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Add ICQ users to iChat AV
Authored by: oPossumi on Nov 26, '03 03:53:07PM

At least these work for me: you can start a new chat with the "New Chat with Person..." menu command and enter ICQ number as the AIM name.

You can also enter the ICQ number in an AIM field in the Address Book. The new ICQ number will be immediately available in the iChat contact list info, but the contact will appear unavailable no matter what. Add the contact again and now everything should be working...

...almost. Windows users seem to be getting lots of HTML with the messages I send to them. Anyone have a cure for this?

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Add ICQ users to iChat AV
Authored by: galaher on Jun 21, '04 12:49:33PM

I use iChatAv and use a dot mac AIM name. With the help of a friend on ICQlite on XP, I have found that if I added him to my buddy list, he would never be shown online.

I could initiate a chat using the "File->Chat with New Person" menu and pasting his ICQ number as per previous hints, or receive an invitation (they also had to follow similar steps to invite me), but if I added him back to my buddy list while we had a chat window open, my chat window text input area would collapse i.e. disappear. As soon as I removed him from my buddy list, the text input field would reappear.

So it would appear that at this time, we can chat but we can't tell when the other is online. It sounds like if I used my AOL screen name to log in this might be obviated (I haven't tried this yet), but then every one I've given my dot mac name would need to be notified of the change. I supposed it would be too much to be able to simultaneously be logged in to multiple AIM accounts...?

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Add ICQ users to iChat AV
Authored by: richard_k_smith on Sep 23, '04 02:21:29AM

I seem to be able to log in and see the status of icq going either direction - I created an icq account and downloaded the icq software. On icq I added my .mac buddy name and sent a message and it arrived and "we" (me, myself, and I) could chat back and forth. Since I was 'visiting' my iChat account, I added that buddy to my list in ichat and now I can see when my ichat account is online or not

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