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Chapter 17. iChat AV and Bonjour > Set up iChat to use another chat account

Set up iChat to use another chat account

1.
From the iChat menu, choose “Preferences….”

2.
Click the “Accounts” icon in the toolbar.

3.
Click the + button beneath the “Accounts” pane.

4.
In the sheet that opens (below-left):

  • From the “Account Type” pop-up menu, choose an account type— .Mac Account, AIM Account, or Jabber Account.

  • Enter your account name in the “.Mac Name” text field.

  • Enter the password for that account.

  • In the “Description” field, type another name (such as “SchoolBuddies”) if you want the account to be identified as something other than the official account name that you typed into the first text field. The account will be listed as this name in the Accounts pane.

5.
Click the “Add” button.

6.
Checkmark “Use this account” to make it the active one.

7.
The new account is added to the list of accounts (below-right).

After you've set up additional accounts, you can choose one from the iChat menu. From the iChat menu, choose “Switch To,” then from the submenu choose one of the accounts you've set up as described above.


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