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Messages (Mavericks): Account Information pane of Accounts preferences for AIM, Jabber, Google Talk, and Yahoo!

Account Information pane of Accounts preferences for AIM, Jabber, Google Talk, and Yahoo!

You can change some of the settings only when you’re logged out of your account (they’re dimmed when you’re logged in).

Option Description

Enable this account

If this is deselected, your status is displayed as Offline.

Allow multiple logins for this account (AIM only)

Allows you to log in to a single account from multiple computers.

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Username (AIM), Account Name (Jabber and Google Talk), or User name (Yahoo!)

Update this if the name you use to log in has changed since you set up an account.

You can change your user name on the website for the service provider of your account.

Password

Update this if the password you use to log in to an account has changed.

You can change your password on the website for the service provider of your account.

Add new buddies I chat with to “Recent Buddies” (AIM only)

Recent buddies are people you chat with who aren’t in a buddy list. If you add a recent buddy to a buddy list, the name is no longer shown under Recent Buddies.

Configure AIM Mobile Forwarding (AIM only)

With an AIM account, you can receive text messages on your phone when you’re away from your Mac.

Last Modified: Nov 6, 2013
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  • Last Modified: Nov 6, 2013
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