Opening an Instant Message Sent to You

When someone sends you an instant message, by default a desktop alert appears in the notification area of the Windows taskbar. If you are using Internet Explorer, depending upon your sound settings, a sound might accompany the alert.

Note: You can disable the sound that is played any time you receive a new message. For details, see Setting Alerts Options .

To open an instant message sent to you

  • To accept the invitation and immediately open the Conversation window, click the alert. If you don't click or close the alert, the Conversation window will open automatically after a short delay.

To decline the invitation, in the desktop alert click Close .

See also

Getting Started with Communicator Web Access

Sending an Instant Message

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