iChat and AIM: Connection Refused by Host

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sum 2 Three, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Sum 2 Three macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Yo. A quick search did not turn up any answers, so here I am.

    A couple weeks ago, iChat stopped consistently connecting to AIM. Almost always, when I attempt to connect, I get 'connection refused by host'. This occurs only with iChat; connecting with AOL's client results in no errors.

    Everything (OS and iChat) are up to date so far as I know.

    Can anyone help me to fix this?
     
  2. dbernie41 macrumors regular

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  3. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    Maryland
    #3
    Happens to me sometimes. iChat has always seemed a little flakey to me. Sometime if you go into server settings and change the port to something else it will help.
     

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