January 31st, 2007, 11:10 AM #1
can login to aim but not ichat
i've seen a few posts about problems with AIM and ichat, but none of the answers that i have read have solved my problems. I got a screen name and password but cannot login to aim. the process starts then i get a message
Lost connection with AIM
The connection to your host has been unexpectedly lost
and then disconnects.
I downloaded the AIM client and when i log in or "sign on" there isn't a problem. i would rather use ichat it seems to have a better interface etc
i've tried deleting com.apple.ichat.plist but it hasn't helped.
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January 31st, 2007, 11:21 AM #2
try this log on to AIM on port 443 rather than port 5190
Go to IChat > Preferences > Accounts.
Log out of AIM and then use the Server Settings tab
Set the port to 443.
Log back in again.
January 31st, 2007, 12:10 PM #3
brilliant thanks bobw it seems to be ok now.