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Postby cometbus » Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:55 pm

How in the heck do you change your AIM password? I had to download the AIM client on windows and do it there, which it just brought me to a url to change the password. I dont have access to that PC anymore, so I do not know that url any longer.

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Postby bgannin » Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:02 am

It appears as if AIM only supports it inside their apps.

We (Adium) do not have that support yet but it is a good request :)

Solution: download AIM for Mac, use it to change password, change in Adium and voila!
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Postby cometbus » Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:03 am

Thats where I got stuck also, there seems to be no option in AIM for mac, nor ichat either.

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Postby DigitalFlame » Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:04 am

On the official AIM client click on the AIM menu then go to My Account Settings, and on the Sing On Tab click on the click here on where it talks about changing your password. Make sure you have the latest version (version 4.7 as of this post) as well

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Postby bgannin » Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:34 am

According to AOL:

Macintosh: Select the Edit menu, and then select Account Options -> Password.
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#define ADIUMX pimp //by me

#define QUESTION ((2b) || (!2b))

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Postby cometbus » Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:48 am

bgannin wrote:According to AOL:

Macintosh: Select the Edit menu, and then select Account Options -> Password.


thats the problem, the edit menu does not have anything like that in it, It is just not possible in OS X as far as I can tell.

What would be really cool and simple, is if the adium guys simply maintain a url on their server, when in adium you click on cahnge password, it looks up that url from the adium server, and in this case, as long as that url works, it would take you here:

https://aim.aol.com/password/change_pas ... o&ccode=us

Then Adium now has password changing in it, this is also how the windows version offers this functionalty as well.

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Postby FredAkbar » Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:05 am

The link you provided, ScottHaneda, is correct, but your statement that it can't be changed in the OS X AIM client isn't. AOL's instructions that bgannin gave probably refer to the OS 9 version of AIM. In OS X, just follow DigitalFlame's instructions (AIM menu, My Account Settings, "Sign On" tab).

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Postby evands » Sat Dec 04, 2004 2:23 am

I believe Gaim's oscar prpl has the functionality for changing AIM passwords... so it's something which we can do in the future but which just isn't hooked up anywhere yet :)
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Postby bgannin » Sat Dec 04, 2004 3:07 am

evands wrote:I believe Gaim's oscar prpl has the functionality for changing AIM passwords... so it's something which we can do in the future but which just isn't hooked up anywhere yet :)


Well send me the info to make it happen deeper down and I'd be happy to hook it up 8)
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#define ADIUMX pimp //by me

#define QUESTION ((2b) || (!2b))

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