I need a programmer who can make a reliable client that connects to AOL using winsock and not America Online software. This would require figuring out the AOL handshake which shouldn't be all that difficult for an experienced programmer.
This program needs to be built for the sake of managing company e-mail accounts with AOL, use of Instant Messaging functionality with-in AOL, and the ability to manage our company chat rooms with the software. Using America Online clients software is very limited (you can only load one copy at a time), and takes up much resources.
I'm not sure how this all works but a friend of mine told me it should be easier to get into AOL 7.0 because it's an older copy of America Online. If this is the case and the program can be built, fine. If this can also be done with newer versions of America Online that would be good too. We need something reliable that will not expire overnight. Thank you.
Upon satisfaction of this program coder will be rewarded $200 bonus. Thanks!
***Any coders who present an example of a working version of a client connecting to AOL 7.0 handshake or better will be taken more seriously.
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Windows platform. Linux or Unix is a possibility if demonstrated to work just as easily.