1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 2:16 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
tarynjulane Level 1 (0 points)

When attempting to use ichat, I can't get past the AOL instant messenger login. It says I have the wrong ID or password. But I'm using the correct ones. Does anyone know what to do? Thanks!

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 (71,178 points)



    Two possibles.


    1) You are using iChat 5 or Earlier with an iCloud Issued ID from Apple (@me.com or @iCloud.com)

    Apple now have the iChat 6 and Messages app log in to me.com as well as AIM and this then Allows AIM to "read" the Password.

    Earlier versions of iChat do not do this so you cannot then Login despite the name actually being Valid.


    2) AIM servers have a 16 character Limit on Passwords.

    You may need to shorten your password.  Applies to any version of iChat or Messages.



    10:16 PM      Wednesday; December 5, 2012

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