Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to (*Aria*))
The only bit that passes between you and your Buddy is your Screen Name.
However AIM does allow for a "Display Name" to be seen instead.
There are issues with this as it does not work for @me.com names issued by the iCloud registration process.
iCloud changes the way that the AIM servers can "See" the password for your @me.com name
iChat or Messages beta also logs on to me.com and this allows the AIM servers the access they need to use the password.
It means an iCloud issues name will not work in iChat 5 or earlier and your cannot make use of the AIM Settings page
If your Apple ID is older and from the MobileMe time then login on this page.
Go to Manage Your Account. Chose to Edit your Display name.
For your Buddies you can add their Screen Name to your Buddy List. iChat allows you to Add the First Name and Last Name details and this creates an entry in your Address Book
They will then appear in the Buddy List as those First name, Last name.
Alternatively you can add their Screen Name to their Existing Address Book "Card" and then drag it to iChat.
Your Buddy may be able to do the same with the App they are using and their Address Book
Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"
iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
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