Aim issues in the beta

There are some Aim issues that are happening which fall under the following criteria:

1) Your account needs to have a significant amount of buddies listed on it.

2) You are using the Beta.

If you have both then you’ll see that your aim account is signing off and on at random times until you get kicked off of the Aim servers.

We are quite aware of the issue, and are working on a resolution. In the mean time, .89.1 works, along with iChat and other Aim clients.

Remember folks, this is a beta.

We’re seeing more reports than we need on this issue right now. If you have information on how to fix this we could use that, otherwise we don’t need anymore comments that this is happening to you as well.

We’ve had this problem reported in this locations:

In other words, a lot of places. Please do not open any new tickets, and until we close them all as resolved and release a new beta please do not reopen the tickets if we close them.



  1. Thanks. Wasn’t here when I checked earlier. Any idea how it happened? This is odd. Is AOL trying to prevent OSS alternatives again?

  2. Most likely it’s just server troubles at their end; it’s also possible that it’s a policy change to reduce bandwidth load.

  3. It’s also an issue with joscar, the new AIM implementation we’re using in 1.0. I’ve seen this issue crop up before. It’s probably a combination of a lot of things, and it’s defintiely not AOL being mean. Their engineering team has been nothing but pleasant to us, and has been helpful in resolving issues like this in the past.

  4. Hey guys.. you know you have a problem with AIM in the beta, right?

    j/k 😉

    Thanks for all your hard work! Adium won me from Proteus a while ago, and using the beta has been a pleasure. I’m sure I speak for us all when I say thanks, and that I look forward to a fix!

  5. Seems to me that the beta has also major problems with ICQ 🙁

  6. I’m just glad that I’m not alone. Maybe this is the excuse I’ve been needing to delete the people I haven’t talked to in years.

  7. anonymous: AOL owns ICQ. To connect to ICQ you connect to the same servers that handle AIM.

  8. i cant unblock a user, and the aim thing didn’t seem to happen at first…seems almost random for me. Anyways, the beta has been pretty sweet so far. thanks

  9. I’ve been loving the beta, and I hope this bug gets fixed soon 🙂

  10. I don’t have a lot of people on my list maybe 30 and it does it.

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