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Using the Instant Messenger Proxy Service

Note: This topic applies to the HTTP1.1 Release.

The Instant Messenger (IM) proxy service can log the majority of IM traffic. The Smoothwall can also censor instant messaging content, for more information, see Censoring Message Content .

Note: The Smoothwall cannot monitor IM sessions within HTTP requests, such as when Microsoft MSN connects through an HTTP proxy. Neither can the Smoothwall intercept conversations which are secured by end-to-end encryption, such as provided by Off-the-Record Messaging ( However, using SSL Intercept, see below, the Smoothwall can monitor Jabber/Google Talk and AIM sessions protected by SSL.