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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?

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No, it isn't true from what I can tell. AOL just opened up parts of its AIM service to developers under an initiative called OpenAIM.

http://developer.aim.com/





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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.
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Perhaps I am wrong then. I read through some of the licensing on the Open AIM stuff and it appears that multi-headed (IE Gaim, Trillian) clients are not allowed, so maybe they are at it again.

I dunno. I just run Aim. Stupid me, I guess.



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