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I made my AOL Instant Messenger account as a bot a very long time ago but now I can't initiate conversations with other people. AIM gives me the following message when I attempt to initiate a conversation:

This screen name is registered as an open bot and cannot start an IM conversation. To remove it's bot status, click here: Unable to send message: Refused by client (Bot accounts cannot initiate IMs)

I follow the link and sign in but apparently only registered commercial partners are allowed to access the developer section. Can I still remove the bot status from my AIM account?

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I'd try contacting AOL support on this one, since the developer programs have obviously changed. If you can't get an answer from them, you may have to recreate the account.

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