Use Bonjour to find nearby Communicator users

Bonjour, which is included in Mac OS X, makes it possible for computers on a network to detect one another. If you turn on Bonjour, your contact list includes other Communicator for Mac Bonjour users on your network who are online and located near you. You can send and receive messages with Bonjour users as you do with other contacts.

Important: If you select the Allow local Bonjour users to see me in their contact lists check box, other people on your network can see your e-mail address and online status.

  1. Sign in to Communicator.

  2. On the Contact menu, click Privacy.

  3. Under Bonjour Settings, select the Show local Bonjour users in my contact list check box.

    To make yourself visible to other users, select the Allow local Bonjour users to see me in their contact lists check box.

    Notes: 

    • After you turn on Bonjour, nearby Communicator for Mac users appear in your contact list in the Bonjour Users group.

    • To add a Bonjour user as a contact, in the contact list under Bonjour Users, drag a name to another group in your contact list.

See also

Add, delete, or block a contact from Communicator

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