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Internet & Online Service Messaging

Peer-to-Peer messaging

AOL Instant Messenger, (AIM):

Though owned by AOL, ICQ continues to maintain its own branding and feature set.

Microsoft  (MSN) Messenger
PC, PC to mobile and video messaging. News, traffic, weather alerts.

Integrates with most of the large messaging networks.

Popular multiple service chat client. Integrates with most of the large messaging networks, allowing for single user interface across multiple chat identities.

Yahoo Messenger
PC, PC to mobile and video messaging

Web Based Messaging

Web based chat clients for individual web sites.

Network Messaging

Antepo  AcceptT and PresenceWareT
Messaging server allowing for custom development and cross messaging to multiple platforms.

Akonix L7
Product acts as a proxy for any instant messaging traffic from the usual top providers. Allows companies to monitor and control IM traffic within their systems.

Combines security software with instant messaging feature called LanTalk; which does not required a connection to the Internet.

IBM Lotus Sametime
Messaging plus various collaborative tools. White board, file sharing, etc.

Instant Communications Server (ICS) product using emerging communications standards.

Other Tools & Ideas for Instant Messaging

Encrypts AOL, MSN and Yahoo traffic.

Online Harassment
Tips and Ideas for what to do if you believe you have become the victim of online harassment.

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