Real time messaging software designed for business use. Trusted Messenger is a peer to peer application, that allows network users to communicate in a fast effective manner, without the the delays associated with email. Companies that utilize Trusted Messenger, instant messaging software, have a competitive edge in todays fast paced business world. By increasing corporate communications, businesses are able to anticipate market changes and respond in an effective fashion, being proactive rather than reactive. Because Trusted Messenger resides on the companies internal network or LAN, there are not the security risks associated with many other instant messaging applications. Trusted Messenger's intuitive design and ease of use, make it popular with staff. Individual users can customize the look and feel by selecting from a variety of predefined skins (icons). The background colors, text colors and fonts can also be adjusted by individual users to ensure maximum readability.