AIM <--> Google Talk Federation

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Mon May 16 03:41:06 EDT 2011


The interoperation magically started working for me.  It's so neat!

AIM users can IM "whoever at gmail.com."  The first IM will fail to go
through and the Google Talk user will get an authorization request.
After the auth request is accepted, messages from the AIM user to the
Google Talk user go through.  And Google Talk users can IM
"screenname at aol.com" or "email(domain.com)@aol.com"

IMs go through immediately.  Even status messages and typing
notifcation appear to get translated between the two protocols.

If you've registered a gmail.com account as your AIM screen name, and
an IM user IMs "whatever at gmail.com," messages go to both, for the most
part.

--Mark



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