1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 6, 2013 1:48 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
ballymal Level 1 (0 points)

Thought my iChat User ID and Password were the same as my google A/C, doesn't appear to be the case, cannot log into iChat, can anyone help?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 (70,500 points)



    If you have set up a Google Talk account in iChat then the name/ID and it's password should be the same as you use logging in to Google.


    You have to have a Google Mail Account  (@gmail.com or @googlemail.com)

    On your Google account settings you need to have enabled "Talk".

    In setting up the account in iChat you must type your name the same way the Google Mail Web pages shows your name (@gmail.com or @googlemail.com)


    In iChat > Preferences > Accounts > Google talk > Server settings it should read Port 5223, SSL and the server is talk.google.com






    9:48 PM      Sunday; January 6, 2013

    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