Back to main

MSN OR WINDOWS MESSENGER CLIENT SOFTWARE
So, you're a newbie to the 'wonderful' world of MSN Messenger? Then how the hell did you get to this page?? Strange.. Anyway, get the latest version in this download section. For those having problems with certain builds, just wait until I upload old-school MSN Messenger versions...

..:: MSN MESSENGER CLIENTS ::..

MSN Messenger for Windows by Microsoft no rating, ofcourse..
download
comments: Public download straight from the MSN servers.

MSN Messenger for Windows 4.6 for Windows 9x, Me, 2000 or NT4 by Microsoft no rating, ofcourse..
download
comments: Direct download (more info in here).

Windows Messenger 4.6 for Windows XP by Microsoft no rating, ofcourse..
download
comments: Direct download (more info in here). Official add-ins can be downloaded here.

MSN Messenger for MAC by Microsoft no rating, ofcourse..
download
comments: Public download straight from the MSN servers.

MSN Messenger Force for your Palm, handheld or Pocket PC by Ruksun no rating, ofcourse..
download
comments: Public download of the latest version. 30-day evalution only :(


..:: MSN MESSENGER OLD SCHOOL NOSTALGIA ::..

MSN Messenger 1.0 for Windows by Microsoft no rating, ofcourse..
download
comments by Alan Cohen (PC Magazine, December 12, 1999): "You'll need a Hotmail account to get started with the 325K MSN Messenger download. It's not surprising that the MSN client is missing basic features, such as file transfer, text formatting, or the ability to organize contacts into groups." and "MSN Messenger possesses two features users will like: the first is an alert that tells you when a contact is writing a message to you. The second is a command to invite contacts to an online game or NetMeeting session. But it's not enough to make MSN Messenger 1.0 our choice for business messaging."

MSN Messenger 2.0 for Windows by Microsoft no rating, ofcourse..
download
comments by Christopher Jeffery (Cyberguru): "Some of the newer features include "Rich Text" - The ability to insert coloured and fancy styles of fonts into your messages. An "Mail" button on the toolbar - this is my favourite new feature, allowing easier access to Hotmail and able to tell how many new messages there are. Larger advertising panel - MSN calls it "news and headlines", but I bet it eventually becomes advertising. "Always on Top" - keeps MSN Messenger on top (meaning the foreground) of all other programs that you are running.
Extra juicy bits - And a number of so-called "Usability improvements" and "easier setup" - neither of which could I discover.

MSN Messenger 2.2 for Windows by Microsoft no rating, ofcourse..
download
comments: none

MSN Messenger 3.0 for Windows by Microsoft no rating, ofcourse..
download
comments by Gregg Keizer (CNET.COM): "Microsoft has bolstered MSN with a few more long-missing tools. Now, MSN transfers files to buddies, sends messages to pagers and Web-ready cell phones, and--we love this--lets you sign up without a Hotmail email account. And Messenger is still conveniently integrated with other Microsoft apps. It notifies you when you receive new Hotmail messages, for instance, displays your buddies within Outlook Express, and boasts a link on Internet Explorer's menu (versions 5 and later)." and "Once just a dull boy, Messenger 3.0 stakes out territory that rivals must match to stay in the race."

MSN Messenger 3.5 for Windows by Microsoft no rating, ofcourse..
download
comments: none

MSN Messenger 3.6 for Windows by Microsoft no rating, ofcourse..
download or download here
comments: none

MSN Messenger 4.5 for Windows by Microsoft no rating, ofcourse..
download
comments: none


..:: MSN MESSENGER HISTORY ::..

So, exactly HOW many builds do you think Microsoft has released before 4.5?...

MSN Messenger 1.0 and up

MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0863, July 22, 1999
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0867, July 24, 1999 1200 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0869, July 24, 1999 1720 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0870, July 26, 1999 1100 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0872, July 28, 1999 0800 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0873, July 30, 1999 0100 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0874, July 30, 1999 1800 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0875 - 0879
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0880, August 5, 1999 1800 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0881, August 6, 1999 2300 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0882, August 9, 1999 1900 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0883, August 11, 1999 2300 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0884, August 18, 1999 0900 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0885, August 18, 1999 2330 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0886, August 20, 1999 1730 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0888, August 25, 1999 2200 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0889, August 28, 1999 0900 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0890, September 9, 1999 1045 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0891, September 10, 1999 1045 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0892, September 18, 1999 1700 EDT
MSN Messenger Version 1.0.0893, September 21, 1999, 2345 EDT

MSN Messenger 2.0 and up

MSN Messenger Version 2.0.0083, November 16, 1999
MSN Messenger Version 2.0.0084, December 3, 1999
MSN Messenger Version 2.0.0085, December 7, 1999
MSN Messenger Version 2.1.1047, February 22, 2000
MSN Messenger Version 2.2.1053, April 3, 2000

MSN Messenger 3.0 and up

MSN Messenger 3.0 3.0.0080, May 29, 2000
MSN Messenger 3.0 3.0.0283, July 20, 2000

MSN Messenger 3.0 3.0.0285, July 22, 2000
MSN Messenger 3.0 3.0.0286, August 10, 2000
MSN Messenger 3.5 3.5.0077, November 15, 2000
MSN Messenger 3.6 3.6.0024, January 20, 2001
MSN Messenger 3.6 3.6.0025, February 2, 2000
MSN Messenger 3.6 3.6.0026, April 19, 2001
MSN Messenger 3.6 3.6.0028, July 24, 2001
MSN Messenger 3.6 3.6.0039, August 8, 2001

(source: Meeting By Wire)

!!! PLEASE REPORT BROKEN OR CORRUPT LINKS HERE !!!