Sending chat messages in Kerio Connect Client
Article Number: 1902 | Last Updated: Tue, Oct 25, 2016 10:20 AM
New in Kerio Connect 9.1!
Kerio Connect Client includes a Chat feature for exchanging instant messages. Chat enables you to view your colleagues' online status, and to chat with them in real time when you cannot wait for an email response or need a quick back-and-forth conversion without a phone.
Kerio Connect Client stores all the chat messages sent and received through Kerio Connect Client.
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You can also receive instant messages using an XMPP/Jabber application.
Enabling or disabling chat in Kerio Connect Client
Before you can use chat in your Kerio Connect Client, your administrator must enable chat for your domain.
If you don't see Chat in Kerio Connect Client and you know it is allowed for your domain, enable it in your Kerio Connect Client settings:
Sending instant messages
To send a chat message:
Setting your status
You can let other users know whether you are free for chat or unavailable.
You can set your status to: Online, Away, Do not disturb, or Offline. Each status is represented by a colored dot.
When you log in to Kerio Connect Client, your status is automatically set to Online. To change your status:
Kerio Connect Client for Windows and Mac also shows your status in the notification area.
In Kerio Connect Client for Windows and Mac, you can set your Kerio Connect Client to show as Away after a certain time of inactivity:
Receiving instant messages - Notifications
When you receive a chat message, Kerio Connect Client displays a number in the top bar.
Desktop notifications are small pop-up windows that appear on your screen when you receive a chat message.
To enable desktop notifications:
If you set your status to Do not disturb, Kerio Connect Client does not display any notifications for new chat messages.
Disabling notifications for individual contacts
To temporarily disable notifications for any of your contacts:
The contact now shows a mute icon .
To enable notifications again, in the upper right corner click Show notifications.