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I am looking for an open source instant chat messenger for Office purposes.

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What exactly do you mean by "Office purpose"? – Sasha Chedygov Jan 10 '11 at 7:15
    
What operating system are you using? – Daniel Beck Jan 10 '11 at 8:04
    
Remember that depending on your country, your employer, and your employment contract, use of office internet for private chats might get you fired. – Daniel Beck Jan 10 '11 at 8:05
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I want to use in Office only and it should connect to office LAN only. I need for Windows XP, 7 – meetpd Jan 10 '11 at 9:21
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Try Pidgin; as far as I know it's the go-to open source option.

It supports both server-based messaging as well as the serverless Bonjour protocol, so if you don't need or want to set up an IM server, Pidgin will still work.

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In our company we use OpenFire, it's opensource works fine.

This is only a solution if you're a network administrator and it's a company or department wide solution you need.

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http://psi-im.org/

It's free LAN Messenger with many facilities available. Check this out. Also it has web management console for users, groups etc.,

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