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Linked screen names in AIM

With the AIM software, you can have more than one screen name active for IM sessions. To do this, you must first register additional AIM or AOL screen names. If you already have additional screen names, you do not need to register a new one to use this feature.

Link a screen name

If you want to have multiple screen names signed on to receive instant messages during the same AIM session, you can link the screen names.

To link a screen name:

  1. Sign onto the AIM software.
  2. On the Buddy List window, click the Edit menu, then click Linked Screen Names....
  3. Click the Add a Screen Name button.
  4. In the Screen Name box, type the screen name to link.
  5. In the Password box, type the password for that screen name.
  6. Click the Save button and follow the onscreen instructions to link the screen names.
  7. Exit the AIM Triton software, then sign back in with your screen name to activate the linked screen name. All linked screen names will now be available to use in your IM session.

Unlink a screen name

If you no longer want a screen name linked to the same instant message session, you can unlink it.

To unlink a screen name:

  1. Sign onto the AIM software.
  2. On the Buddy List window, click the Edit menu, then click Linked Screen Names....
  3. Click the Unlink Selected Screen Names button.
  4. In the Screen Name box, type the screen name to unlink.
  5. In the Password box, type the password for that screen name.
  6. Click the Save button and follow the onscreen instructions to unlink the screen names.
  7. Exit the AIM Triton software, then sign back in with your screen name to deactivate the linked screen name.