mac os x newbie question about ichat

NoBob

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 5, 2007
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Hi,

Could someone point me in the direction of a tut on how to get ichat set up, please? Do have to pay to get an @mac.com ichat name? Do I need an @mac.com name to chat with someone who *does* have a @mac.com name?

Thanks,

NoBob.
 

NoBob

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 5, 2007
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Thanks. I have a gmail account, so can use that, but can I speak to someone with an @mac.com username? or only @gmail.com users?
 

kolax

macrumors G3
Mar 20, 2007
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If you want the @mac email address you have to pay for it.

It is part of .Mac and costs around $130 a year. This gives you:
- Email address @mac.com
- 1GB of iDisk Storage (basically an FTP)
- Easy synchronization of iPhoto, iWeb etc to your iDisk

Only downside is once your year is up, unless you renew quickly it's bye bye @mac email.

I have one and its great - just need to make sure I renew in time.