When I try to switch Messages from Offline to Available, I get a message: talk.google.com Password, Messages can’t log in to bampabank@gmail.com because your login ID or password is incorrect."  Which password do they want? I've tried all I kn


When I try to switch Messages from Offline to Available on my Mac using OS X 10.11.6, I get a message: talk.google.com Password, Messages can’t log in to bampabank@*** because your login ID or password is incorrect."  Which password do they want? I've tried all I know of.  Also, how do I clear old accounts I don't use from the Messages Accounts list?  The AOL account was dropped by AOL, I never had a Bonjour account, and the Google Talk account doesn't work.  I was able to send a text message to my daughter via email, but when she responded it came to Messages and when I tried to reply to her in Messages my text wasn't sent because I couldn't get messages to connect ("available").



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Hi,

 

Strange,  I just pushed the Minus icon on my List whilst the Jabber (Google) account was highlighted and the pop up appeared asking if I was sure.

I stopped at that point not wishing to remove mine.

 

As you say though, removing the account in Internet Accounts should also do it.

 

I am not familiar with the services Verizon might offer but they might offer a Jabber account for Messaging as well.

You would probably have to visit the Verizon Web Site to find out the info for the Server name, which might be different to an Email Server Name that they might use.

 

I tried Sending from my Mail app (each of the Accounts that I have) to first my iPhone's Number including the International Dialling Code and this did not work.  I tried without the Dialling Code.

Each time it said the Address I was sending to was not in a recognised format and would not send (That was when I tried every outgoing server I have for each account)

I have also checked all the Menus And I don't have any option to "Send as SMS".

 

If your Email service provider is allowing emails to be sent to Phone number's it is not something being offered here in Britain.

 

I do know that at one time (actually it was probably right up to the end of the Service) the AIM service did allow Messages sent from iChat and then later Messages to be passed on as it were to a limited number of phone service providers.

There used to be a list on the AIM web site but the links to it now are broken.

However the Number had to be a USA one and be from this list of Service Providers.

My Test is not doing that although I do have an AIM email account.

 

I am not sure therefore that it is a feature of either app but more likely either a hangover from from having an AIM login or a Service feature that your Email Service Provider does.

 

 

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