Why isn't the ... instant messaging alert no longer working?
Last modified on 8-2-2008 17:21:28
Most of the instant messaging providers are using none-documented protocols. This means that each time they implement a change (and they do that often) we can have a problem with the login or sending of messages.
That's the main reason why using instant messaging as alerting is not very reliable.
All IM alerting works again in Servers Alive v6.1 (ofcourse until one of the IM servers changes the protocol(s) it uses).
What's new in v8.x?
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