AOL Blocks IM Clones, Temporarily

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Date: Wednesday, February 6th, 2002, 22:23
Category: Archive

Adium You may remember Adium, that sweet AIM alternative that I mentioned a scant seven days ago? Well version 1.4.2 has stopped working. In the latest round of the ongoing IM wars, AOL appears to have blocked access to competing AIM clients. A note on the Adium Web site explains the fixes in Adium 1.5b6 (posted two hours ago):

It looks like AOL shut down their TOC server at

There are 2 ways to get Adium working again 🙂
(1) Download the newly released Adium 1.5b6.
- OR –
(2) In Adium’s Preferences, on the connection->general tab. Change the host to ‘’ and the port to ‘5190’.

No word on epicware’s or indigoField’s Proteus (chime in in the feedback below). Now just be q-u-i-e-t about it and don’t tell anyone 🙂

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