iChat , setting up a 2nd account

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  1. k2k koos macrumors 6502a

    k2k koos

    Jan 21, 2003
    Somewhere between yesterday and tomorrow
    Hi There, I hope someone can help with this.

    I have a .mac account, which I**use for iChat access too.

    When underway, I use iSight and a Powerbook G4.

    If I want a second iSight plus the needed account) for my Mac at home to be able to correspond (video chat) with my family, do I need a complete 2nd .Mac account , or is purchasing a second .Mac e-mail address sufficient, to gain access to iChat on the home Mac?

    Anyone any tips on this?

    Cheers! :)
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Any free AIM name should get you on iChat. I don't know about video though, I don't use it.
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    I video chat with my PC-using brother, who has an AIM account, so I think it'll work just fine.
  4. mactropy macrumors member


    Dec 4, 2004
    .Mac allows you to create several user names and each on of these is ok to be used in iChat. There should not be a conflict.
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    a free aim account will work with video too if you would rather go that route
  6. k2k koos thread starter macrumors 6502a

    k2k koos

    Jan 21, 2003
    Somewhere between yesterday and tomorrow
    iChat , 2nd account

    sounds like I could just take a 2nd e-mail only .mac account, and be in business? Thanks for the feed back sofar people!
  7. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    I guess what he means is that you can create aliases on the .mac website. Go to the mail part and you can create them. I'm guessing that these aliases can then be used with iChat, so that you don't have to sign up for other names on AIM or sign up for more .Mac accounts. You can also use those aliases for mail, so you can give you kids an email address this way that all just filters into one mail box that you can check to make sure they aren't doing anything they are not suppost too be doing.
  8. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    Another little known way to solve this problem is to sign up a new name in the .Mac trial, although the trial is for 60 days, once the trial is over you can still use the account name for iChat. I set one up for my daughter to use at home, while I am traveling abroad about a year ago and it is still working.

    Sign up for the trail here


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