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What?

Escargot is a replacement for the now-defunct MSN servers.

Start Chatting

Escargot is currently experimental but usable. Support is planned for all versions of MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.

Status

MSN 1 Icon MSN 1 Supported [1]
MSN 2 Icon MSN 2 Supported [1]
MSN 3 Icon MSN 3 Supported [1]
MSN 4 Icon MSN 4 Supported [1]
MSN 5 Icon MSN 5 Supported
MSN 6 Icon MSN 6 Supported
MSN 7 Icon MSN 7 Supported
MSN 8 Icon WLM 8 Not Yet
MSN 14 Icon WLM 14 Not Yet
MSN 15 Icon WLM 15 Not Yet
MSN 16 Icon WLM 16 Not Yet
  1. Requires "Old MSN support" option when creating your account.
    Beware: MSN 1/2/3/4 do not have secure login and you should only use "Old MSN support" with a throwaway password.

Why?

Why not?

How do I chat?

  1. Choose your preferred language and version of MSN.
    (If your language/version isn't available pre-patched, download an unpatched copy and follow these instructions to patch it yourself.)
  2. Create an account below
  3. Log on MSN with your email and password
  4. Tell your friends to sign up, then add them to chat!
    • Note: At the moment, Escargot has no connection to the real MSN server; your contact list won't be transferred over.

Create an account

(To reset/change your password for an existing account, click here.)



Downloads

The pre-patched installers are the easiest way to get started.

Thanks to Mateus Rick and tristanleboss for compiling this list.

Also, here are some utilities you might find useful:

Arabic

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-ar.msi msn-7.5.0324-ar.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0816-ar.msi msn-7.0.0816-ar.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-ar.msi msn-6.2.0205-ar.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-ar.msi msn-5.0.0575-ar.exe
msn-4.7.0106-ar.exe
msn-3.6.0039-ar.exe

Czech

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-cs.msi msn-7.5.0324-cs.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0816-cs.msi msn-7.0.0816-cs.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-cs.msi msn-5.0.0575-cs.exe
msn-4.6.0084-cs.exe
msn-3.6.0039-cs.exe

Danish

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-da.msi msn-7.5.0324-da.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0208-da.msi msn-6.2.0208-da.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-da.msi msn-5.0.0575-da.exe
msn-4.6.0084-da.exe
msn-3.6.0039-da.exe

German

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-de.msi msn-7.5.0324-de.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-de.msi msn-7.0.0820-de.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-de.msi msn-5.0.0575-de.exe
msn-4.7.2009-de.exe
msn-3.6.0039-de.exe

Greek

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-el.msi msn-7.5.0324-el.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-el.msi msn-7.0.0820-el.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0540-el.msi msn-5.0.0540-el.msi
msn-4.6.0084-el.exe
msn-3.6.0039-el.exe

English

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-en.msi msn-7.5.0324-en.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-en.msi msn-7.0.0820-en.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0208-en.msi msn-6.2.0208-en.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-en.msi msn-5.0.0575-en.exe
msn-4.7.2009-en.exe
msn-3.6.0039-en.exe
msn-2.2.1053-en.exe
msn-1.0.0893-en.exe

Spanish

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-es.msi msn-7.5.0324-es.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-es.msi msn-7.0.0820-es.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0208-es.msi msn-6.2.0208-es.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-es.msi msn-5.0.0575-es.exe
msn-4.7.2009-es.exe
msn-3.6.0039-es.exe
msn-2.2.1053-es.exe

Finnish

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-fi.msi msn-7.5.0324-fi.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0777-fi.msi msn-7.0.0777-fi.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-fi.msi msn-5.0.0575-fi.exe
msn-4.7.2009-fi.exe
msn-3.6.0039-fi.exe

French

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-fr.msi msn-7.5.0324-fr.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-fr.msi msn-7.0.0820-fr.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-fr.msi msn-6.2.0205-fr.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-fr.msi msn-5.0.0575-fr.exe
msn-4.7.2009-fr.exe
msn-3.6.0039-fr.exe

Hebrew

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-he.msi msn-7.5.0324-he.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-he.msi msn-7.0.0820-he.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0208-he.msi msn-6.2.0208-he.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-he.msi msn-5.0.0575-he.exe
msn-4.7.2009-he.exe
msn-3.6.0039-he.exe

Hungarian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-hu.msi msn-7.5.0324-hu.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-hu.msi msn-7.0.0820-hu.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0137-hu.msi msn-6.2.0137-hu.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-hu.msi msn-5.0.0575-hu.exe
msn-4.6.0084-hu.exe

Italian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-it.msi msn-7.5.0324-it.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-it.msi msn-7.0.0820-it.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-it.msi msn-6.2.0205-it.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-it.msi msn-5.0.0575-it.exe
msn-4.6.0084-it.exe
msn-3.6.0039-it.exe

Japanese

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-ja.msi msn-7.5.0324-ja.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-ja.msi msn-7.0.0820-ja.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-ja.msi msn-6.2.0205-ja.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-ja.msi msn-5.0.0575-ja.exe
msn-4.6.0073-ja.exe
msn-3.6.0039-ja.exe

Korean

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-ko.msi msn-7.5.0324-ko.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-ko.msi msn-7.0.0820-ko.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0137-ko.msi msn-6.2.0137-ko.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-ko.msi msn-5.0.0575-ko.exe
msn-4.5.0127-ko.exe
msn-3.6.0039-ko.exe

