How can I install AIM

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by imacattack, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. imacattack macrumors member

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    on my iMac? I downloaded it but cannot install it where I can brin up my buddy list. Actually, it tells me that the popup blocker is on and when I turn it off, it still gives me that message. Any help here?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. tersono macrumors 68000

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    You don't need AIM, it's a pretty miserable piece of software. iChat is essentially an AIM client and should do all you need - or, as the other poster said, try Adium or Proteus, which are both multi-protocol clients (ICQ, Yahoo, MSN etc as well as AIM).
     
  4. bov macrumors 6502

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    i recommend Adium as well. i switched from AIM to Adium when i switched from PC to Mac and never looked back! :D
     
  5. imacattack thread starter macrumors member

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    Downloaded Adium

    but there are no instructions as to how to work it. I get something like a buddy list that pops up and that's all. No tabs to click on to enter buddies etc. What am I missing?
     
  6. imacattack thread starter macrumors member

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    Found the instructions for Adium

    so, can my aol buddies send me msgs? What about yahoo messenger? I work from home and need to have yahoo msg as well on my computer. I don't know how to invite buddies to my Adium.
     
  7. clevin macrumors G3

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    you need to goto adium's menu bar to perform those operations.
     
  8. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Go to the menu bar, click on the tab on the right of the one saying "Adium" (don't know what it's called in English), click on "Add an account" or something to that effect and choose the service you want to add. You don't have to add buddies or create a new account just for Adium. It can import all your information when you add the account.
     
  9. imacattack thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone

    I will try to work with this adium.
     
  10. GregE macrumors 6502

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    I thought I would tag along on this thread.

    I'm fairly new with my iMac. Both of my sisters also got iMacs recently. We would like to chat with each other using video and be able to screen share. What's the best way for us to do it? We don't have an account anywhere.

    TIA
     
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  12. 7on macrumors 601

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    How will that help him talk to AIM buddies without taking an obsessively geeky method?

    And maybe the standard AIM doesn't work with Leopard? I think AOL stopped updating AIM when OSX started shipping with iChat (can talk with aim buddies)
     
  13. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    I was answering the question right before my post. He said that he did not have any accounts, so that's what I suggested, because I think it's an easy way. Especially, if he only wants to talk to his sisters (and do screen sharing) who don't have any accounts either.
     
  14. 7on macrumors 601

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    Oh blast it all then ;) That's what I get for not reading:rolleyes:

    If that's the case I'd push gmail as well.
     
  15. GregE macrumors 6502

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    So all I need is a Gmail account and iChat. Sounds easy enough.

    Could I also chat with AIM people too if I find others using it?

    Thanks
     

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