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Feb 18, 2010

For some reason, whenever I start up iChat it automatically disconnects me and when I try to reconnect it says "iChat lost the connection to the AIM account "". The server connection was unexpectedly lost."

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I don't know if this is due to the MobileMe services being turned off, but I can't get logged into iChat.  I haven't tried it for a few days before today though.  It keeps my status off line and when I click on the symbol to the left of the status, the error is, "iChat lost the connection to the Mac.com account [URL]. A network error occurred." 

I tried my mac.me account, too - still no go.  I am using 10.7.4 (Lion) on a Mid 2010 Mac Pro.  Nothing has changed (software or hardware) since I used iChat last other than the Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 3.14 back on the 28th. Looking up the error in these forums (and other forums on the Internet), I see a lot for AIM, but they are from months prior and are not applicable. I did try restarting iChat, restarting the computer, and restarting my modem and router (although Internet access was working fine, just not iChat).  I checked all the settings in iChat preferences and they look good - Server: api.oscar.aol.com, Port: 443 w/SSL. 

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