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How do you use iChat when it says my password is incorrect?

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Nov 20, 2012 10:46 AM

I have never used it before and just made a new password. It is correct as I have just made the password.

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



    If this is an Apple ID ending in, or and the password is over 16 characters the AIM servers (As it is a valid AIM Screen Name) cannot read the password.


    This applies to all versions of iChat and Messages


    If you have an iCloud issued or @icloud name then these will only work in iChat 6 or above.

    Apple now have iChat 6 and the Messages app also login on to which in turn allows the passwords to be seen by AIM.


    As a consequence iChat 5 and earlier don't login in to and then the password access is not verified.  (It does not work in this an earlier versions)







    11:00 PM      Tuesday; November 20, 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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