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perlmonkscb: An AIM / CB gateway.
Much time has passed and this may be feasible once again. AOL has information around it Developer site on how to convert/register an account to be recognized as a Bot - and this definitely qualifies. Bots also get many features and different rules than a regular user. oh, and it's free.
If you desire, you can set up your own private gateway on your own machine. If you wish to get the script (which is no longer available), head over to Archive.org to get a copy: