Need a local instant messaging system

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  1. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    What's a good IM server I could run locally? We need IM but don't want to use a public system and have employees chatting with people outside the company all day long. We'd also like to be able to log chat sessions for management review.
     
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    MS Office Communicator if you use Exchange Server. It's what we used over at Pfizer.
     
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    We use Jabber at my work while my girlfriend uses Rendevous at her work.

    I don't know anything about her's, but we have connect locally on network server.
     
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    How do you like Jabber? I've looked around their web site a bit and found the link to various Jabber servers. Are they easy to set up? I've never dealt with IM except on the client side (AOL IM, Yahoo, etc).
     
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    I had nothing to do with setting up the server, but as far as IM clients, there are a several to choose from. Our IT department supports Exodus, Pandion, and some other I can't think of... I think its a Mac one.

    As far as using it, I like it (I use Pandion).. you can set an avatar if you want, the intereface is pretty simple as was the setup. Other than that, its IM.. not sure what else to say.
     

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