unable to send instant messages

Joseph Crawford info at josephcrawford.com
Mon Oct 5 14:57:58 EDT 2009


Mark,

Thanks for the information, glad to know it is not a bug and not an issue
with my syntax :)

Joseph Crawford


Mark Doliner wrote:
> 
> On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 10:10 AM, Evan Platt <evan at espphotography.com>
> wrote:
>> At 09:04 AM 10/5/2009, you wrote:
>>
>>> I am having the same problem as the user above except I am not trying to
>>> IM
>>> an AIM user, rather I am trying to send an SMS to a cell phone.  I have
>>> the
>>> username as +17815551212 however I am still getting the error that the
>>> user
>>> is not logged in.  This was possible to do in the past as I have used
>>> this
>>> feature however it seems to be doing nothing but throwing errors now :(
>>
>> Is this some sort of plugin? Or is there something else? Unless it truly
>> is
>> broken (I've never tried it), I tried adding myself as a AIM buddy, with
>> the
>> above mentioned format - +1########## , and it shows online, but I get
>> Unable to send message: Not logged in
>>
>> I'm guessing for this to work (this would be awesome BTW), the cell phone
>> needs a AIM client? But then why not AIM the AIM username?
> 
> +1########## is the normal syntax for sending an SMS to a mobile phone
> over AIM.  It hasn't been working the past few days (in libpurple or
> in official AIM clients).  Probably a problem on AOL's side of things.
> 
> -Mark
> 
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