14 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2011 3:29 PM by srbuzz
chazcron Level 1 Level 1

I need to get a coworker on iChat and he has no mac.com or me.com address. He is on Snow Leopard and has no IOS devices to set up an iCloud account. How does one get one now?

  • chazcron Level 1 Level 1

    I successfully faked my way into an icloud me.com address with my own iPad with IOS 5. After entering the screenname and password into iChat, I get the password failure that seems to be rampant on the iChat discussions page. Now what?

     

    BTW, it is hard to fathom that Apple does not have a clear way for people who can't upgrade to Lion and don't have IOS devices to get a me.com account.

  • chazcron Level 1 Level 1

    He already has an "Apple ID" which is a Yahoo email address, which, when entered into iChat, does not allow him online. This is the reason I asked how to create a me.com address.

  • chazcron Level 1 Level 1

    Dupe

  • Defcom(UK) Level 6 Level 6

    It wont its not a iChat/aim account, see link in my post above.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9
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    Hi,

     

    Apple have an Agreement that the Apple IDs from @mac.com and @Me.com are Valid AIM Names

     

    The Passwords need to be 16 characters or Less as this is the AIM Server Limit.

     

    Defcom has linked you to the @mac.com registration page
    These can still be created an as listed as "Free iChat Names"  (you just have to remember the password thing)

     

    NOTES.

    It is however a way a creating another Apple ID
    You have to List an Alternative email which is then effectively Hard Linked.

    This means that the alternative email cannot be associated with an Existing Apple ID.

     

    Also note that this is not an active email account

     


    8:04 PM      Wednesday; October 19, 2011


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

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

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

  • chazcron Level 1 Level 1

    Wish that link worked. FIlled it all out and when I clicked the final link, it merely reloads the page, with all the info intact, and the screenname highlighted. No text saying the name is taken, I tried putting a different string of random numbers after my chosen name, but it did the same thing. Maybe it is that "hard linked" thing mentioned in the notes. I would have expected it to say "you already have this email associated with an Apple ID" I still cant log into iChat with the me.com email I made yesterday.

  • chazcron Level 1 Level 1

    Tried a different email address, that one came back flagged for already being associated. So that wasn't it.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9
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    Hi,

     

    A New iCloud Account may need you to go here and Manage Account and Verify the emails used.

     

    I used Defcom's link to check it went where I though it did (As I use Hyperlinks more often than not and don't look at the URL that much)

     

    Listing again

    @mac.com Registration Page

    Plain Text/Full URL https://appleid.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MyInfo.woa/wa/createAppleId?createa cctype=lite&userid=dmac&localang=en_US

     

    You can also get there by going to the iChat Preferences >Accounts and pressing the + Button to access the Add Accounts screen then Selecting @Mac.com and pressing the "Get an iChat Account" button.

     

    I think you are right that the page does just return you to the "top" if the Name in already taken or the use Email is already in use with another Apple ID

     

     


    8:46 PM      Wednesday; October 19, 2011


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

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

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

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9
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    Applications

    Can't think what is "wrong" with that one then.

     

    If the password was over 16 characters you would not be able to use it with iChat/AIM.

     

    I must admit it has been awhile and I am not sure what the page does after you Register.

    You should at least get an Email to Confirm the account  (Of course you have to have access to that email account)

     

     


    8:49 PM      Wednesday; October 19, 2011


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

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

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

  • chazcron Level 1 Level 1

    @me.com address is verified and alternate email address was added and verified. Still no luck with signing into iChat with it. Password is 8 characters with 1 number and 1 capital.

     

    The link to get iChat address in iChat goes to a 404 broken link.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4058

     

    My guess is that the mac.com address adding page is nonfunctioning since they no longer are adding MobileMe accounts.

     

    Oh and thanks for your continuing efforts, Ralph.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.applications
    Applications

    Hi,


    Do you get there if you do the thing in item 1 here  ?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2515

     

     


    9:27 PM      Wednesday; October 19, 2011


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

     

     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb( 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

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

  • chazcron Level 1 Level 1

    Hey Ralph, your last response hasn't posted here yet,

     

    Hi,

     

     

    Do you get there if you do the thing in item 1 here  ?

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2515

     

     

    Yes, I have reentered the correct information there many times. And I have been searching this iChat thread, so I already made sure i was not using SSL.

     

    And by yes, I mean I tried, but without success.

  • srbuzz Level 1 Level 1

    Read this link, it might be the answer you are looking for!

     

    How to get an iCloud @me.com address without buying Lion or iOS5