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AIM Direct Connect

In the offical AIM client, it is possible to "directly connect" to someone and send them inline picture files and large blocks of text. Direct Connect is also called direct messaging, direct IM, or direct chat.

Using Direct Connect

To initiate a Direct Connect, simply drag an image from the Finder to the text entry area. Adium should prompt the remote user to accept a direct connect invitation (iChat automatically accepts such invitations) and then display the picture inline in both your message window and the other user's message window.

Direct Connect and Firewalls

Direct Connect uses port 4443. If you have a firewall, opening this port may help.