Today when I fired up Pidgin I received a rather disturbing message:
Received unexpected response from http://api.oscar.aol.com/aim/startOSCARSession
Now, what exactly does this mean? I didn’t know, but I figured Google would have a pretty good idea. And lo-and-behold, it did, right away I found the answer to fix the problem.
In the Account Modification section of Pidgin, modify the AIM account by unchecking ‘Use clientLogon’ in the advanced tab, and if that doesn’t work also uncheck ‘Use SSL.’
Simple right? Gotta love Google search.