iMessage (InActive)

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by mehrab, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. mehrab macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012

    does anybody experience iMassage (Inactive) in Messages APP

    I can send message when I use safari share tab but I can not send anything from Messages APP how ever in Preferences it shows that I am logged in

    Any help please?

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  2. haisdeaks macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2006
    yup same here. wondering if theres a way of clearing messages preferences and adding my account again
  3. isaaclimdc, Aug 1, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2012

    isaaclimdc macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yup me too, same problem. When I click "Enable this account" in preferences, nothing happens. When I sign in in "Account Details...", nothing happens as well. I can't seem to get it out of this inactive mode.

    I tried clearing some of the plist files I think are relevant, but nothing seems to work. :(

    EDIT: iMessage works perfectly fine on my iPhone on the same wifi network, but I can't even sign in to the same account on my MacBook Air on ML. Any one has this issue too?
  4. nicholasmerrill, Aug 1, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2012

    nicholasmerrill macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2012
    Similar problem

    I'm having a bug where I can't login with my Apple ID. Messages works on my iOS devices too, as well as in the iCloud preference pane, but not in the Messages app. It keeps giving me the error: "Could not sign in to iMessage".

    Perhaps a bug? Good luck all!

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  5. mehrab thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012
    It solved


    I do not understand why it solved logically so I just let you know what I did:

    1- open preferences>iCloud
    2- Active notes
    3- It asks for .me account, I made a new one
    4- It automatically assigned it to my appleid as my secondary email address
    5- I tried messages again
    6- It solved !!!!!!!!
    7- Funny, I do not understand why
    8- Please let me know if it worked for you as well

  6. gotalpina macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2012
    tried it, didn't work :( Here's what I've done so far.

    1. System Pref > iCloud; I've signed into iCloud and all contacts, etc have synced just fine
    2. System Pref > Mails, Contacts, and Calendars; successfully added in Gmail and Microsoft Exchange accounts. (not sure if worth noting, but Google calendars was erroring out here saying it could not find a secure connection)
    2. Open Mac Messages program. Google Talk (chat) added successfully
    3. iMessage is showing "inactive" in the left pane. My Apple ID is in the proper field in the main area, and after typing in my password, hitting sign in, I receive the error "Could not sign into iMessage. Could not sign in. Please check your network connection and try again."
    4. Attempted the above technique and even substituted in the new iCloud address in place of my usual Apple ID
    5. Same error in the FaceTime application

    Now my Apple ID is working just fine. I've heard some people saying that there are technically two Apple ID's, one for iTunes/ App Store, another for iCloud. Well the iTunes one is working just fine.

    iMessage and FaceTime are fully functional on both my iPad and iPhone on the same wireless network. I have also attempted using the Mac Messages program on a wired connection (ethernet). This did not solve the problem.

    Any suggestions?
  7. mehrab thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012

    OS is 10.8.2 ? if not update it first
    is pref > include > notes, checked and active?
    in imessage > pref > accounts > [imessage account] > Details
    did you select any country? if no, pls select one such as US and then restart

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