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The main problem with Excite PAL (apart from the sad name) is that, as you can probably tell from the lack of reviews, nobody uses it. That's not really very good if you want to talk to people. The software itself is rather good and I'd rather use it than ICQ or AIM, but unfortunately I have MSN Messenger, which is much better than all of the rest. I really wish I liked this, because for some reason I've developed some sort of fondness for excite, but I'm afraid this product just doesn't cut it.
I installed Excite Pal, thinking that I wouldn't use it, and only originally did so to talk to someone who had it installed. It was a small download, and quick and easy to register and install. An icon sits in the systray and on the icon bar, which annoyed me a bit, as there is apparently no way of just having it in the systray. The preferences available are good, with assorted connection preferences, which make it a good solution for people behind firewalls. You can hold either 1 to 1 chats or conferences and you can see who is online among your friends are their names are green if online and black if not. If you go away, you can choose to leave a message (a different one each time if you want) and there are options to show only those who are online, as well as who can see whether your are online. Because you don't need an excite.com e-mail address to use the service, you can register yourself with it through any existing e-mail account. You can import, export and merge people lists, effectively making it a useful tool for businesses. The interface is well set out although hardly elegant. Notification of new people online/wanting to join the chat are via a sound or a blinking icon. Whilst it doesn't tell you if you have new mail (unlike the MSN Messenger Program), it is a very stable program, easy to configure and therefore I would recommend it.