Cannot log into iChat anymore since updating to Mac OS Lion?
Since I updated to Mac OS Lion I had problems to log into iChat. Or I was logged in but was thrown out after a while. Or I logged in and was able to stay signed in but my messages arrived delayed while talking. To keep all the problems short – it wasn’t worth the trouble and I installed Yahoo again.
Thanks to the latest update Apple released – iChat is working well!
But if you also have problems and still cannot log into iChat you need to tweak your chat program a little. Here is how.
1. Open your iChat program
2. Click on top on iChat and then “Preferences”
3. Click on your Account of Question (most likely a Gmail account) and then on “Server Setting” on the right site.
Now make sure you have the boxes Use “SSL” and “Warn before sending password insecurely” not ticked.
Now you can log into iChat again!
I think the problem that you (or better we) cannot log into iChat anymore was the SSL connection – that connection often causes problems, especially when you have a 3rd party using a connection of another program – e.g. in this case Apple using the connection of Gmail.
Usually I wouldn’t recommend to turn the SSL connection off. But, to be honest, you shouldn’t share any personal or secure information over a chat program anyway and therefore I think that 99% of the users are fine – even without an SSL connection.
At least this is a solution if you cannot log into iChat anymore.