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Jan. 30th, 2006

I first off want to thank everyone who commented to my last post, I am getting so I like iJournal better than posting directly onto LJ. I am hoping that you can be just as helpful a second time... I have a quesion on AIM, I downloaded the version for mac, but on the pc version there was a way to make yourself invisible and I cant figure out how to do it on the mac version. Does anyone know how. It took me forever to figure out even how to put up an away message so now that I have that figured out I found something else that is harder... Thanks in advance for your help!

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elementalchoice
Jan. 30th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC)
Haven't managed to go invisible, but you can IM even though your away message is up, if you only want to talk to certain people :-)
abandonada
Jan. 30th, 2006 06:03 am (UTC)
To be invisible, have you tried up in the menu bar People > Block User? You type the screen name of the person to whom you wish to be invisible.

I don't know of a way to block everyone at the same time.
araquen
Jan. 30th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
I actually use a product called Fire, which is a multi-protocol chat agent. It seems to have no issues making me invisible - though it's across the board. All the services which support invisibility will also make you invisible.
darbielou
Jan. 31st, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
Thank you, I dont mind being invisible across the board, see I take my laptop to work and want to use AIM there and we arent supposed to, so I want to make myself invisible so they cant see I am signed on.
araquen
Jan. 31st, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)
Just be careful, your IT guys might be able to detect activity on the ports used by any of the protocols, and they might be able to trace the activity back to the IP address of your laptop, which I don't think any chat application hides - even when you're invisible.

But I could be wrong, I'm only an Evil Mac Chick and not well versed in the wily ways of IT.

Good luck!

oboe_sama
Jan. 31st, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
yeah, being "invisible" on AIM wouldn't affect the network admins' ability to see whether or not you're logged in due to the traffic the application would be generating.

i use adium, and i've seen it have an option for going invisible - when you select your away message it's got a "custom..." menu option in the away message list, and that brings up a screen to enter your away message... in that screen there's a pop-up menu to select your state, and that lets you choose from available, free to chat, away, extended away, do not disturb, and invisible.
darbielou
Jan. 31st, 2006 07:51 am (UTC)
thank you for your concern I appreciate it, but I think it is highly unlikely that they would catch me, because I work in a hotel and we have wireless internet access and lots of people have computers here and I dont know how they would be able to tell that it was me and not one of our guests. To my understanding, my IP address doesnt connect with my name. Now maybe I am wrong, but I hope I am not.
darbielou
Jan. 31st, 2006 07:52 am (UTC)
Oh and btw I love your icon!!! It is so adorable!
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