3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2012 1:50 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
brijallice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i created a new ichat account today and its a @mac.com account. After making it i tried logging in and it said "ichat can't log in to AOL Instant messenger cause your log in ID or password is incorrect." How do i get it to log in? I know its all correct.


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  • 1. Re: i created a new ichat account today and its a @mac.com account.
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,500 points)

    HI,

     

    Are you sure you don't mean @me.com ?

     

    IF you created an iCloud ID it will be @me.com

     

    However if you are using this on iChat 5 or earlier it will not work.

    Apple restricted how AIM can "read" the Password by creating a dual login to AIM and Me.com in iChat 6 and Messages.

    iChat 5 and earlier cannot do this dual login so the name does not work.

     

    Register for an AIM name.

     

     


    9:35 PM      Thursday; October 11, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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

  • 2. Re: i created a new ichat account today and its a @mac.com account.
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,500 points)

    HI,

     

    Are you sure you don't mean @me.com ?

     

    IF you created an iCloud ID it will be @me.com

     

    However if you are using this on iChat 5 or earlier it will not work.

    Apple restricted how AIM can "read" the Password by creating a dual login to AIM and Me.com in iChat 6 and Messages.

    iChat 5 and earlier cannot do this dual login so the name does not work.

     

    Register for an AIM name.

     

     


    9:35 PM      Thursday; October 11, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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

  • 3. Re: i created a new ichat account today and its a @mac.com account.
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,500 points)

    HI,

     

    Are you sure you don't mean @me.com ?

     

    IF you created an iCloud ID it will be @me.com

     

    However if you are using this on iChat 5 or earlier it will not work.

    Apple restricted how AIM can "read" the Password by creating a dual login to AIM and Me.com in iChat 6 and Messages.

    iChat 5 and earlier cannot do this dual login so the name does not work.

     

    Register for an AIM name.

     

     


    9:35 PM      Thursday; October 11, 2012


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

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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