AIM messages in Gmail -- stop!
July 22, 2014 1:07 PM Subscribe
As of very recently, I'm getting AIM messages not just opening up in AIM, but also in my Gmail. I want to receive the messages in AIM, but I do not want to them also to appear as an email in Gmail. How do I fix this?
posted by lewedswiver to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
My AIM username is a gmail email address, but the account itself is a regular AIM account. I've always used the AIM program as well (I'm on a Mac).
However, recently I tried to start a new chat with someone who's on Google Talk. Via AIM, I sent a friend request to his account, but he didn't receive it. He sent me one from Google, but I didn't receive it. Though he'd never had problems chatting with AIM people before, somehow this didn't work and we were unable to chat with each other... so we tried different solutions.
One of the solutions was me adding Google Talk as an account on my AIM. Also I started using Messages on Mac instead of AIM. In the end we sorted it out, and I de-linked the Google Talk account from my AIM (in Messages) because I didn't want all my many Google contacts to appear in my Messages/AIM.
However, even though the accounts are not linked to my knowledge (not in Messages, not in AIM, hell, even in Gmail I've specifically turned Chat off), I get emails in my Gmail inbox that have the subject line "Chat with [aim account]@aol.com" and have the content of one half of our AIM conversation (the other person's messages to me, not mine to them). I don't want to receive these emails. How do I make them stop?