Pidgin having trouble connecting to AIM, easy fix available

By on January 13, 2010, 5:34 PM
It was recently brought to our attention that the popular open source IM client Pidgin — and potentially Adium in the Mac — are having trouble connecting to AIM and AOL messaging clients receiving a “Received unexpected response from http://api.oscar.aol.com/aim/startOSCARSession” error.

There is a simple fix that has been confirmed to work from one of our staff members. Read more in our blog.




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compdata compdata, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Not having this issue under Linux, but it looks like Pidgin was already set with the options that "fix" the issue.

Guest said:

I am running Linux (Fedora 12) and Pidgin 2.6.5-1.fc12 and DID have this problem show up a few days ago. But the fix described on this blog post (uncheck the "Use Client Login" box on the Advanced tab of the Edit screen for the AOL account) worked perfectly.

So simple! Yay!

Guest said:

Hi, I'm from Brazil. I love so much Pidgin. It's a wonderful software. I use it with XMPP protocol, so I do not have the problem reported.

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