AIM support

dequis dx at
Tue Feb 28 17:32:32 EST 2017

On 28 February 2017 at 18:28, Wade Smart <wadesmart at> wrote:
> Right. You can no longer connect to Aim.
> On another note - while AOL is not going away,
> there has been talk internally of doing away with it.

Uh, this is completely untrue, and I don't know why you would say this.

First, you can connect to AIM, the message sets a deadline for *march*
28. So it will work for a month at least.

Second, and answering the original question, this will be fixed in
pidgin 2.12.0, which will be released soon (next week, ideally)

We've been in contact with AOL for the last few months to coordinate
an update of some client identifiers to newer values. But AIM isn't
going away.

> On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 3:02 PM, <marny.a.a at> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> Today, when logging into pidgin I got this message:
>> (12:56:08 PM) AOL System Msg: Hello. Effective 3/28, we will no longer support connections to the AIM network via this method. If you wish to use the free consumer AIM product, we invite you to visit for more information.
>> Does that mean Pidgin will no longer be able to log into AIM? Can you shed any light?
>> Thank you
>> Marny

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