Help with Messages

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hipstep, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. hipstep macrumors newbie

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    So I just got my first Mac and loving it. Its running Mountain Lion so I have the new messages and not Ichat like in the past. I have friends who use ichat still though and I would like to be able to talk with them over messages still. Is this possible because i entered in there @mac.com ID into there contact information and then it said unable to do send message. I tried googling and searching a few forums but nothing came up that worked.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Then open System Preferences->Mail, Contacts & Calendar and add an AOL account. Then reopen Messages and activate that AOL account.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Yep... then hit command-1 to bring forward the old chat window as it will be hidden my the new Messages window.
     
  4. hipstep thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much. Got it working pretty much right away but I dont really know why since i actually tried that before without the cmd-1...:confused:
     

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