gtmess (http://gtmess.sourceforge.net/) is a console MSN Messenger client for Linux and other unix systems
Building from source
./configure --prefix=/resources/gtmess CFLAGS="-ldl"
package register gtmess
Type gtmess to launch the MSN Messenger client.
F9 for menu access.
To connect, type shift + c.
Normally to change the contact,it's alt + F7/F8. But under Syllable, these key combinations allows the change of desktop.
You can do the same with the TAB key. Then choose the contact upper right and confirm by pressing Return.For help, type ?
F10 to quit.