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Having recently upgraded my machine to Mountain Lion, I realized that there is no iChat app anymore and that everything ended up into the Messages app. I've been using a account specifically to access iChat, so what happens to this account now? Has it become useless?

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Nothing changes for accessing AIM chat using the new Messages app (that integrates iChat features with iMessage features).

Just go to Messages -> Preferences -> Accounts to be sure your account is entered with a password and enabled for use.

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Should I set it up as a new AIM account? – user1301428 Jan 14 '13 at 16:39
It's not a new account, but you need to sign in if the app doesn't have your AIM information entered/configured. So yes - make a new account on the app, but don't tell the app to get a new AIM account from AIM for you. – bmike Jan 14 '13 at 17:09

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