Friday, June 17, 2005

350 Buddies...

We've now raised the limit to 350 buddies on your buddy list... and we're not done yet.

Responding to those who asked about SMTP settings for AIM Mail: supposedly you can use smtp.aol.com, port 587, with your AIM user name and password - but I had problems with this. I've asked some folks on our mail team to look into it.

35 comments:

josephmaaz said...

Nice, this is very useful. :-)

I love AIM.

xerocool119 said...

Dude, please fix the pop3 as soon as possible. I need it :)

josephmaaz said...

RE: "Dude, please fix the pop3 as soon as possible. I need it :)"
--
AIM/AOL doesnt use POP3, it uses IMAP.
imap.aol.com:143
smtp.aol.com:587, TLS enabled

xerocool119 said...

Pop3 server is?

vodkadrnkr said...

it works fine for me, i went to mail.aim.com to "make" the account first, not sure if people are skipping that step, or if it's even required

dackz said...

This would be nice if I could use it on all of my old and important screen names weren't randomly suspended for seemingly no reason. You guys need to hold off on anything new and fix the bogus suspensions. It's happened to me and a lot of other people and it's getting old, especially with no way of knowing WHY the suspension occurred or any way of recourse! (No one has ever answered anything I've sent via the suspension form.)

darien824 said...

Is the buddy list increase fully implemented? It doesn't seem to be working for me. I am stuck on a max of 205, from the previous 200. Was there a typo somewhere? I know these are recent changes, so I hope it gets fixed soon.

juberti said...

yes, the increase has been rolled out, although it is always possible that a slip-up occurred. Are you using an official AIM client?

darien824 said...

Yes, I am using am using an official client. I updated to the latest version (5.9.3797) too, and still no good. I will keep trying and see if anything makes a difference.

darien824 said...

Sorry to write back so soon, but it seems there is a problem with how the buddy lists are stored. As a final attempt, I saved my buddy list, then cleared it. I then tried to restore it back, and I wasn't able to. It would add them, then a second later, come up with an error, "One or more of the additions or modifications to your Buddy List were not able to be saved," then revert back to 0. Now, I can't even add 1 buddy into my list. What's going on?

jerseydevil181 said...

i have the same problem i went to add a new friend to my list and got the error message "One or more of the additions or modifications to your Buddy List were not able to be saved." Then my entire buddy listt went blank....


if anyone has a solution for this email me:  Jerseydevil181@comcast.net

josephmaaz said...

Re: darien824

I had the same issue. It seems to be server-related. I just logged off and stayed logged off for a day then signed on and imported the buddy list, then it worked, and stayed.  There's a lot of AIM development happening, so I expect a couple glitches once in a while.

- Joe

juberti said...

Note that there is a 200-buddy limit per buddylist group - if you want to have over 200 buddies, you will need to have two (or more) groups in your buddylist. Unfortunately this per-group limit is much harder to change than the overall buddy limit.

darien824 said...

Thanks for the response. I just found that out and that solves the problem. Hooray!

compgamelover2 said...

I don't know where else to send it, so here it is:

Thank you so much. I love AIM and I love you guys.

azngongzhu7 said...

I had the same problem where I saved my buddy list and then cleared it. When I tried to reload it, it would add them, then a second later, come up with an error, "One or more of the additions or modifications to your Buddy List were not able to be saved," then revert back to 0. I can't add a single buddy anymore. I've tried signing off overnight but it still didn't work when I tried the next morning. Does anyone have a solution to this? If so, PLEASE email me: azngongzhu7@netscape.net. THANKS!

ivilaurenivi said...

I'm having the same issue that other people seem to be experienceing.. I made a new screen name recently.. And I added some buddies, and it worked. Then a few minutes later I tried toimport my buddylist from my old screen name and it seemed to work, then a second later it all went blank and "One or more of the additions or modifications to your Buddy List were not able to be saved." popped up. Soo I waited over night, and tried again today. Same deal. I don't understand why I can't add buddies on this name.. None of my other names are doing this, and it did work ont his screen name before. If anyone has help please please please email me at iViLauReNVi@aol.com

Thanks for your time,
Lauren

euph954 said...

I'm in the same boat as several of the other people here - in the past, I had been using two different screen names - Euph954 and MitchWaas, one for business and the other for personal.

Since you upgraded to 350, I decided I'd combine the two into Euph954.  So last night I backed up both of my buddy lists, imported the MitchWaas buddies into Euph954, and then received the dreaded error, "One or more of the additions or modifications to your Buddy List were not able to be saved."  

At that point I should have stopped, since I still had my Euph954 buddies, just not the MitchWaas buddies added.  But no, I figured I could fix it by clearing the ENTIRE buddy list out, and then re-importing all the names.  NO SUCH LUCK...

Now I have NO BUDDIES, and anytime I try adding even one, it responds by giving me the same old error, "One or more of the additions or modifications to your Buddy List were not able to be saved."

Fortunately, I do have all of my buddies backed up, but importing even one group from my old lists ALSO results in the error.

HELP?!?

sniglefager said...

I two am getting this error messege I hope it gets fixed because I have been using this one and only sn for over 4 years! I would hate to have to get a new one.

lilrvi3tboi said...

Hi the other day my buddy list got deleted out of no where. Then i asked my friend to send me his buddy list. I loaded everything up it was working fine for like 1 minute then they alll got delted again then when i try to add someone to my buddy list it was like "One or more of the additions or modifications to your Buddy List were not able to be saved." can you please e-mail me at aumap253@hotmail.com or IM me lilrvi3tboi thanks

juberti2 said...

I see a lot of people are getting this problem. If anyone who is seeing this could run the Ethereal program and send me the output I will try to figure out what is happening to your buddy list.

thisaimerror said...

Ok, I figured out how this happens. A user imports a buddylist with more people then the server can handel making it somehow overload. Weather it thinks its a diniel of serves attack or what. Anyways I have a log file of it happaning, you can get it here...

http://www.snigle.net/aim/aimerror

Let me know what you can find out.

mattsaysso said...

but the "one or more modifications could not be saved" error is not just when you're adding a lot of people. sometimes my mouse will slip and I'll drag a buddy from one of the groups into the Recent Buddies group, and I'll recieve that error and the names will disappear, so I dont think it has anything to do with there being too many names.

euph954 said...

Regarding the "One or more of the additions or modifications to your Buddy List were not able to be saved." error:

I conducted a large search of various forums looking for potential solutions to this error, and the general concensus seems to be:  If you see this error and can't add any more user names, log out of the AIM service, and stay off of it for a full 24 hours.  This should give the AIM server enough time to correct itself.

After reading this on several sites, I tried it myself.  The first time I got impatient and logged back on after only 16 hrs and still encountered the error.  The second try, I logged out and waited a full 36 hours before logging back in.

Amazingly enough, at that point I was able to import both of my buddy lists properly, and everything has been working PERFECTLY ever since.

Hope this helps!

Mitch  =O )

dancecheer228 said...

usually i import screennames with the bottom on the aim window.i have no probems at all.i have gotton that error message before though.i just let it go rebooted my computer and tried again and it worked

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leezahilde said...

omg ugh! i am having the same problem with the "One or more of the additions or modifications to your Buddy List were not able to be saved." AIM error. It will not let me add anyone to my buddy list & I have tried EVERYTHING! if someone knows a solution to this problem PLEASE e-mail me at: im_fam0us_btch@yahoo.com or IM me on my s/n : x hella fetch

thank you so much!

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allstarjohn7000 said...

For all the people that are having problems importing buddylist there is a coding error that causes a group to be unable to hold more than 200 buddies. When updating the buddy lists size to 350 Aol messed up the coding so now u can have up to 350 buddies but no more than 200 in one group. before importing buddies try moving buddies in your main group to a series of smaller categories this should allow you to add more buddies with out encountering the error. Hope this helps!

xococacola5ox said...

900 would be good

baybgrl96 said...

aim rocks

lilcrzyjay13 said...

how do u make yo buddy list on yo aim and i love aim i just need to learn how to add a buddy list so thats all i need to no halla at yo grl

dwarfsrmyfrends7 said...

where wood u get 350 buddies

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