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AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)

Can you still use AOL Instant Messenger with RPA? Yes you can! You do not have to be an AOL member to use AIM. All you have to do is download the AIM installation file (available from AOL's home page). You will be prompted to choose a screen name and password prior to download. Once you have successfully installed AIM, follow the instructions below.

When you start AOL Instant Messenger, you will be prompted to enter your screen name and password.



Enter the screen name and password you chose prior to downloading the installation file. If you did not already do this, simply click on Sign On and you will be prompted to sign up for a screen name (free).



When you have your information typed in, click Sign On. If you would like to add buddies, family members, or coworkers to your Buddy List at this time, click on the List Setup tab at the top of your AIM window, and then click on the Add a Buddy icon toward the bottom. When you do so, a space for you to type in the screen name of your friend will start blinking in the buddy list.



When you have added the screen names of your friends to your Buddy List, you will see under the Online tab the names of those who are currently online. To send a message to somebody else, simply click on their name and then click on the Send Instant Message icon in the bottom left-hand corner.

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