Mac OS X 10.5: iChat AIM account buddy list repeatedly expands, collapses, and generates a login error
If you have a NetGear router, your iChat AIM account buddy list may begin to expand and collapse repeatedly. You may also get an error stating "You have attempted to login too often in a short period of time. Wait a few minutes before trying to login again."
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Some NetGear routers require SSL port 443 connections for iChat AIM accounts. Follow these steps to configure your iChat AIM account to use SSL on port 443:
Click your AIM buddy list
From the iChat menu, choose Log Out of (AIM screen name)... or press Command-L
From the iChat menu, choose Preferences
Click the Accounts button
Select your AIM account
Click the Server Settings tab
Check Use SSL
Enter 443 in the Port field
Repeat steps 5 through 8 if you have multiple AIM accounts.
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