Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Feb 09, 2005
    Posts
    841
    Instant messaging on ibook?
    hey,

    The ibook comes with instant messaging software right??


    I have a few questions about this that I hope someone can help me out with:

    Can I only have IM conversations with other people who have macs??

    Will I be able to chat to people who use yahoo! and msn messenger through my apple instant messaging??


    Also..... is a .mac membership worth the $100 for the year??
    I use gmail already. :mail:

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Jason
    Guest
    Macs come with iChat. There are Mac versions of yahoo and msn messengers, though I don't think those can be used through iChat. I believe iChat only works through AIM.

    I plan on getting .Mac for the simple fact that it's so integrated, and will make it quick & easy for me to build/maintain a website for baby pictures for my family to download

  3. #3
    Tiranis
    Guest
    Adium X is your friend on this one... http://www.adiumx.com/

  4. #4
    myjay610
    Guest
    You can also just get regular AIM.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    125
    Specs:
    Aluminum 12" 1.33ghz PowerBook G4 w/ 1280mb RAM, 80gb 5400rpm HD, 64mb vid RAM
    Regular AIM for Mac is HIGHLY outdated. It looks ridiculously ugly and still has all of those stupid ads and annoying sound effects.
    You definitely want AdiumX...

  6. #6
    Jordan
    Guest
    What email?
    What about finding a email server that works well with Mac Mail? I have my .mac account for myself and of course it works great. But, there really isn't much use for her to use a .mac account due to the cost. What email programme is the best to use in this case?

    Jordan

  7. #7

    Padawan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 21, 2003
    Location
    Coruscant, Galactic Republic
    Posts
    1,185
    Specs:
    14" iBook G3 900/640/40 _ _ Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One 315/768/20 _ _ 20 GB iPod
    Quote Originally Posted by Jordan
    What about finding a email server that works well with Mac Mail? I have my .mac account for myself and of course it works great. But, there really isn't much use for her to use a .mac account due to the cost. What email programme is the best to use in this case?

    Jordan
    Many email services work well with Mail. I don't personally use Mail since I prefer just using the web-based interfaces, but Gmail is my client and it's definitely compatible with Mail if I ever wanted to use it.
    ~ Support the LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION -- LAF.org ~

    Do you drive a Civic, Del Sol, or Integra & want more power & tighter steering feel? Click here for my inexpensive DIY Power-Steering Removal Kits.

  8. #8

    Meyvn's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 24, 2004
    Posts
    726
    Specs:
    Black Colorware PowerBook 1.67 GHz G4, 2 GB DDR2, 100GB 7200 RPM
    Most mail accounts are compatible with Mail. As long as they have either POP3 support or imap support you should be good.
    'cause when it rains, you know it pours.

  9. #9
    Jordan
    Guest
    That's good to know. However, I had to get a plug in to link my hotmail account and I am still only able to read my hotmail-emails in Mac Mail - not able to send from my hotmail account when using Mail. My girlfriend is not so computer confident just yet so I want something that is easy and painless for her but that will work well with Mail. So, is Gmail the way to go? What is that short for "Gangsta Mail"?

    Word.

    Jordan

  10. #10

    schweb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2002
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    13,190
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2
    Gmail is short for Google Mail. And yes it should work since Gmail does POP3 but it then just ruins the whole point of having 1gb of storage space.

    Doesn't your ISP give e-mail accounts?
    schweb | community leader
    flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

    Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr


  11. #11

    Aptmunich's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Location
    Munich
    Posts
    9,073
    Specs:
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    GMail is good, or try any of the other free mail services that support POP.

    www.gmx.com is also very good and reliable.

  12. #12
    kingcrowing2
    Guest
    my friend has a website... so i got a pop3 account from him and that works really well. also, about ichat... you can use an AIM account on it so you can talk to anyone with a .mac account or AIM through ichat, plus its just looks so good!

  13. #13
    iDVFH.
    Guest
    when I first got my Mac I thought iChat was the only AIM available for Mac. But my friend told me you can get AIM with a similar look to the Windows version (of course so much nicer) but I would download AIM 4.7 (I think it is)

  14. #14

    schweb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2002
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    13,190
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2
    AIM on Mac is horrible....it's horrible on Windows. Stick with iChat or try out Proteus which is what I use.
    schweb | community leader
    flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

    Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr


  15. #15
    iDVFH.
    Guest
    the only thing i hate about ichat is the way the buddy list is setup..and with your question about if you can chat with people who only have macs..except for this forum you wouldnt really have many people to talk to if it was that way lol...i dont think mac would be that dumb

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. instant messaging?
    By chihiro in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-19-2012, 12:35 PM
  2. Instant Messaging apps
    By evangelist6589 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-31-2011, 08:39 AM
  3. instant messaging
    By Ryan13 in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-07-2007, 08:28 AM
  4. Instant Messaging and Browsing
    By )(Gravitek in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-28-2006, 08:25 PM
  5. Instant Messaging w/out iChat
    By cranwinks in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-18-2006, 07:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •