Archive for the ‘IM’ Category

287 Allows MSN Messaging

April 3, 2006

Interestingly, while most instant message services are blocked by 287s internet filter, the MSN messaging service at is allowed through. Maybe MSN messanger can be used for district messaging needs for now.


Instant Messaging for Work

April 3, 2006

Because of concern about abuse, many office networks block access to instant messaging services such as AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger.  However, instant messaging can improve and organizations productivity.  What IM tools are out there that will work in a filtered internet environment?

Request from Vector North

April 3, 2006

We want to set up a sort of real time conference through the network so that we can display (and maybe voice) bus arrivals to each classroom through the network. To start with I was going to create a private yahoo chatroom; however, this yahoo service is temporarily unavailable. Anyways, we would like something a little more elaborate – such as a service such as (though this is only for pcs and we have macs also) or With the new setup of a server and all, can we use a service such as this? Ideally, however, it would be nice to use a 287 district service that might be similar to this and that is available to us? Is there any such thing?