UNM Information Technologies (IT)

Novell Messenger

Novell Messenger is a secure, locally hosted instant messaging software available to UNM business units and users. It is a safer alternative to publicly hosted IM systems such as AIM, Yahoo, or Microsoft Messenger. IT NM is available to all faculty and staff who have na IT NetID.

  • IT GroupWise users already have access to IT NM; just install the client software and login using their GroupWise login and password.
  • IT-UNM users may add any salud.unm.edu user as a Novell Messenger contact.

Novell Messenger software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux is available from the following links.


Windows Installation Instructions

  1. Get Novell Messenger 2.2.0 for Windows at the Download page (file size - 3.2 MB)
  2. Do one of the following to Install:
    • To start the installation immediately, click Run This Program From Its Current Location > click Yes if prompted by a security warning.
    • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save This Program to Disk. When the download is complete, double-click nvlmsgr.exe to start the installation.
  3. When the installation is complete, double-click the Messenger icon on your desktop.

Linux Installation Instructions

  1. Get Novell Messenger for Linux at the Download page (file size - 22.6 MB)
  2. After downloading, open a new terminal window and cd to the directory where you downloaded the installer (nvlmsgr.bin).
  3. Use the su command to become root. At the prompt, type: sh ./nm220_client_linux_multi.tar.gz.
  4. Double-click the desktop icon. NOTE: It might take a few seconds to load.

Mac OS X Installation Instructions

  1. Get Novell Messenger for Mac OS X at the Download page (file size - 3.03 MB)
  2. After downloading, Novell Messenger should install automatically, if it doesn't, go to the folder where you saved the file and double-click nm220_client_mac_multi.zip.
  3. Double-click the desktop icon.


On first login, you may need to enter the Server and Port information as in this example:

novell messenger advanced login image

Novell Messenger will start in the Contact List window.

Novell Messenger Contact List

To start a instant message, click the Send a Message link then click the Find User... button.
The Add a contact link will add contacts from the IT GroupWise system address book.