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I can't use my apple ID in iChat

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May 1, 2012 6:29 PM

I have an apple ID that I use in iTunes store, app store and others, but I can't use this ID in iChat. In the apple website say that I need to create a account. Can I create this account with the same email of my apple ID without problems?

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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)
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    May 2, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to Mariana9003)



    Apple IDs

    Those "From" Apple that end and are also valid AIM Names.


    Any name you have created at any point will work (forever and a day) in any version of iChat or Messages Beta with out issue.

    This can be Trial accounts you set up or a paid for but lapsed or in some cased joined with a MobileMe issued


    You cannot get a New MobileMe issued name.


    You can create a new iCloud Issued name but this will only work in Lion or Above with iChat 6 or Messages Beta.

  registrations are here.

    You do need a separate email from any other Apple ID you have.

    Keep the password to 16 characters or less (AIM Server limit)


    I am sure you can find iCloud.

    This can be created from an Existing Apple ID/Email

    Keep the password to 16 characters or less (Again).


    The name will not be a separate email but an iCloud one will.



    8:49 PM      Wednesday; May 2, 2012

    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"


      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously


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