Set iChat to prompt me for passord instead of auto logging in

How can I set iChat to prompt me to enter my MobileMe password when I open iChat - a simple secure measure that doesn't seem to be an option in this program.
I erase the password from the acct. settings and my acct. is 'Offline' when I open iChat but when I change my status to Available the acct. auto logs in...
I guess it got my MobileMe password from MobileMe system prefs...
Anyone how I can do this!?

Very Odd.
In the KeyChain Access > Keychain Access menu is the Keychain First Aid.
I would run that next.
I would also think of Repairing Permissions.
On top of that I would go to your Home Folder/Library/Keychains and do a Get Info on your Keychain and check in the Info window, near the bottom, that you have Ownership and Read/Write permissions
(The little Cogwheel looking icon at the bottom will confirm who the Owner is even if greyed out)
If there are other Accounts in iChat and Mail those will still work.
We are talking about the MobileMe account/Screen Name logging in, aren't we ?
Of course in Changing the Access Control of the Keychain/Password thing you also have to have removed the Password from the Box in iChat and Quit the App before changing the access otherwise you may find iChat just writes another Keychain Entry. (Same for Mail - although if one writes a new item the other is probably using it.)
7:42 PM Friday; December 4, 2009
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