Couple of months ago sending messages and making FaceTime calls started to fail from my Mac. I never found the energy to look into this but after upgrading to Yosemite and still seeing the failures I gave up and spent some time on this.
They both started failing at the same time so I think they are somehow connected. I've gone through most of the solutions that the interwebs offer like resetting my timezone and cleaning up the ~/Library/Messages.
Today I checked the message from console as what happens when I try to send a message or initiate a Facetime call.
When I try a FaceTime call then it fails immediately and I see this in the log
FaceTime(10788) deny mach-lookup com.apple.awdd
The full log is at https://gist.github.com/toomasr/1a92803e630f34eb4fb3
And when I try to send a message I get a red exclamation mark immediately (in less than a second) and see the lines in the log
21/10/14 14:40:35,703 imagent: [Warning] Request to send message: IMMessageItem[outgoing: YES sender=(null); service=iMessage; handle=secretEmailAddressThatIChanged@gmail.com; unformatted=(null); country=(null); roomName='(null)'; flags=100005; subject='<< Message Not Loggable >>' text='<< Message Not Loggable >>' messageID: 47 GUID:'F563CCF5-3A9C-4C89-9F8F-167D0131949E' date:'435584435.000000' date-delivered:'0.000000' date-read:'0.000000' date-played:'0.000000' transfer guids: '(null)' empty: NO finished: YES sent: NO read: NO delivered: NO audio: NO played: NO from-me: YES DD results: NO DD Scanned: YES Downgraded: NO emote: NO expirable: NO expire-state: 0 error: 0] to chat: IMDChat: 0x7fed82c76520 GUID: iMessage;-;secretEmailAddressThatIChanged@gmail.com Style: - State: 3 Participants: ( "[IMDHandle: <secretEmailAddressThatIChanged@gmail.com:(null):(null)>]" ) Room Name: (null) Display Name: (null) Identifier: secretEmailAddressThatIChanged@gmail.com Unread count: 0 Row ID: 3 Group ID: 9B5305DB-4938-49A0-9129-F3313E82B731 from NIL ID fromAccount: IDSAccount: 0x7fed82d216e0 [Service: com.apple.madrid User: myEmailAddress@gmail.com ID: B7B7962F-E5DE-4991-BB89-F4498794132A Type: Apple ID Active: YES Registration Status: Registered]
Not sure how to move on with this. Any ideas are welcome!