in reply to Net::Aim (again)
Your title is incorrect, it should be Net::AOLIM instead of Net::AIM.
When executing example.pl that is included with Net::AOLIM, I get the following error:
Maybe AOL has made some change to the protocol.Use of uninitialized value in array dereference at /usr/lib/perl5/site +_perl/5.6.1/Net/AOLIM.pm line 946, <> line 2.
I've been able to use Net::AIM without too many problems. You may want to try that package instead.