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Koolim Web Messenger

Web Messengers that allow you to connect to Instant Messenger networks are becoming extremely popular because they make it possible to connect to those networks and chat with your buddies and contacts from computers where it is not possible to install Instant Messenger software.

Meebo was one of the first Web Messengers that I wrote about and Koolim is a comparable service which has the advantage that it is not that popular yet (update Meebo has been bought by Google and is no longer offering its services).

Popular web services like Meebo get blocked from school, university and work networks quite frequently and it is always nice to have an ace - Koolim - in your sleeve. Koolim should work even if the computer you are working with is protected by a firewall.

Koolim supports the major Instant Messenger networks: AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk and ICQ plus several lesser known networks such as Jabber, X-Fire and Gadu-Gadu.

Every user has the option to either log into any of the IM networks by entering his username and password or by signing up to Koolim and handling matters from the inside.

koolim web messenger

Update: Koolim is still around on the Internet and you still have options to sign in on any of the supported services right away from the home page of the service, or by creating a Koolim account first and managing things from the inside instead. There is also an option to install it as a Firefox sidebar in the web browser if that is preferred.

The services supported right now are: AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, ICQ, Gadu-Gadu and Xfire. What's interesting is that you can sign into multiple services at the same time.

Update 2: Koolim has been discontinued. It is no longer available, and when you try to access the site, you will receive a warning message. An alternative is Plus.im.

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  1. Myriah said on September 14, 2007 at 11:30 pm
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    hey this is cool i guess! ♥

  2. KAYL3IIGH JON3S XX said on November 15, 2008 at 2:24 pm
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    IMO SOULD WORK SOO Y IS3NT IT WORKING W3LLL G3T IT WORKING NOWWW :@:@:@:@:@

  3. tilly xx xx x x x said on December 1, 2008 at 5:35 pm
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    why int meebo wrkin!!!!! :s

  4. jomai said on December 9, 2008 at 9:43 am
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    hi there

  5. sabbi said on January 23, 2009 at 5:00 pm
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    i like koolim but i think it can improve like for e.g you can change your message and you could see your pic

  6. Rachel said on January 26, 2009 at 5:17 pm
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    i dont like koolim it neva sign in sometimes it dus but sumtimes it dont & it gets on ma tits haha x

  7. Anonymous said on March 25, 2009 at 2:56 pm
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    wttf wehy ent it working ?

  8. bungч Gчaal x said on January 18, 2011 at 9:08 pm
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    This is shчt & a half i could download a better One!

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