7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2012 1:28 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
JonniJS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Well.. I don't know how to set up an account on my MacBook ?

 

 

I am confused about these fields:

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Description, username and password.

 

Should account should I use? I don't understand all these computer language like AOL and stuff.. I've tried to use my hotmail acc but that didn't worked.


MacBook Pro
  • 1. Re: I don't know how to set up a iChat account!
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,495 points)

    Hi,

     

    iChat is a Messaging app that can join AIM or Jabber services up to iChat 5

    At iChat 6 and Messages (in Mountain Lion ) you can also use an Yahoo ID.

     

    Apple IDs ending in @mac.com and @me.com and @icloud.com are also Valid AIM Screen Names.

    However the @me.com an @icloud.com ones will only work in iChat 6 and Messages  (Apple changed the way those version allow AIM to Access the Password to the exclusion of earlier versions)

     

    AIM is based an a central server where all names are registered or kept.

    Jabber works on  many Jabber servers that are then interlinked.

    This allows both Public and Private servers.

    Public ones are where anyone can register a Name/ID with the sever.

    Private ones tend to be that can only be joined if your belong to the required group of people such as a work/office set up.

    Both Google and Facebook run Jabber servers that then allow people to use their IDs with Google or Facebook.

     

    The Boxes in your Picture do various things

    The Description adds a Title to the Buddy List

    The Username is the Screen Name form AIM or the Jabber ID you are using.

    The Password is the one you used when your registered the Screen Name or ID

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    So, you need either Name that works with AIM or a ID that works with Jabber.

     

     

     

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    10:12 PM      Wednesday; December 5, 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 don't know how to set up a iChat account!
    JonniJS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    But it keeps saying that my password is wrong???

  • 3. Re: I don't know how to set up a iChat account!
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,495 points)

    Hi,

     

    Is the Screen Name or ID you are putting in registered with AIM ?

     

    You mentioned Hotmail in the first post.

    Unless you go to AIM and Register that Name (you can list an email Address as Screen Name) then it will not work.

     

    AIM tends to send out two messages.

    One leads you to question the Screen Name details.  A second refers to either the Name or the Password being 'Wrong" and tends to be about the password.

     

    You have to have a Name  or ID that works with the Services that iChat can join.

     

    Hotmail names would normally work with MSN Messenger.  (iChat cannot work with MSN Messenger)

     

     

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    8:24 PM      Thursday; December 6, 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

  • 4. Re: I don't know how to set up a iChat account!
    JonniJS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well.. I figured it out. I didn't even had an AIM account.

     

    Anyways.. I have now connected to Facebook and now is my problem that every time a person logs on and off it keeps saying annoying sounds.. Where can I change that .oO !?

  • 5. Re: I don't know how to set up a iChat account!
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,495 points)

    HI,

     

    Global Sounds.

    Messages Menu > Preferences > Alerts.

    Select the action involved in the top drop down.

    Select the tick box in the next line and remove the tick.  (or change the Sound.)

     

    Individually.

    Highlight a Buddy and then use CMD and i keys together (Get Info)

    In the Info card change the tab to Actions.

    Select Action.

    Change Sound or untick item.

     

    Individually set sounds override the global ones and can be used to highlight or indicate when a particular Buddy does something.

     

    During the set up/testing of the sounds the app plays them.

    During actual use the sounds are played by System Preferences > Sound > Sound Effects and Systems Alerts (This setting controls the Volume)

     

     

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    8:32 PM      Thursday; December 13, 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

  • 6. Re: I don't know how to set up a iChat account!
    JonniJS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    haha yeah I actually also ended up with finding out myself soo

     

    Both problems solved!! But thanks anyway I love that you're so "in to it" Cheers

  • 7. Re: I don't know how to set up a iChat account!
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,495 points)

    No Problem.

     

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    9:28 PM      Thursday; December 13, 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