in reply to Net::Aim (again)
It seems that AOL will block users who connect and disconnect frequently. I ran into this problem when suddenly it wasn't sending messages anymore. I tried to log on using GAIM (a very nice AIM client for Linux) and got the message about connecting and disconnecting too much. If you've been testing with the same username, you might want to try and register a different to test with; either that or wait for a good amount of time before trying again.