.mac chat through trillian and adium?!?!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by whyrichard, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hello Good people, wonderful mac community...

    couldn't figure this out.


    i have an ichat account, whyrichard@mac.com.

    i can still log on through ichat, but through adium it never works.

    also...

    on my pc, i tried would love to be able to log onto aim's network using TRILLIAN but that has never worked either....


    any suggestions?


    thanks,

    r.
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    Do Adium and Trillian support using .Mac accounts for IM?

    *checks websites* Adium says it does, Trillian doesn't mention .Mac.
     
  3. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    even though iChat counts your .mac as something equivalent to AIM (I believe), Adium/Trillian do not. You'll have to have a regular AIM name for those messenger applications.

    I could be wrong, but im 99% sure that's the case.

    EDIT: I just read the above post - I guess Adium does support it? Strange that it doesn't work then. Send a ticket into Adium on their site and let them know of the issue.
     
  4. evands macrumors member

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    calebjohnston: You're mistaken :)

    .Mac accounts are just AIM accounts with @mac.com at the end. Any IM client which supports AIM will support them -- just type the name in as username@mac.com.

    Adium takes this a step further and has an explicit ".Mac" account type -- select that when you're adding an account via the Accounts preferences. You then do not need to include @mac.com on the name.
     
  5. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    Adium

    Adium supports Jabber, MSN, Yahoo, AIM, .Mac and gmail chat accounts. How do I know? I use it for every one of those accounts.
     
  6. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    hey

    Appleretail guy:

    Just looked at your username, and then your location. Do you really work in an Apple retail store in Arizona? I bought my iPod Photo 40GB in the Tempe store in Nov. 2k4. It got stolen. Nice store though, 2weeks later i was in the queue waiting for a lucky bag in Regents Street - good memories.

    FireArse
     

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