IChat could not communicate with Mac.com

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While I was attempting to connect to AIM account through iChat, a window dialog box appears with error message. And I can't connect to AIM. I don't know what's this error is all about as it saying about AIM socket error. How can I fix this? Can I fix it by resetting iChat?

IChat can't communicate with the Mac.com account

An undefined AIM socket error has occurred.



Best Answer by Tim Lahaye
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Answered By 10 points N/A #199798

IChat could not communicate with Mac.com


If you are using a proxy server the issue may be present there as ichat don’t go well with proxies.

Try one of the following steps to solve the problem

1.    Delete your AIM account from Messages app and then re-add it.

2.    Open iChat Preferences go to Accounts and then to the Server Settings Tab. Uncheck "Use SSL" and you should be able to sign back in.

3.    Try to change the default AIM server from ichat to “login.oscar.aol.com:5190”


Hope this may work!!!

Answered By 990 points N/A #99142

IChat could not communicate with Mac.com


Try the workarounds below:

1. Use the Go menu under the Finder.

2. Hold your keyboard's ALT key and then choose the Library that will appear.

3. And then, launch Preferences.

4. Search and then drag the "com.apple.ichat.AIM.plist" to your Trash.

5. Restart iChat and see if it resolves the issue.

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