AIM: How to retrieve IMs received while offline?

  • #1
    I use AOL Intstant Messenger via Trillian, and there's something that's been bugging me for a while that I haven't been able to figure out, and it appeared again today.

    When I launched trillian, two IM windows popped up:

    [15:45] AOL System Msg: You just received 1 IM(s) while you were offline. If you do not wish to receive offline messages, please go to IM Settings


    [15:45] <SN censored>: [Offline IM sent 2d and 15h ago]

    There has to be a way to read that message...right? But how?

    I don't understand why they couldn't just pop up a window with the content of the message rather than the useless notification seen above.
    Last edited by SSJ Alakazam: 7/27/2008 3:13:31 PM
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  • #2
    They're gone. That's a flaw in the AIM protocol, not Trillian. Pidgin has the same problem.

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  • #3
    Oh. Wow, that's really lame.

    Oh well. Thanks for your help.
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  • #4
    Miranda will let you get some offline msgs, but not others. I think ICQ works that way, but not AIM or MSM.
  • #5
    Actually, MSN saves them. Or MSN Plus does, I'm not so sure about that. I never have problems reading messages I received while being offline.

    @Alakazam: In case you have chat logs enabled (not sure whether AIM supports that) then you could just check whom the message was from and read it from there (unless it's also censored there).

    Miranda also lets you read them but, personally, I don't like the user interface.
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