Someone please help me with iChat

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by EdChambo, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. EdChambo macrumors newbie

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    hi guys im new to this site and new to mac and i was wondering if you could help me with iChat.

    Heres my problem:
    I have freinds who have emails ending in @googlemail.com
    friends who's emails end in @AOL.com
    freinds who have .me accounts.
    And friends who use MSN.

    so as you can see my freinds are pretty spread out. :mad:

    so far ive found out MSN is a no-go zone for i chat so ive downloaded MSN for mac.

    ive got a @AOL account and an @googlemail

    now i would like to use iChat to video and text chat with my other friends. How do i do this? ive tried adding all m accounts in the preferences. ill try and upload a screenshot of what i get.

    i think this works:
    http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=260294&stc=1&d=1289777940

    so any help would be amazing Ed
     

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  2. EdChambo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but i cant talk to aol or me or gmail freinds so whats the point?
     
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Try using Adium instead. It can handle just about any IM protocol out there.
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    If all of your friends get skype too you can even do group video chats. ;)



    Adium does not do video chat.
     
  5. EdChambo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will it put all my contacts into 1 list?
     
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Yep, it sure will. ;)
     
  7. blinkie macrumors regular

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    Use Jabber in iChat to talk to your google friends and AIM in iChat to talk to your AOL friends. Loose your msn friends, they're not worth it.
     
  8. EdChambo thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    install Chax which will allow you to merge all contacts into one window. Adium is a great app with lots and lots of protocols, but iChat is just so much nicer looking and a better experience.
     

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