Dutch

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-nl.msi msn-7.5.0324-nl.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-nl.msi msn-7.0.0820-nl.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-nl.msi msn-6.2.0205-nl.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-nl.msi msn-5.0.0575-nl.exe
msn-4.7.2009-nl.exe
msn-3.6.0039-nl.exe

Norwegian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-no.msi msn-7.5.0324-no.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0777-no.msi msn-7.0.0777-no.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-no.msi msn-5.0.0575-no.exe
msn-4.7.2009-no.exe
msn-3.6.0039-no.exe

Polish

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-pl.msi msn-7.5.0324-pl.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-pl.msi msn-7.0.0820-pl.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0137-pl.msi msn-6.2.0137-pl.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-pl.msi msn-5.0.0575-pl.exe
msn-4.7.2009-pl.exe

Portuguese (Brazil)

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-pt-br.msi msn-7.5.0324-pt-br.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-pt-br.msi msn-7.0.0820-pt-br.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-pt-br.msi msn-6.2.0205-pt-br.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-pt-br.msi msn-5.0.0575-pt-br.exe
msn-4.7.2009-pt-br.exe
msn-3.6.0039-pt-br.exe

Portuguese (Portugal)

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-pt-pt.msi msn-7.5.0324-pt-pt.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-pt-pt.msi msn-7.0.0820-pt-pt.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0137-pt-pt.msi msn-6.2.0137-pt-pt.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-pt-pt.msi msn-5.0.0575-pt-pt.exe
msn-4.6.0073-pt-pt.exe
msn-3.6.0026-pt-pt.exe

Russian

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-ru.msi msn-7.5.0324-ru.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-ru.msi msn-7.0.0820-ru.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-ru.msi msn-6.2.0205-ru.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-ru.msi msn-5.0.0575-ru.exe
msn-4.7.2009-ru.exe
msn-3.6.0039-ru.exe

Slovak

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-sk.msi msn-7.5.0324-sk.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0777-sk.msi msn-7.0.0777-sk.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-sk.msi msn-5.0.0575-sk.exe

Slovene

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-sl.msi msn-7.5.0324-sl.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-sl.msi msn-7.0.0820-sl.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-sl.msi msn-5.0.0575-sl.exe
msn-4.7.2009-sl.exe
msn-3.6.0039-sl.exe

Swedish

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-sv.msi msn-7.5.0324-sv.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-sv.msi msn-7.0.0820-sv.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0208-sv.msi msn-6.2.0208-sv.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-sv.msi msn-5.0.0575-sv.exe
msn-4.7.2009-sv.exe
msn-3.6.0039-sv.exe

Turkish

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-tr.msi msn-7.5.0324-tr.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-tr.msi msn-7.0.0820-tr.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0208-tr.msi msn-6.2.0208-tr.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-tr.msi msn-5.0.0575-tr.exe
msn-4.7.2009-tr.exe
msn-3.6.0039-tr.exe

Chinese (Simplified)

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-zh-cn.msi msn-7.5.0324-zh-cn.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-zh-cn.msi msn-7.0.0820-zh-cn.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-zh-cn.msi msn-6.2.0205-zh-cn.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-zh-cn.msi msn-5.0.0575-zh-cn.exe
msn-4.6.0073-zh-cn.exe
msn-3.6.0039-zh-cn.exe

Chinese (Traditional)

Pre-Patched Unpatched
escargot-msn-7.5.0324-zh-tw.msi msn-7.5.0324-zh-tw.exe
escargot-msn-7.0.0820-zh-tw.msi msn-7.0.0820-zh-tw.exe
escargot-msn-6.2.0205-zh-tw.msi msn-6.2.0205-zh-tw.exe
escargot-msn-5.0.0575-zh-tw.msi msn-5.0.0575-zh-tw.exe
msn-4.7.2009-zh-tw.exe
msn-3.6.0039-zh-tw.exe

Patching Instructions

MSN 1.0 – 4.7:

After installing, edit the registry and change HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MessengerService\Server to m1.escargot.log1p.xyz.

You can either use the registry editor, or download and run this file: SetEscargotServer.reg

MSN 5.0 – 6.2:

First edit msnmsgr.exe:

  1. Change messenger.hotmail.com to m1.escargot.log1p.xyz
  2. Change https://nexus.passport.com/rdr/pprdr.asp to https://m1.escargot.log1p.xyz/nexus-mock
  3. Change PassportURLs to Passporturls
  4. (6.0+ only) Change http://config.messenger.msn.com/Config/MsgrConfig.asmx to https://escargot.log1p.xyz/etc/MsgrConfig?padding=qqqq

Then edit the registry and change HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSNMessenger\Server to m1.escargot.log1p.xyz.

You can either use the registry editor, or download and run this file: SetEscargotServer.reg

MSN 7.0:

Edit msnmsgr.exe:

  1. Change messenger.hotmail.com to m1.escargot.log1p.xyz
  2. Change https://nexus.passport.com/rdr/pprdr.asp to https://m1.escargot.log1p.xyz/nexus-mock
  3. Change PassportURLs to Passporturls
  4. Change http://config.messenger.msn.com/Config/MsgrConfig.asmx to https://escargot.log1p.xyz/etc/MsgrConfig?padding=qqqq

MSN 7.5:

Replace msidcrl.dll with this file, and edit msnmsgr.exe:

  1. Change messenger.hotmail.com to m1.escargot.log1p.xyz
  2. Change http://config.messenger.msn.com/Config/MsgrConfig.asmx to https://escargot.log1p.xyz/etc/MsgrConfig?padding=qqqq

Disclaimer

This is a work in progress. There will be bugs. MSN Shy Emoticon