Apple’s proprietary messaging service introduced with iOS 5 and now available publicly for OS X Mountain Lion.

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Why have an email address associated with iMessage?

Seems to me like this only confuses, since conversations are separated by address/phone number. Are their any advantages, or is it safe to remove all email address from my iMessage?
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How to prevent iMessage syncing without access to device

I foolishly logged into someone's iPad with my Apple ID. This person is now receiving my full communications on iMessage. I know I can remove my account from that iPad but I don't have access to it. ...
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iMessage coming up as new thread in text instead of continuation

If a person adds a new e-mail account to imessage would it then come up as a different thread or contact in my iPhone? I received a message today from somebody I imessage and text daily, today when ...
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iPhone 4S keeps old numbers in Messages

The numbers that are no longer in my contacts still keep popping up when I try to compose a new message. Why is this happening? Is there a way to purge the contact list so no already-deleted-contact ...
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How can I delete the historical chain of imessages from someone?

If I delete an imessage from someone in IOS6, the moment i send them a new text/message, the entire chain of previous messages reappears.
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How can I convert .ichat logs to text files?

How do you convert the iChat transcript files that Messages creates into human-readable text files that can be opened without the Messages app? For reference, these are the conversation files located ...
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Can I assign a language for each iMessage contact?

I write iMessages in different languages, depending on who the message goes to. Text input is very difficult if auto-completion/correction is using the wrong dictionary. Is there a way to assign a ...
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How to use my phone number on my Macbook's Messages?

iMessage is very confusing as my email and phone number keeps receiving different messages at random occasions rather than having all messages sent to both. This is very apparent in group messages. ...
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Can the now expired iMessage app still work with Lion?

I want to use iMessage on an old Macbook which cannot be upgrades past OS X 10.7. Apple provided an iMessage beta software, but it has expired and no longer functions. I'm wondering whether there is ...
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Whole family uses same AppleID - can I block them from receiving my iMessages?

The whole family uses the same Apple ID. I have been told this is not good. Now, my kids and wife are receiving all my iMessages. Is there a way to stop this without having access to their devices? ...
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My iMessage froze up on my iPod 4th generation

So I was texting one of my friends and I sent him about 700 emojis characters and now whenever I try to open the app, it just freezes for 15 seconds and then crashes out. What can I do to make ...
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Why do we have multiple contacts for the same person on Mountain Lion Messages?

Me and a friend have Mountain Lion and iPhone with IOS 6. When I launch Messages on Mac, I have to select either his email or phone number to send a message. I don't get this. Why do I have to select ...
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iMessage Conversation Freeze

I was messaging a friend then suddenly it gave me an error saying the message was not sent and I had to re-try sending the message. Since then, my iMessage freezes if I go into that same message. I ...
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Not Receiving Standard SMS on iMessage for Mac

I have a new Retina Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and an iPhone running 6.0.1. On my iPhone I can send and receive text messages from my email test@example.com and +1 (555) 555-5555. On my phone ...
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iMessage: enable SMS and not MMS

I have an iPhone and obviously I always use iMessage with friends that have an iPhone. I want my SMS to be sent also if iMessage is not available, so I switched on "Send as SMS" option. Today I sent ...
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On the MacBook Pro, send file links via iMessage?

I have two Macbook Pros in my office. I would like to send a link to a file (specifying its path) to another user, using that other MacBook Pro. We have a commonly mounted network drive. So I would ...
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iMessage message freeze

I have an iPod Touch 4G and my software is updated to iOS 6.1. I was messaging someone then suddenly it gave me an error saying the message was not sent and I had to re-try sending the message. ...
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How can I force Mountain Lion's Messages app to refresh a conversation?

Sometimes when an iMessage comes in and I switch to the Messages app, the conversation doesn't contain the new message. I know the message was received because an alert banner popped up with the ...
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Is Geotag Location Sent for iMessage Photos?

When I send a photo to a friend via iMessage and not MMS, will the geotag location be sent along with the photo? If so, is there any way to remove the location before the photo is sent for privacy ...
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iMessages app is missing after update of OSX to Mountain Lion

I have updated my Mac Mini to Mountain Lion. I had iMessages beta installed on OSX Lion but after upgrading it's disappeared and now I don't have any iMessages. I checked various sources for it with ...
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iPhone 4S/iOS 6: Every message received turns into Group MMS with me as a recipient

I have a annoying problem since I updated my iPhone 4S to iOS 6: when I sent a message to someone and I get the reply, the reply is not added to the normal conversation but a Group MMS will be ...
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Did iMessage beta on Lion finally stop working recently?

I tried to send a message using the iMessage beta that I installed on Lion ages ago. The message didn't send, and then I noticed the prompt looked like this: I tried to exit iMessage and restart it,...
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Does deleting an iMessage on a device deletes it in all of the other iCloud synced devices?

