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  • 60. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    HI,

     

    Have you Enabled "Talk" on your Account at Google.

    This can only then work in iChat if it is a GoogleMail ID (Ending in either @gmail.com or @googlemail.com)

     

    If you have Enabled "Talk" on your account then the thing to look to is what name did you stick in iChat And what appears when you login to the Google Mail Web Page.

    It makes a difference at this point if the name ends @googlemail.com and you enter @gmail.com  (Strangely Mail seems to get away with either but the server here is more fussy)

     

     


    9:39 PM      Tuesday; May 29, 2012


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

     

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  • 61. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    sweeda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Ralph

     

    yeah Talk is also on and working to... So we can tell that @me and GoogleTalk are working... But for my work i need a sort of Microsoft account. They told me to use jabber for that.

     

    They use Pidgin on there PC's and that program is not for Mac.. On my Mac they said then try Spark with a jabber account and thats working..

    But i wanted to use iChat.. and with the same settings that i use with Spark iChat will not work and says the username or wrong password error..

  • 62. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    Hi,

     

    In iChat you can use a Jabber Account (plus some tweaks) to get MSN/Live Buddies into an iChat Buddy List.

     

    Tweaks

    http://allforces.com/2005/05/06/ichat-to-msn-through-jabber/

     

    Basically you find a Jabber server that runs what are called Transports

    You register a Name with that Server and using the Psi app (from the Intructions) you set the Transport as well.

    Then you add your Buddies to that list using the format they show you at the sireltonjohnny spot.

     

    Now with some Jabber servers you can access the Transport from other Jabber servers which mean you can add the Buddies to your Google List  (Although you have the Google and the new Jabber account you need only use Google day to day)

     

     

    There used to be Lists that showed you which Jabber Servers did what in this regard but the site I used seems to have disappeared recently.

     

     

     

     

     


    10:36 PM      Tuesday; May 29, 2012


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

     

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  • 63. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    isaravana Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes i've an account thts ends with @me.com

  • 64. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    isaravana Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Ralphs,

     

    I have a apple id ends with@me.com

    Yes this is from icloid registration .

     

    I am not using ichat 5, i am trying to login in AIM client using my @me.com account.

     

    Plz help how to do this

  • 65. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    HI,

     

    If you are using AIM for Mac or any other AIM client other than iChat then this Account will not work.

     

    iChat 6 (and the Messages beta) login to both the me.com and AIM servers.

    This dual Login allows the AIM Servers to see the password stored for the @me.com names from iCloud.

     

    iCloud issued @me.com names only work in iChat 6 or Messages Beta.

     

     


    6:58 PM      Wednesday; May 30, 2012


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

     

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  • 66. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    dannymichel Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    So how do we login?

    im using the official aim client on my iphone

  • 67. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    Hi,

     

    If you have registered a Name with AIM (which would include setting a  password and listing a recovery/Verification email address)  then you would enter those detail in the AIM app on the  iPhone.

     

     

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    8:08 PM      Monday; December 3, 2012


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

     

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  • 68. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    dannymichel Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    yep, i do have an AIM username, but kind of wanted to get rid of it and use my icloud email address instead

  • 69. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    Hi,

     

    iCloud issued names  will only work in iChat 6 and Messages.

    They will will not work in iChat 5 or any other login (App or Web site)

     

    At iChat 6 Apple introduces the app logging in to the me.com server as well as the AIM servers.

    This in turn allows the AIM server permission as it were to "view" the password.

     

    However there has not been an update to Snow Leopard and therefore iChat 5 to do the same thing.

     

    Certain settings that you can make on the AIM Web site cannot be accessed https://settings.aim.com/

    Using and iCloud registered name in a Web Browser and using AIM Express will not do this either.

    Nor will using the Name in any AIM App on PC, Mac or Mobile device.

     

     

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    9:04 PM      Monday; December 3, 2012


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

     

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  • 70. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    cmaus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Recently I asked a friend to download AIM on Windows and then I wanted to send pictures and other files from Messsages.app.

    I noticed that wasn't possible. Not even video chat.

    So He should download the old AIM 7. Suddenly, that was possible.

     

    Now I guess AIM goes another way, basing their video chat on Adobe Flash etc.

    so the traditional way AIM works is not being advertised anymore, which means the technology used by iChat/Messages is good, but rendered obsolete. I guess Apple has no intents on adapting to the new AIM anymore. Maybe keep their Messages.app a sortof Mac-only app that features A/V-conferencing and screen sharing exclusively anyways.

    And since they have iMessage, there's no urge to develop with AIM anymore...sad but true, as iMessage ist not available on Windows, does not support text formatting, and has no A/V-conferencing, nor Screen Sharing.

  • 71. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    HI,

     

    From what I can see AIM have not changed their Windoes version since Jan 2011

    http://aim.aol.co.uk/products/windows

     

    To Quote the last part

     

    AIM 7.5.9.1 : By clicking the download button you agree to the terms of the AIM Software End User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service.

    Version: AIM 7.5.9.1. (last updated 1/20/11) | Platform: Windows(R): 2K or higher | System Requirements: Windows: 2K or higher, Internet Explorer 6(R), optimized for Internet Explorer(R) 7+, 128MB RAM and 512MB for Enhanced IM functionality Adobe Flash, Microphone/speaker or headset for Talk functionality, Broadband recommended for Live Video Chat

     

    It says Flash is used for Enhanced IM (which is A/V chats)

     

    This versions does not seem to be the latest version though as I have XP running in a Boot Camp partition on my MacBook Pro that has version 7.5.12.6

    However I can still video chat to this version  (although it did take several attempts) calling from the AIM of Windows app to the Mac.

     

    The app also tells me there is a version 7.5.14.8 I could update to.

     

    Calling from the Mac to the Boot Camp AIM app does not seem to show an invite on the MacBook Pro (in Boot Camp)

     

     

    I would agree though that since AIM version 5.9 the whole process has been getting further apart.

     

     

     

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    8:49 PM      Tuesday; December 4, 2012


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

     

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  • 72. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    cmaus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm not talking about different 7.x.x.x versions.

    The 7.x.x.x versions are still from the same branch as the 5.9 software.

    You referred to the UK website. Apparently, they are offering something that's "legacy" if you check the aim.com site.

     

    The main download there will give you an AIM verion 1.x.x, which is entirely new, has nothing in common with what iChat does.

    Someone who logs in using the new AIM 1.x.x is not available for in-text pictures, file transfers, A/V-chats...nothing.

  • 73. Re: Can't log in with AIM name.
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,480 points)

    Hi,

     

    I had not realised I had ended up at the UK site.

    I had tried to view the Windows option but it kept saying it wanted to Download instead.

     

    From there I clicked several links to get to a point where I was shown some info about the Windows version.

    I had not realised they and changed things again with a new numbering system.

     

    Sorry for any confusion.

     

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    8:42 PM      Wednesday; December 5, 2012


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

     

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     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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