Questions about iChat and AIM

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mikebike125, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    My parents and I have just gotten iMacs and we would like to use the iChat program. I understand you need either a .Mac account or a AIM account. I went to the AIM website and they said the AIM is free. I have a few questions about this whole thing. I hope you can help, here are the questions.

    1. Do I need to download a program to get an AIM account or just register at the AIM website to be able to use iChat?

    2. Once I pass step one here, what to I need to do to get iChat working?

    3. Is there anything else I need to know about this whole iChat thing to use it for video conferencing?

    Thanks, BTW this is my first Apple computer ever and I love it!!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    1- You can sign up for an AIM account without having to download anything.

    2- Open iChat and add an account in Preferences

    3- You may have to play with your firewall and router settings if video chatting doesn't work straight away.
     
  3. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mikebike125

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    OK, I'll give that a try. First I'll sign up for the AIM account then if I have a problem I'll get back to you. Thanks!
     

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