There has been some headway in the Asterisk-IM development and we now have a beta for testing.
It only works with Openfire 3.3.0 which can be downloaded from here
The beta asterisk-im.jar is located here
This appears to me to have fixed many of the problems people were having with asterisk-im before. Please give it a try and let us know if it fixes your problems.
Message was edited by: toddejohnson