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getting a free .Mac iChat name
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 09, 2007 09:30AM
I hate to ask a non-MWSF question so close to game time, but:

I remember hearing a while back that anyone could get a .mac iChat name simply by going to their Syst Prefs, to the .Mac icon, and signing up for that free 60-day trial. Does the free trial just end, or does one need to do the round around and cancel ones credit card? Also, will the .Mac address you get still remain active once the 60 days is up? Kind of like an AOL address is now?



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Re: getting a free .Mac iChat name
Posted by: Pam
Date: January 09, 2007 09:47AM
Go to aim.com and get one for free.
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Re: getting a free .Mac iChat name
Posted by: StingMe
Date: January 09, 2007 09:48AM
Last time I checked, the .Mac trial ends (no cc required at signup) and your ID remains active.

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Re: getting a free .Mac iChat name
Posted by: Spiff
Date: January 09, 2007 10:01AM
Yup, when you sign up initially to use iChat, you sign up for a 60 day free trial of .Mac. Oh, by the way, you get an iChat ID and password with that. Once the 60 days are up, the iChat name and password are still active. However, it won't be "secure" iChatting.
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Re: getting a free .Mac iChat name
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 09, 2007 10:06AM
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Spiff
However, it won't be "secure" iChatting.

Spiff, what does that mean? Is the .mac less secure than an AIM name?



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Re: getting a free .Mac iChat name
Posted by: chas_m
Date: January 09, 2007 10:36AM
No, .mac is more secure than AIM will ever dream of being.

However, when one is a .Mac member, once can ENCRYPT the chat.



chas_m




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thanks chas for the explanation. n/t
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: January 09, 2007 10:51AM
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Re: getting a free .Mac iChat name
Posted by: modelamac
Date: January 09, 2007 05:42PM
When the 60 days are up, you retain use of the name tuqqer@mac.com, but you will have no dot mac function/access.

Just get an AIM user name and be done with it.



Ed (modelamac)

I think I will just put an OUT OF ORDER
sticker on my head and call it a day.
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