Messages hates my mac and refuses to work

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

  1. danakm, Nov 18, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012

    danakm macrumors regular

    danakm

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    Apr 9, 2006
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    Wonderland
    #1
    I have tried even deleting and re-adding my account to no avail. MEssages will not connect with my Apple ID, period. The other accounts (AIM, GTalk, etc.) work fine.

    It seems to be a mac + Messages isolated issue and not related to my Apple ID (as both my iPhone and iPad are working fine with it) or the iCloud as a whole since all the other services (Calendar, Notes, etc.) are working/syncing just fine.

    This is what I get when I try to make it go "active"/login:

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    Ideas? :(
     
  2. autobahns macrumors newbie

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    Aug 30, 2012
    #2
    hey there, this happened to me awhile back and caused me about an hour of frustration.

    if you haven't fixed it yet, I recommend doing a Finder > Go > Go to Folder > /private/etc/hosts and seeing what you have in there. If you have any clauses blocking verisign servers remove that and save, and restart messages. That fixed it for me.

    Hope that helps!
     
  3. danakm thread starter macrumors regular

    danakm

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Wonderland
    #4
    Thank you! For whatever reason verisign was blocked :rolleyes:
     

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