Questions about iChat and AIM

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

  1. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502


    Mar 25, 2007
    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


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    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


    Mar 25, 2007
    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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