Unexpected response when logging in to AIM (Captcha Required/Invalid)

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Mon Dec 7 02:51:38 EST 2009

Forgot to send to the list, first time.

Paul Franklin wrote:

> <response xmlns="https://api.login.aol.com">
>   <statusCode>330</statusCode>
>   <statusText>Captcha Required/Invalid</statusText>

Looks like you have triggered some sort of unusual activity detector and
AIM is trying to verify that it is talking to a human, rather than a

David Woolley
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.

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