Gtmess is a console msn messenger client for linux and other unix (POSIX) systems. Apart from the basics (chat windows, file transfers), it offers full unicode (utf-8) support and some advanced features like spoofing the typing user, detection of users that login as invisible etc.
Great little program. Nice and quick and you get to see all the raw details. Beats finch imo. Compiled in a jiffy too! The only little 'gotchas' I've encountered are: - Sometimes it takes a long time to reopen a "switchboard session" with someone. Not sure if this is MSN or gtmess's fault. - Talking to offline persons seems to be impossible when the switchboard session automatically expires after 1 minute's inactivity Looking forward to the next version!