Is it possible to run ichat with yahoo IM account?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by domokun, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. domokun macrumors newbie

    domokun

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    #1
    I was wondering if anyone has been able to run ichat with out having an AIM account - if it is possible to use a yahoo IM account instead? If so can they fill me in on how to change the settings to accomplish this?!
    Thanks-
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Nope. Not possible. iChat uses AIM as it's authenticator.
     
  3. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    iChat is AIM or .Mac accounts only right now. Get the yahoo messanger from http://messenger.yahoo.com/ . You can run iChat in Rendevous and connecting to people that are also on Rendevous near you, and it doesn't require a AIM or .Mac account.

    Fire can do all the chats in one program: http://fire.sourceforge.net/
     
  4. munkle macrumors 68030

    munkle

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    If you want the AV capabilities of iChat sign up for an AOL or a .mac account - they're both free.

    Apart from Fire as suggested above, Adium is another cross platform IM client on the Mac that comes highly recommended,
     

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