If I have my iPad and my iPhone synced through iCloud and I can see that my text messages are being received/sent on both. If I send an iMessage on my iPad and immediately delete the entire text ...
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How to stop iPhone users from sending iMessages and send SMS instead [duplicate]

I used to have an iPhone, but I changed to an android (shock, horror!). Unfortunately Apple refuses to let me go and whenever friends message me the messages get sent as iMessages (unless they ...
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Deleting iMessages on iPad

My iPhone is synced with my daughter's iPad. My iMessage texts are appearing on her iPad. We thought we had deleted them from the iPad but they appear to be still there in some sort of "history" ...
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iPhone 3GS won't let iMessage show my number; only email

On my iPhone 3GS, iMessage recently started sending it via email. I've tried everything and I've checked Send & Receive and it won't even let me click on my phone number as an option. It also says ...
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iMessage on iPad with 2 iPhone numbers

Is it possible to use two different iPhone numbers for receiving iMessages on my iPad?
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Why do my iMessages get sent with someone else's information?

I have a new iPad and upgraded to iOS 6. When I send an iMessage, it looks like I sent it from another person's phone. The picture is not my profile picture. Why might this be?
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What does it mean when it says “read” under an SMS in Messages? [closed]

I have never seen the "read" tag before, however I have seen "delivered" and nothing. What does the "read" tag mean?
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Second iOS devices getting my iMessages and FaceTime calls

My brother updated his iPod today but because he connected with my Apple ID, he is receiving all my iMessages and FaceTime calls on his iPod. How do I stop this from happening?
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Is iMessages secure?

What security does iMessages provide or is it open and subject to the security of the connection used to send the messages?
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retry 'message send failure' with editing

Here is the situation I get confronted with once in a while. I send an iMessage to more than one person. After a while, I get 'Message send failure'. I search for the reason and I figure I have input ...
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Is there a way to install/hack iMessage onto Lion/10.7?

My machine (MacBookPro2,2) doesn't support 10.8 and I would rather hold back on doing the upgrade (possible with hacks). So is it possible to stay on 10.7/Lion and get iMessage working?
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How to receive iMessages sent to the iPhone on Mountain Lion

I've just upgraded to iOS 6 and Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Since it should be one of the new features, I've successfully set up my iPhone and my iPad to receive iMessages, so that I can now read on the ...
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Mountain Lion Messages: Gmail user is not registered with iMessage

I'm trying to use Messages instead of Adium, but it won't let me chat with some of my contacts. These aren't iMessage accounts, but gmail users. If I try to message them, I get a "address is not ...
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Unable to send text to another iPhone on same account

I'm having issues sending messages/texts to my to wife's iPhone but she can send them to my iPhone and they show up with my ID? Can anyone tell me why and how I can fix it?
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When I use iMessage the receiver always gets it via email and not phone number

I know a lot of people have previously asked this question. However my problem still has not been solved. I have iMessage on. I am using iMessage via my Apple ID. Now where it says "receive at:", it ...
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How to hide preview of text contents from Messages.app notifications in Mountain lion?

In Mountain Lion's Notification Centre, I don't like having a notification pop up with the contents of an iMessage text I just got, but I do want to have notifications about it happening. Is there a ...
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SMS Message doesn't state it has been sent

I have an iPhone 4, sometimes I get the green sms bubble and sometimes an iMessage bubble. At times it states sent as text message and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't does that mean the ...
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My iMessage won't send

I have an iPad 2 and have used iMessages many times. For some reason now I can't message. The send button is not active. I'm trying to message a friend who has an iPhone and who I have messaged many ...
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iMessage buddy list

I want to use iMessage on Mountain Lion for my Google Talk buddies. However, the main chat window just shows recent contacts down the left bar, and not my online buddies. I can bring up a seperate ...
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Is there a way to save money by disabling SMS and routing to IM?

I.e., could I configure a client such as AIM, Jabber, Skype, etc. on my phone and completely switch off SMS altogether? Would the sending party be alerted that their SMS won't go through?
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Determine valid iMessage address on a Mac?

On my iPhone, I can try messaging someone by tapping on a contact entry or enter a phone number or email address. If the person has iMessage enabled, the text entry field will say "iMessage" instead ...
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How do I get my Mac to receive iMessages sent to a phone number?

I love the new messages app on Mountain Lion. Ideally, if another iPhone user sends me an iMessage, I'd like it to appear on both my Mac and iPhone. Currently this only works if someone sends a ...
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What happens if you have more than 1 apple id associated with 1 account…?

I have an iPhone with my own Apple ID and my daughter has an iPod Touch with her own Apple ID. Am I able to set iMessages syncing so I get my messages AND all of her messages sent to my iPhone, ...
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Can iOS receive email from two Apple ID but iMessages from only one of the two email addresses?

I have an iPod Touch and an iPhone, both on separate Apple ID accounts. What would happen if I added the iPod Touch email to the "receive at" on my iPhone (in addition to the separate email already in ...
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What causes an iMessage to be delivered as a text message?

Sometimes when I text other iPhone users, messages don't deliver as iMessages and say "Sent as text message". What causes this to happen?
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Maximum Data Size of iMessage [duplicate]

I was wondering how big a document (picture, voice, video) can be "iMessaged" from an iPhone. Also, would the iMessage data size be any different if you are iMessaging from within Mountain Lion.
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How to get iMessages in sync across an iOS 5 iPhone, iPad and Mountain Lion Mac?

One of the new features of Mountain Lion is the Messages app - and the "fact" that all your Messages threads are consistent across all your devices. I would really like to have my the threads that I ...
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iMessage not working on iPhone without sim

My friend never had a sim for her iPhone 4. She uses the phone as a skype device and camera (and she loved it that way!). I recently persuaded her to update to iOS 5.1, created a new iCloud account (...