I've installed GAIM 1.5 on my laptop, and I try to use it to hook up to AIM, but for some reason, it just keeps disconnecting. From what I heard, AOL is trying to cut off access to 3rd party IM clients (Trillian, GAIM, etc.) It worked when I hook up to Yahoo Messenger. Is this true?
(edited by Duo_Shinigami_1083 on 3.4.06 2252) "The tree lights up, and then I push the button. No, wait! I press the button, and then the tree lights up, I press the button, and then the tree lights up..." -- Ice Princess, Batman Returns (1992)
Well it is true that they have in the past worked to keep those other clients from being able to connect to the AIM service. In fact they've stopped them on several occassions, but the makers of GAIM/Trillian and the like have just found new ways to work around it from what I understand.
Now I haven't kept up with all that so I don't know if they have changed their mind and stopped trying to block those other programs at this point. But yeah it was happening.
I'm trying to find a pretty specific product to add onto the new computer I had my folks buy a few months ago, but repeated Google searches and prayers to lesser-known deities have so far proven unsuccessful, so I'd just thought I'd reach out here and see...