi-line messages and infinite message length. There is also a built-in feature to help clean-up of contact lists. Several bugs have been fixed.
Release Notes: This version offers, among other things, a new window bar, full console logging, and sound effects.
Release Notes: This version offers full Unicode (UTF-8) support for input and output, aliases, terminal window resizing, auto-idle, and auto-login. Some portability issues have been fixed, and the source should compile on more platforms.
Release Notes: A bug that prevented successful logins after 14 Nov 2003 has been fixed.