Record Aim Chat?, Part 2

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Recall --

Yesterday, Infopackets Reader 'Suzanne' asked if I knew of a freeware program that could record / export chat logs for AIM (AOL Instant Messenger):

" Do you know of any way to save AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) chat history without copying text into another program like word? I personally don't like AIM all that much, but a lot of my friends use it. Every other chat program that I currently use (ICQ, MSN, etc.) have the 'save history' feature, but AIM apparently does not. "

Since I don't use AIM, I asked Infopackets Readers for help. By far, the best response was sent in by Kathy S., who suggested a freeware program called "DeadAIM".

From the web site:

" Ever had an important conversation with someone and wish you had saved it? With DeadAIM all your conversations are automatically logged for you so that you can read them later. This is of course optional. Images and sounds that are inserted into a direct connection session are also logged for you. As well as logging conversations, DeadAIM can log when people on your buddy list sign on/off or set themselves away/back. The DeadAIM log manager is used to view your conversations at a later date and to display the event logs for users ... DeadAIM is completely compatible with AOL Instant Messenger 4.8 and 5. " (Source:

For a full list of features, visit the DeadAIM home page:

Note that the latest version of AIM is currently 5.9, which is incompatible with DeadAIM. You can download an older version of AIM through

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