GroupWise 6.5 comes with GroupWise Messenger. It is limited to users in your Novell NDS tree (usually the same as your GroupWise users). It is available from anywhere based on a client that is downloaded from its own web server. Instant messaging sessions can be archived for use later. Its a cool product. I would be concerned about the use of any other IM product. I believe that FirstClass also has an instant messanging component. Jack W. Barnes, CNE Network Administrator CCSU [log in to unmask] 802.878.1374 "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." --Mark Twain >>> [log in to unmask] 03/05 3:52 PM >>> I am far from an expert on this subject, but as a network administrator I am very concerned about security issues surrounding instant messaging. Is anyone else worried? Here are some links that I've looked at. http://www.i3connect.com/perils.html http://www.symantec.com/homecomputing/library/i_message.html http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/corpsales/imSecurity.jsp;jsess ionid=ADze2wXjEf7JjC1dgTpgK5QOSbKyjHfatBhwq2sXz0ZQPiNZexPk!1306942422!-10626 96905!7551!7552!-844702886!-1062696903!7551!7552 http://news.com.com/2010-7355-5163671.html Doug Reaves Bellows Free Academy Fairfax, Vermont CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FORWARDED. The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential,constitutes privileged communication, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. This message may not be forwarded without prior consent from the sender. The information in this e-mail is also protected by the rights afforded under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and school district policies. Any unauthorized use, forwarding, distribution,disclosure, printing or copying is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately at 802-879-8192 or return e-mail,and delete any copies of this message immediately. Any inadvertent disclosure of this communication shall not compromise the confidential nature of the communication.