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    Other than MSN Messenger

    At my workplace we use msn messenger a fair bit but are worried about security issues etc, does anybody have any other reccomendations for any other messenger type software, that would also have more features and better security.

    thanks for your time

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    No matter what you use there will always be security issues. I use yahoo messenger the most. Alot of people like trillian but I had issues on my system so I removed it.

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    You can always just use NET SEND from the command prompt, since you're on a Windows LAN.

    net send computername Hi!
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    Aol just released a corporate version of their AIM service. it's probably what you're looking for, though it's brand new, so i can't say if it's good or not. also, it's not free.

    http://enterprise.netscape.com/
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    Heh... that'll be the day when I will pay AOL (for anything) instead of using "net send" or just flying a paper airplane over a few desks with a note on it, yelling across the room, or walking over to your colleague's desk to whisper.

    Not to mention encrypted email... etc.

    Nothing is *truly* secure (as Allida said) - If you're really worried about that, I'd say your best bet is to first of all stay within your LAN (i.e. don't transmit anything outside of your company firewall, which means don't use MSN, ICQ, Yahoo, etc.), and if you're worried about management or whoever within your LAN capturing any messages, just don't use a computer to send them.

    A carrier pigeon would be more secure.
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    Security isnt the major issue, but I am after a system with more features etc, like when you send someone a message using msn messenger, and then close the window, the person doesnt answer you for half an our, then send a message saying yes to you, but you have no idea etc. hope that makes sense.

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    well, trillian can interact with aol, msn, icq, irc, and yahoo, and it automatically logs all your conversations for you, so if you forget what was going on, you can check out the log. trillian is what i personally use, and i'm fairly happy with it.
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    MSN chat whisper

    Is there any way to locate the log from an MSN chat room whisper?

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    ICQ makes a corporate version, ICQ Groupware Client. That works within a LAN. You can define user groups etc. Have private chat or send broadcast messages throughout your company. It works pretty well.

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    y dont u try the classic netmeeting :P

    and dont use icq if you are worried about security issues, everytime someone send request to you ur ip is sent back to them, biggest hacking tool ever !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baleric
    y dont u try the classic netmeeting :P

    and dont use icq if you are worried about security issues, everytime someone send request to you ur ip is sent back to them, biggest hacking tool ever !
    The groupware client is for a LAN. It can be set to work only within the LAN it is installed on. It's not a hacking tool of any kind. Even if this was the case, I can scan for every pc's IP on our network, what difference does it make?

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