On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 04:52:09PM -0600, luis vidrio wrote:
> --- Luke Schierer <lschiere@...> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 22, 2005 at 09:56:45AM -0600, luis
> > vidrio wrote:
> > > Well I have already made all the steps about
> > > installation and I have created a new free Screen
> > Name
> > > in AOL page and it seems that I connect. I have
> > added
> > > some friend from hotmail and yahoo, but when I try
> > to
> > > send to them the message a little error screen
> > appears
> > > and it says that "the message to (the added) did
> > not
> > > get: Not logged in".
> > >
> > > Mi doubt is how do they add me and if they are
> > going
> > > to need to create a Screen Name in AOL page.
> > you must have an account on each protocol you wish
> > to use, they are
> > not interoperable. You cannot add an msn or yahoo
> > friend to your aim
> > account, but *you* can be the one to sign up for
> > additional services.
> > gaim supports aim, icq, msn, yahoo, jabber, irc,
> > silc, zepher,
> > gadu-gadu, and novell groupwise out of the "box" and
> > can support
> > sametime and battle.net with 3rd party protocol
> > plugins. Gaim also
> > supports signing on multiple accounts from a single
> > instance of gaim,
> > allowing you to be online with any number of
> > protocols at once, and
> > without running more than one program.
> > luke
> I have two accounts one in hotmail and one in yahoo
> and in both I have contacts and some of them are in
> When I created the Screen Name in AOL, they ask me for
> data, in one field I had to write mi email so I wrote
> the hotmail email.
> What I understood is that I have to open another
> Screen Name in AOL for yahoo account in this case
> writing the yahoo email, am I right?
> When my Screen Name in AOL was ready I logged in gaim
> and I could connect, then in the screen in the file
> menu I added friends but nothing I don't see anything
> in the screen and when I try to send to them a
> message, it continues the error that I commented
> What else it is necessary for me to do? Have I jumped
> some step or what?
> What my contacts have to do? Or is this automatic for
> If you know about webpage where i could find the steps
> to follow would be very good.
AIM requires an email address so that they can contact you when they
change the license, to verify it isn't a dead account, so on. it has
nothing to do with actually using AIM or actually using MSN. in gaim,
look at tools->accounts. select to create a new account. there is a
drop down box there with a number of different account types.
if you create an aim account, you will only be able to add people
using the aim service. if you create a msn account, which would use a
msn email address, not an aim user name, you can only add msn using
friends. if you select to add a yahoo account, you add yahoo buddies
to it, again having nothing to do with a aim screenname.
each service in gaim is totally independent except that they use the
same ui, and that you can connect to them all from a single instance
of gaim. however, you would do that by signing on multiple separate
accounts from tools->accounts.
naturally if you added an msn buddy to an aim account you would not
see the person online. you need to create an msn account in gaim and
add the buddy to that.