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Do any multi-client IM clients support Skype Chat? [closed]

Do any multi-client IM clients support Skype Chat? [closed]

It would be best if they can run without having Skype installed at all. Does such a creature exist?

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Guest [Entry]

"Both Kopete and Pidgin have Skype plugins. The Kopete one is bundled with the main app as far as I know, and for Pidgin you have to download the Skype Pidgin plugin.

Please note that both of these require Skype to be installed and running. I've added them since I don't think you will find a legal app which natively connects to the Skype server, as Wikipedia states that:

Reverse engineering of the Skype protocol by inspecting/disassembling binaries is prohibited by the terms and conditions of Skype's license agreement."
Guest [Entry]

IM+ is a chat application for mobile devices (iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile) and it supports Skype among others.
Guest [Entry]

I use Trillion, love it. It uses SkyLlion as a plug in, must have Skype downloaded and running. Enjoy this chat client.
Guest [Entry]

Trillian Astra supports Skype and many other connections.