Messages, any way of checking phone book to find compatible addresses and numbers?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by hafr, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    Well, the question is pretty much in the title. Is there an easy way of going through the address book to find the compatible addresses and numbers? As it is now, I have to try to send a message to a number or an e-mail address to see whether it goes through or not...
  2. Joe HS macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Not through Address Book, but if a contact has no compatible contact methods their name should appear red in the "To:" field:


    The drop down on a persons name will give a breakdown of contact methods, the blue iMessage icon denoting that that address/phone number can receive iMessages. If you manually choose an incompatible address or phone number their name will be highlighted in red.

    Note that there seems to be a bug where if you close Messages when someones name is highlighted red when you reload Messages the next messages to that person will still be sent to the incompatible email but their name will be highlighted blue - it's only Beta software after all.
  3. hafr thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    I know you can go through the phone book entry by entry and see whether or not Messages accepts it, just as on the iDevices. That's what I want to avoid having to do though... :)

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