AIM Mail Icon

AIMmail.PNGI didn’t realize what this icon was until I enlarged it. It was really bothering me because it was a flashing image on top of my AIM icon in the tray area of the taskbar. I couldn’t figure out what it was, but it kept blinking, so I became to determined to figure it out. When you enlarge the picture, it becomes a little more clear that it’s a mailbox with a letter in it.

Indeed, the flashing icon means that I have AIM mail, and I had four emails in my intelliot mailbox. All four were spam. Not a surprise, considering I don’t use the address. But considering the number of AIM users in the world that use the AIM client (quite a lot), what kind of productivity loss does the blinking icon inflict?

4 Responses to “AIM Mail Icon”

  1. Jay says:

    I hate this icon! How do I make it stop blinking?

  2. Phi Deaux says:

    AIM – Preferences – Mail – disable ‘Display alert tray icon’

  3. Jordan says:

    I had this same problem. I came across your website Googling for a solution to get rid of it. Turns out you can disable it under Preferences -> Mail, and then uncheck “Display alert tray icon”

  4. will says:

    how do i get an icon for aim MAIL?

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