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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,880 points)
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    Jul 31, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to johannes.mahne)



    If I go to Server Settings, after logging the account out of the server, (So I can change things) and use NO SSL and port 5222 and then log back in again I get this.


    Screen Shot 2012-07-31 at 19.48.38
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    It's an Alert from the Keychain



    If I "Continue " I get this...

    Screen Shot 2012-07-31 at 19.48.49
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    Which is an Alert from Messages itself.


    However at this point the Google Talk Account will login.


    This is different from the last time I checked in iChat 5



    8:04 PM      Tuesday; July 31, 2012

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


      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.2)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

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

  • Yairkauf Calculating status...
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    Aug 18, 2012 12:15 AM (in response to Ralph Johns (UK))

    Great !! Changing the port to 443 and checking SSL option worked for me !

  • 2502Bastet Calculating status...
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    Aug 18, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to Yairkauf)

    changing to 5222 ssl yes/no, changing to 443 ssl yes/no account switching to automatically find server... I think I tried all options... nothing work for me... - mountain lion..

    The chat is working on my phone so the account is working.. any thoughts plllease...

  • 2502Bastet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 2:21 PM (in response to 2502Bastet)

    success ! but before you change to 443 SSL on delate all preferences for ichat and messages at users/XXXX/library/Preferences... all plist  (maybe one would work but I did delete all so not sure which one ;-) So this is what worked for me:

    1. Using activity monitor

    quit the meesages service


    2. Delete all plist


    3. Restart Computer


    4 set up your account again with messages and put 443 ssl (on)


    good luck :-)

  • genevish Calculating status...
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    Sep 26, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to LeddyJ)

    My office had blocked port 5223, so setting Google Talk to the following worked:


    Screen Shot 2012-09-26 at 11.42.19 AM.png

  • Vikas DTN Calculating status...
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    Mar 5, 2013 2:40 AM (in response to genevish)

    Setting to 443 with SSL checked worked for me as well..

  • Kanad Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2013 10:34 AM (in response to LeddyJ)

    I too had the the same problem, but i solved it by the followin method.


    Step 1 : Enable 2 setp verification from (


    Step 2 : Go to Manage in Connected applications and sites tab


    Step 3 : Generate application specific password.


    Step 4 : Now go to system preferences > Mail, Contacts & Calenders > Google tab (If already) > details> enter your username and then the application specific password


    Step 5 : In iChat preferences , you'll now see the google acc with greyed out username and password and a single option of Enable this account.


    Step 6 : Now it should work

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