This will be the first time i have used iChat so bare with me on this. I have a friend who is on AOL, i have his screen name and his email but i don't know if he is online or not. I'm used to ICQ what with it asking for the server for details and what not. With iChat it seem i have a word in my buddy list which doesn't seem to respond to anything, i cannot even send a message offline to see if it works. I know Apple software is supposed to be easy and i feel such a pleb for asking, but how does this thing work? The help section is useless btw. EDIT: It also seems that if i right click on that persons name it gives me the option of 'get info', i press it to find a menu which i have to fill in! I thought it would "get it" for me, strange!