toggle

AAPL Stock: 118.67 ( + 1.07 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

AIM .mac, .me logins failing even in later versions of OS X

updated 01:30 pm EDT, Wed July 2, 2014

Official cutoff affecting more people than intended

Some people using @mac.com or @me.com email addresses as AIM logins in Messages are finding them non-functional, even after meeting Apple's requirements for a June 30 support cutoff, complaints indicate. In April, Apple stated that those logins would no longer work for versions of OS X below v10.7.2. Even people who do meet that threshold, however, are saying they can't use the logins anywhere, including the AIM web interface or third-party Mac and iOS clients such as Adium.

Posters on Apple's support forums have suggested various workarounds. The only surefire solution is to create a new AIM login, but this forces users to recreate their buddy lists. Apple itself hasn't commented on the matter. A quick test done with a fellow MacNN staffer's original "@mac.com" address in Messages under OS X 10.9.3 worked as expected after an initial failure.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

IDrive cloud backup and sync service

There are a lot of cloud services out there, and nearly all of them can be used for backing up key files and folders. A few dedicated ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

MaxUpgrades 512GB Retina MacBook Pro SSD

Apple's Retina line of MacBook Pro notebooks have been impressive, right from their debut in 2012. Thinner than the previous model, t ...

toggle

Most Commented