Logging to Google Talk With iChat

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  1. crees! macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    I have a Google Apps account and under My Products I have Talk listed (there is no settings or account link next to it like the other products). I do not have a Gmail account. When I log in using iChat I have my non-Google email in the username field and location set as iChat. But I immediately get the message below. Ideas? I would like to not sign up for a Gmail account just to get access to GTalk.
     

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I think you must have gmail in order to use Talk.

    Did you follow all of the instructions here?
     
  3. crees! thread starter macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    Absolutely, and it explicitly states (emphasis mine)

     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  5. crees! thread starter macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    I forwarded TCP port 5223 to 5223 to this machine and still no dice.
     
  6. Middling macrumors regular

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    You wont need to forward port 5223 on your router to your computer since you're not running an XMPP server on your computer, merely a client.

    I use Google Apps for my backup domain and Gtalk works fine for it.

    My settings:

    Jabber ID: user@example.org

    This is an actual user account you've created in Google Apps.

    Server: talk.google.com
    Port: 5223
    Use SSL: Checked
    Automatically discover server & port: Unchecked (unless you've set up the correct SRV records on your domain's DNS)
    Warn before password is sent insecurely: Checked
    Use Kerberos v5 for authentication: Unchecked
    Location: Whatever you want
    Use my machine name: Doesn't matter.

    So long as the user exists in Google Apps and you have enabled the Chat service it should work fine.
     

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  7. crees! thread starter macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    Middling,

    Every looks the same except my G homepage looks a little different.
     

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