iChat - Wont VIEW Message

Discussion in 'macOS' started by premedwoahs, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. premedwoahs macrumors newbie

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    When someone IMs me who is not on my buddylist, it just says "Message from --S/N--". Once I add them, the message still does not show up, how do I view their message???

    I have to add them, and then completely close out the IM and sign back on for it to begin showing their messages. How can I change this?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    The cause might be your privacy settings in iChat set stricter than they need to be. Check those first.
     
  3. premedwoahs thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Are you clicking Accept in the prompt when someone sends you an instant message? When you do that, you can chat with this person.

    I must admit, I've never gotten an IM from someone not on my buddy list :eek:
     
  5. premedwoahs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    there is no accept button..a normal IM pops up and it just says that text instead of having a screen name prompt with a message after it.
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    The cause must be some iChat setting. It's obviously not privacy, but I'm not sure which one it is.
     

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