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My friend happens to sit deep inside a corporate firewall with no access to Gmail, Yahoo! or any reasonable site that would allow you to chat or instant message.

Is there any alternate means in which I can use to chat with her?

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migrated from superuser.com Dec 7 '10 at 15:39

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Just as a risk to you and your friend, she can end up getting fired if they find her doing something like this.

Anyway, as an actual answer: Try using a proxy or Firefox Portable. Firefox Portable tends to open it's own proxy port allowing you to access any website. Combine that with websites designed to allow you to use instant messaging without the program (meebo, ebuddy) and she should be able to do whatever she wants.

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Your friend should try meebo.com as long as it isn't blocked. But watch out: If he/she breaks corporate rules by chatting at the workplace your friend could get fired!

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