iMessage Refuses to Send Messages

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ryan Burgess, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Ryan Burgess macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I recently bought a refurbished iMac (the 2011 model) and over the last few days have been trying to set everything up correctly. For some reason I cannot get iMessage to work, and I've tried everything. I am logged in to Messages and it is ready to accept messages at both my iPhone number and my email addresses, however when I try to send a message it does nothing. It just sits there. And after about 3 minutes it'll have a red icon and say "This Message Could Not Be Sent Please Try Again".

    I've tried several times, and the only times I can get it to go through is when I send one to myself. But even then, only 1 of 10 will go through and it still takes about 3 minutes. Again, every time I send one to someone else it NEVER goes through.

    I've searched the Apple forums, and these forums as well, unable to find a solution. I tried the many steps suggested here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4796390?start=0&tstart=0
    to no avail.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. Lazrhog macrumors regular

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    Neither iMessage or Facetime work on my iMac (new in December 2012). I am hoping the new OS upgrade will magically fix them. I just get the very useful "iMessage has an internal error", or Facetime just sits there forever trying to login.

    I have tried pretty much all the fixes mentioned on the web, apart from the OSX reinstall/fix suggestions. Didn't fancy breaking anything else by doing that. I think my problems stemmed from initial setting up of my iMac by migrating from my macbook .....

    even so, its pretty annoying !
     
  3. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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  4. Lazrhog macrumors regular

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  6. Lazrhog macrumors regular

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    just out of interest, reinstalling the OS (without reformatting or anything like that) resolved all my issues. Apple sure made it easy to do that. I'm well happy :)
     

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