iChat is Apple's instant messaging application. First introduced in 2002, it has now been replaced by Messages.

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Chax with Lion: downgrading iChat to 5.0.3?

I wonder if this could allow us to have Chax functionality on Lion. I've got iChat 5.0.3 from a Snow Leopard install: the next step would be to install Chax over it. The thing is that the Chax ...
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How can I log in to ICQ using Messages?

It used to be possible to log in to ICQ accounts with iChat by using your ICQ login info as an AIM account. However, that functionality seems to have been removed - if memory serves, with the ...
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Why do Apple bloggers use Skype or Google Hangouts instead of iChat for video podcasts?

I enjoy a few "talking heads" type of video podcasts by Apple bloggers. How come they don't use iChat? Doesn't iChat have group video conferencing or are there technical (as opposed to social) reasons ...
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Is there an equivalent in iChat to Adium's “Force old-style SSL”?

Trying to connect to company Jabber/XMPP with iChat, I get stuck at password entering screen. Connecting with the very same info in Adium, ticking "Force old-style SSL" setting it work flawlessly. ...
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iChat with Yahoo Messenger keeps prompting about the same buddy requests

I have iChat set up with the Yahoo Messenger protocol. Every time I log in, or suspend/resume my machine, it prompts me to respond to the same 3 Yahoo Messenger buddy requests. I always hit "decline", ...
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iChat: Very slow transfer speeds/Port Restricted

I have a 12mbps connection, so I know that my ichat transfers should be super fast. When I receive files from some people, my transfer rate is about 1k/sec, which is horrible. Why would this be ...
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Messages.app asks for iChat every time I open it

Every time I open up Messages, it asks me to locate iChat. This is on a new machine that I migrated from an old one on Lion and then upgraded to Mt. Lion. I don't have iChat on this machine any more, ...
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Messages shows wrong informations in the recent chats list

For some contacts the preview in the recent chats list shows wrong informations. When I click on the preview, I get a totally different chat in the detail view. Running Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Any ...
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Why can't I send/receive files in iChat?

I'm trying to send a file to someone else via iChat, but it always fails. We're both using our Gmail accounts. Is it even possible with Gmail accounts? We also tried jabber accounts as well, but no ...
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Supressing “You are Not Connected to the Internet” iChat alerts?

Thanks OSX, I know I'm not connected to the Internet... Get that annoying pop-up from iChat everytime the computer wakes from sleep offline, or with a slow-to-reconnect Wifi connection. There's got ...
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Back up iChat logs to Gmail?

Is it possible to automatically back up iChats to Gmail? There used to be a program called Chatalog but it's discontinued now. Some details about Chatalog: Chatalog is a powerful app for ...
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How to fix problems with different keyboard layouts in iChat screen sharing?

My Mac has a QWERTY keyboard. When someone with a Mac with an AZERTY keyboard shared their screen with me in iChat, I had to pretend I was typing on an AZERTY keyboard to make any text I was typing ...
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Why does my firewall block connections even when it's off?

This most notably happens with iChat. I don't use a firewall, never have on this computer. When I first started using iChat (when Skype 5 came out and sucked hardcore) I couldn't video chat with ...
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How to “merge” my Messages transcripts in OSX?

EDIT: Perhaps a better way to say all of the below, is this: Is there a way to restore my Message (iChat) history onto my iMac, from my iCloud backup? All of my iDevices have the complete chat ...
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ichat can't authenticate to OS x server 10.6.8

40 clients can no longer use ichat since server reboot... Clients set to run ichat at login, usernames are in style << shortname@ourbig server >>, password is OD login password errror message ...
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iChat showing contacts from people I've emailed once

In my iChat (now Messages?) buddy list I have a lot of buddies that are not buddies but people I've emailed once. It used to not do this. Is there a way to go back to that previous list?
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iChat connection issues

I have a newly bought mac (just switched from a Pc) and I made an account for iChat, but the problem is that I'm disconnected and it hasn't connected since I made an account. So, how do I connect my ...
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Cannot sign in to Microsoft Messenger

Occasionally I am not able to sign in to Microsoft Messenger. I have to repeatedly retry and sign in for 15 minutes or so to successfully log on. It wasn't a network or account problem. I could use ...