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 @mac.com account specifically to access iChat, so what happens to this account now? Has it become useless?


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 @mac.com account is entered with a password and enabled for use.

  • 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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