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MESSENGER. A person appointed to perform certain duties, generally of a ministerial character.
     2. In England, a messenger appointed under the bankrupt laws, is an officer who is authorized to execute the lawful commands of commissioners of bankrupts.

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It started off aggregating chat platforms such as MSN Messenger (now Windows Live Messenger) and Yahoo Messenger, and over the years, as more IM platforms became available, it added the likes of Facebook and Google Talk to the list.
Etisalat Messenger is similar to the leading Internet chatting applications, such as Yahoo Messenger, MSN, Google Talk and others.
While he was in Iraq, we talked to him using Yahoo Messenger and e-mail, and he called almost every day.
Adam, who is only in the kindergarten-two class at school, speaks to his cousins and friends on Yahoo messenger and can log onto the computer himself and connect to the internet and Yahoo messenger without any assistance - in fact, it is five-year old Adam who helps his mother navigate the net.
Yahoo said it intends to incorporate the instant messaging Yahoo Messenger program inside its e-mail service in the coming months, enabling users to run the two programs in a single web browser.
He also started an email relationship using the Yahoo messenger service and a webcam with a woman from East Wales who had a young son.
Sharon Osbourne, according to a Yahoo Messenger survey.
But many traders have viewed instant messaging(IM) as a natural extension of that communications armoury and DrKW has been well aware that publicly available IM products (MSN, Yahoo Messenger and the like) have lacked the necessary security and the message tracking facilities that many money markets prescribe.
A survey by Yahoo Messenger found that those of us who are hard up are just as popular as those of us who have plenty of money, and although a small amount of spare cash can give you a boost in the popularity stakes, when it comes to friendship, daily communication is more important than the size of your wallet.
IM is fast becoming one of the most popular online communications applications through free Internet-linked services including AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and closed local networks such as WiredRed.
MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and AOL's IM service require users to verify a word when they register for an ID.
Also, the KDE instant messenger "Kopete" now supports all common services such as AOL, MSN, IRC, ICQ, and Yahoo Messenger.