AIM Not Working with Proposed Workaround

Ken Sande sandekt at
Thu Feb 18 15:19:51 EST 2010

Scott Norman wrote:
> I started receiving the following error message during the afternoon 
> yesterday: Received unexpected response from 
> useTLS=1 is not allowed 
> for non secure requests.
> The Pidgin website suggests to uncheck the 'Use Client Login' on the 
> advanced tab of Account Settings.  Now it appears that the client is 
> trying to sign in but the connection isn't made.  There are no error 
> messages, but I also can't get signed in.  I've restarted the client and 
> rebooted but had not success. 
> Thanks,
> Scott
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Evan Platt <evan at 
> <mailto:evan at>> wrote:
>     Rather than us guessing what 'error message for AIM' you are getting
>     and guessing what 'suggested approach' you used (as there've been a
>     few suggested fixes', what exact error message are you getting, and
>     what did you do to attempt to fix it?
>     On 2/18/2010 11:32 AM, Scott Norman wrote:
>         I have applied the suggested approach for dealing with the error
>         message
>         for AIM and am still unable to sign in to AIM.  I have the latest
>         version of Pidgin as well.  Please advise.

I saw a few emails in recent history that suggest unchecking "Use SSL" 
instead of "Use ClientLogin". Seemed to work for a few people. Have you 
tried that?
Ken Sande/KC8QNI-T

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