iChat and MSN

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jamescwarren, May 6, 2006.

  1. jamescwarren macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2005
    Isle of Man
    Hi. I have heard that it is possible to log into my hotmail account via iChat. I would like to do this so I can finally do video chats. Is this possible though to log in with my MSN account? If so please go into detail or please provide a link to a website that tells me how to do this in easy step by step parts. Thanks.:rolleyes:
  2. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    The only way to chatting with iChat using MSN is to create a jabber account that you associate your MSN ID with and then log into jabber through iChat.
    You won't be able to use any of the advanced MSN things - and even things like transferring files is unlikely to work. When Tiger and the new iChat that supported jabber came out, there were a few guides as to how to do it. You need a jabber client like psi though in order to start the process.

    Most people who want to chat through different accounts just go for something like Adium which makes it much easier to set up multiple accounts.

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