AIM Messenger Upgrade Notifications for AIM Clients 6.8 and earlier.
|Article:AL1008|||||Created: 2010-08-03|||||Updated: 2010-08-03|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/AL1008|
AOL has informed Symantec that starting August 16, 2010, they will start pushing mandatory, automatic upgrades of their legacy AOL Instant Messenger 5.x and 6.x clients to the newer AOL Instant Messenger 7.x client. AOL Instant Messenger users will receive a notice from AOL of the impending upgrades the week of August 9th via an Instant Message upon login.
1) How to Upgrade IM Manager to a Newer Version (http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-gate.nsf/docid/2009052815131654)
2) Methods to Configure AIM 6.X and 7.X IM Clients to Work with IM Manager Without AOL Provisioning (http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-gate.nsf/docid/2010051809140554)
•AOL does not guarantee backward compatibility of legacy clients with the AIM network going forward
Please note, AOL is planning to push out an additional system wide mandatory upgrade on November 30th, 2010. It is recommended that all customers upgrade to the latest version of AOL Instant Messenger client by that time to avoid additional issues.
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/AL1008