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My apple id and passwords works well with everything except when I try to connect to ichat( I have never successfully been connected since I bought this computer in February) Why?

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My apple id and passwords works well with everything except when I try to connect to ichat( I have never successfully been connected since I bought this computer in February) Why?

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)

    HI,

     

    Not enough info really.

     

    The Mac could be an older one sold as new and have Snow Leopard and iChat 5 running on it.

    This would mean any iCloud issued @me.com name from Apple would not work.

     

    This is due to a change brought in for iChat 6 (Lion) and Messages in Mountain Lion where the app logs in to me.com which then allows the AIM servers to "See" the Password.

     

    Also only @mac.com and @me.com names work as AIM valid Screen Names.

    The new @icloud.com ending ones also works as AIM Screen Names (in iChat 6 and Messages only)

     

    iChat version ?

    Screen Names issued Where ?

    What OS version ?

     

     

     

     


    9:54 PM      Sunday; November 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

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