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Adding AIM accounts (back) to Empathy

I use Empathy on Ubuntu and I needed to contact someone over AIM chat recently, but I had uninstalled the telepathy-haze package which is required to use AIM in Empathy.

After reinstalling the telepathy-haze package, there was still no option to add an AIM account to Empathy. Even after closing and restarting Empathy, the option was not on the menu.

After quitting Empathy again, I searched the running processes for telepathy:
$ ps x | grep telepathy
9370 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/telepathy/mission-control-5
9738 pts/0 S+ 0:00 grep telepathy

Bingo, I need to kill mission-control-5.
$ killall mission-control-5
Upon restarting Empathy I was then able to activate my AIM account.