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Wired: AOL Disconnects MS Messaging

Aug 09, 1999, 00:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Oakes)

"AOL began disconnecting live chat sessions Friday between MSN Messenger users and AOL's own instant messaging users."

"You have been disconnected from the AOL Instant Message Service for accessing the AOL network using unauthorized software. You can download a FREE, fully featured, and authorized client, here," the sabotaging message informs MSN Messenger users."

"Microsoft released its new MSN Messenger service and client software last month so that users could access AOL's popular Instant Messenger accounts."

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