1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 11, 2013 11:47 PM by pedrovegajr
r_schroeder Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I can't seem to login in to iMessage - when I do, I receive the following error:

Screen Shot 2013-01-08 at 9.58.28 AM.png

The funny thing is, this happens on both desktops I own, so I can't believe it's a computer-specific problem.

iMessage works with the same Apple ID account on my iPhone and iPad.

On one of the machines, I've tried:

* fixing the etc/hosts file

* making sure date/time is correct and set automatically.

* deleting all Messages plist files

* deleting Keychain access entries for Messages

* and probably more that I can't remember right now.


What is going on! Any help? FaceTime, iTunes, and the Mac App Store all log in just fine.

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • pedrovegajr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Had the same issue. Here is what fixed it for me.


    Finder -> Go (in the menu bar) -> Go to folder... -> type "/etc" -> Go

    here, find the hosts file, now, this file is locked, I used sudo vim from Terminal to edit it, if you don't know vim, try nano, it might be easier to understand.

    So, open up Terminal and type: sudo nano /etc/hosts

    type in your password and press enter


    delete everything EXCEPT these lines:


    # Host Database


    # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface

    # when the system is booting.  Do not change this entry.

    ##          localhost          broadcasthost

    ::1             localhost

    fe80::1%lo0          localhost


    now press CTRL+O to save, enter to confirm the path e CTRL+X to exit the program, now try Messages..


    original source: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4322695?start=0&tstart=0