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iChat Information Pages

Version 2


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2[6] 02 iChat 2 Accounts Preferences Oct 2008

This is the iChat 2 Accounts Preferences.

The Enable AIM item and the Logout Button has disappeared from this set of Preferences and now this is controlled by the Log out Status item the iChat Menu

The Status items that were also here in iChat 1 are on the General Pane, making this Pane look quite small

Extra Screen Names

You can have extra Screen Names here, accessed by the Drop Down shown at the end of the Screen Name line but you can not change until you are logged Out of AIM.

If you do not enter your Login Password iChat will ask you for it each time you Open iChat.

Server Settings

As you can see from the picture immediately above the Server Options button also becomes active when you are logged out of iChat.

At one time there were alternative Server names you could enter here.

The (Login) Port which by default is 5190 is listed here. If your routing device can only do Port Forwarding it can pay to change this port in this space to one below the 1024 threshold. We suggest on the Apple Forums that port 443 is used as in most devices this is already open and in the Mac firewall is used by Web Browsers fro secure site and by Mail for the same purposes. If you have a Zyxel modem you will need to do this anyway.

Although Proxies can be set here reports on the Apple Discussions suggest the System Wide Settings in System Preferences > Network work better. They do not fully show up here until you put a tick in the Box (it is an iChat 1 Picture as little has changed otherwise).

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The Account Preference Pane. Has Hidden depths.


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