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Why did AIM suspend me? 
13th-Dec-2004 08:56 pm
slanty, martha
The last time I tried to log in to AIM, I got the message "your account has been suspended". Any idea what might have caused that, or what to do about it?

AOL has a page they point you to, listing reasons you might be suspended. The only one that I could see applying says "If we don't know your age, we'll suspend you, since we don't allow anyone under 13 to have an account; click here to register with a credit card". But when I click there, it says to log in, and won't let me log in, because duh, my account has been suspended!

I suppose I could just create a new AIM account with a new name. Any better ideas?
14th-Dec-2004 03:39 am (UTC)
You could use Jabber! And tell all your AIM friends to use Jabber! And all their friends... and so on...
14th-Dec-2004 02:41 pm (UTC)
That happened to us recently. We have had an AOL account under Dad's name for about 10 years. Mom had been using her screenname at work (public library) and she must've forgotten to sign out, or the security sucks, or something... because somebody used her screenname to send spam, and AOL just cancelled our account without warning. But once Dad called and talked to a human, they gave us our account back right away.

I guess your bet bet would be to call and try to talk to a human.
14th-Dec-2004 02:58 pm (UTC)
AOL regularly purges old, unused accounts. In their latest purge, they messed up something and caught in-use accounts too.
14th-Dec-2004 04:17 pm (UTC)

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14th-Dec-2004 10:32 pm (UTC)
that happened to my friend steph... i think she just ended up starting a new account...
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