Honestly, when I first wrote the title of this post I almost published it with “How Do You Blog AOLSystemMsg?”. Anyways, this is the one bot from AOL that tells you that you are logged onto your one account in two places. Though even though it’s handy if you only ever log onto AIM or AOL in one location at a time, and use this feature to disconnect yourself from another location if someone you know gets onto your computer at home and logs onto AIM or AOL without your consent, that’s the only scenario, that in my mind, is where this AOLSystemMsg bot comes in handy. Otherwise, hes freaking annoying. Why am I even calling the bot a he?, it’s an it.
Anyways, you can try blocking “it” in Windows, Mac and Linux if you want. But I was unable to block him. I did some Google searches and found some potential to some fixes, though you’ll have to do some digging. If I implemented those fixes into this post I would have to write a 5 page post. So please don’t get mad, I am simply directing you into the right direction into stopping this madness of the annoying “it” bot.
<A> For Mac OS X, here is a possible solution that some programmers came up with that they have confirmed, works.
<B> In Windows, if you use Pidgin (an open-source multi-protocol messenger that supports many different IM services including AIM), you can block AOLSystemMsg.
<C> In Linux, since Pidgin also is compatible with Linux (actually originally coming from there), the plugin should also work for Pidgin on this OS too.
With computers, anything is always possible, you just got to dig to China to get there.