.mac chat through trillian and adium?!?!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by whyrichard, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. whyrichard
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    #1
    Hello Good people, wonderful mac community...

    couldn't figure this out.


    i have an ichat account, whyrichard@mac.com.

    i can still log on through ichat, but through adium it never works.

    also...

    on my pc, i tried would love to be able to log onto aim's network using TRILLIAN but that has never worked either....


    any suggestions?


    thanks,

    r.
     
  2. Counterfit
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors G3

    Counterfit

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Location:
    sitting on your shoulder
    #2
    Do Adium and Trillian support using .Mac accounts for IM?

    *checks websites* Adium says it does, Trillian doesn't mention .Mac.
     
  3. calebjohnston
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2006
    #3
    even though iChat counts your .mac as something equivalent to AIM (I believe), Adium/Trillian do not. You'll have to have a regular AIM name for those messenger applications.

    I could be wrong, but im 99% sure that's the case.

    EDIT: I just read the above post - I guess Adium does support it? Strange that it doesn't work then. Send a ticket into Adium on their site and let them know of the issue.
     
  4. evands
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2001
    Location:
    Decatur, GA
    #4
    calebjohnston: You're mistaken :)

    .Mac accounts are just AIM accounts with @mac.com at the end. Any IM client which supports AIM will support them -- just type the name in as username@mac.com.

    Adium takes this a step further and has an explicit ".Mac" account type -- select that when you're adding an account via the Accounts preferences. You then do not need to include @mac.com on the name.
     
  5. tdhurst
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2003
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #5
    Adium

    Adium supports Jabber, MSN, Yahoo, AIM, .Mac and gmail chat accounts. How do I know? I use it for every one of those accounts.
     
  6. FireArse
    Expand Collapse
    macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    #6
    hey

    Appleretail guy:

    Just looked at your username, and then your location. Do you really work in an Apple retail store in Arizona? I bought my iPod Photo 40GB in the Tempe store in Nov. 2k4. It got stolen. Nice store though, 2weeks later i was in the queue waiting for a lucky bag in Regents Street - good memories.

    FireArse
     

Share This Page