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jontucker
Jun 11, 2008, 03:16 PM
Anybody have any idea if it will be possible to transfer my current domain name email address to the MobileMe service?

I really like the look of it but I couldnt change my email address to an @me.com one!

I suppose another question would be was it possible to use custom domain names with .mac?



FarSeide
Jun 11, 2008, 03:17 PM
Anybody have any idea if it will be possible to transfer my current domain name email address to the MobileMe service?

I really like the look of it but I couldnt change my email address to an @me.com one!

I suppose another question would be was it possible to use custom domain names with .mac?

you have the choice of changing it to .me or keeping the .mac account name. You will have 2 sets (.mac and .me account).

benmrii
Jun 11, 2008, 03:18 PM
Anybody have any idea if it will be possible to transfer my current domain name email address to the MobileMe service?

I really doubt it.

I suppose another question would be was it possible to use custom domain names with .mac?

Nope.

NAG
Jun 11, 2008, 03:21 PM
You can use your own domain name with the mobileme website. So the above poster is wrong.

About transfering your email. You can do email forwarding, but you can't really do much more than that.

citron230
Jun 11, 2008, 03:24 PM
not sure if this helps but from the apple website:

Your email address at me.com or mac.com.

As a MobileMe subscriber, you can still use your email address at mac.com. You’ll also get a new address at me.com with your user name. Use whichever one you like.

http://www.apple.com/mobileme/migrating/

benmrii
Jun 11, 2008, 03:31 PM
You can use your own domain name with the mobileme website. So the above poster is wrong.

You can disagree with my opinion, but "wrong" is improper since I'm just making a guess at this point. Have you seen some documentation from Apple that shows you can do this?

NAG
Jun 11, 2008, 03:40 PM
It's an advertised feature. So yes, your assertion is wrong regardless of it just being your opinion. link (http://help.apple.com/mac2/1/help/member/pgs/gen367.html)

benmrii
Jun 11, 2008, 03:44 PM
It's an advertised feature. So yes, your assertion is wrong regardless of it just being your opinion. link (http://help.apple.com/mac2/1/help/member/pgs/gen367.html)

Ah, I see that I was wrong on .Mac, thanks for the correction. Have you seen anything about this for me.com though? That is what the OP and I were wondering.

chicagdan
Jun 11, 2008, 03:45 PM
It's an advertised feature. So yes, your assertion is wrong regardless of it just being your opinion. link (http://help.apple.com/mac2/1/help/member/pgs/gen367.html)

NAG, you can use the domain name to host a website, (www.website.com), but cannot used the attached e-mail names (joe@website.com) within the .mac system.

sassenach74
Jun 11, 2008, 03:53 PM
I've just pre-ordered MobileMe, for £59 (UK).
I was kinda hoping that at the time of ordering I would be able to pick my email address, didn't get that option, oh well, Just gotta hope the one I want doesn't get taken before I can register it. I've also registered to be notified when MobileMe becomes available (says mid july on the website), so if any of you are concerned about not getting the name you want, could be an idea to register too.

benmrii
Jun 11, 2008, 03:58 PM
I believe all .Mac addresses will have first dibs on their .me counterparts. So if I had macrumors@mac.com then no one could take macrumors@me.com... essentially it's mine.

If you have an address that you really want I'd just sign up for .Mac today and cancel your pre-order since you can roll over into it anyways.

NAG
Jun 11, 2008, 03:59 PM
NAG, you can use the domain name to host a website, (www.website.com), but cannot used the attached e-mail names (joe@website.com) within the .mac system.

And if you read my post you'll notice I said the only solution was email forwarding.

Read first, jump to conclusions later (or not at all preferably).

Anyway, all the dotmac features are coming over to mobileme minus web view for bookmarks and the slideshow publisher screen saver thing.

sassenach74
Jun 11, 2008, 03:59 PM
I believe all .Mac addresses will have first dibs on their .me counterparts. So if I had macrumors@mac.com then no one could take macrumors@me.com... essentially it's mine.

If you have an address that you really want I'd just sign up for .Mac today and cancel your pre-order since you can roll over into it anyways.

I did initially want to sign up for a .mac account, but for the life of me I can't find where to sign up, is it still available to buy?

NAG
Jun 11, 2008, 04:01 PM
They seem to have killed the ability to buy dotmac, I can't find it. So you'll have to wait for mobileme to be up within the next month.

razorianfly
Jun 11, 2008, 04:03 PM
I've just pre-ordered MobileMe, for £59 (UK).
I was kinda hoping that at the time of ordering I would be able to pick my email address, didn't get that option, oh well, Just gotta hope the one I want doesn't get taken before I can register it. I've also registered to be notified when MobileMe becomes available (says mid july on the website), so if any of you are concerned about not getting the name you want, could be an idea to register too.

I'm not doubting for a second that the site says mid-July as I've seen that statement myself, but during the WWDC keynote, didn't Phil Schiller throw up a slide which stated Mobile Me would only be available in September?

Are we starting to see a pattern emerging here?

v2.0 now June 27th instead of early July according to a leaked ad on apple.com, and now Mobile Me 2 months early, now mid-July?

Is anyone starting to doubt Apple's release estimates? - Cos' I sure am.

R-Fly

sassenach74
Jun 11, 2008, 04:12 PM
They seem to have killed the ability to buy dotmac, I can't find it. So you'll have to wait for mobileme to be up within the next month.

Ok, I just successfully registered a .mac account. I went to the .mac website, and chose to sign on, then clicked the 'sign up' button.

Unfortunately, it costs more to get a .mac account than it does to get a MobileMe account (£69 compared to £59) I got one all the same, and yes, the name I really wanted was taken, Life goes on :o

NAG
Jun 11, 2008, 04:14 PM
I'm not doubting for a second that the site says mid-July as I've seen that statement myself, but during the WWDC keynote, didn't Phil Schiller throw up a slide which stated Mobile Me would only be available in September?

Are we starting to see a pattern emerging here?

v2.0 now June 27th instead of early July according to a leaked ad on apple.com, and now Mobile Me 2 months early, now mid-July?

Is anyone starting to doubt Apple's release estimates? - Cos' I sure am.

R-Fly

The September thing is unrelated to mobileme. This is talking about the iPhone/iPod Touch push notification service which will be a free ability for iPhone apps.

sassenach74
Jun 11, 2008, 04:16 PM
I'm not doubting for a second that the site says mid-July as I've seen that statement myself, but during the WWDC keynote, didn't Phil Schiller throw up a slide which stated Mobile Me would only be available in September?

Are we starting to see a pattern emerging here?

v2.0 now June 27th instead of early July according to a leaked ad on apple.com, and now Mobile Me 2 months early, now mid-July?

Is anyone starting to doubt Apple's release estimates? - Cos' I sure am.

R-Fly

Ok cos I now have a .mac account, I visited the site, clicked on more info about MobileMe, clicked the FAQ, and it says this:

When will I be upgraded to MobileMe?
The transition will occur in early July when MobileMe becomes available. A change of service email will be sent to your mac.com address when the upgrade occurs.

Link: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1932 (if it works for you)

JayLenochiniMac
Jun 11, 2008, 04:51 PM
Would new MobileMe users (after July 11th) be allowed choose either .mac or .me address, or is this option limited to existing .Mac users?

sassenach74
Jun 11, 2008, 04:56 PM
Would new MobileMe users (after July 11th) be allowed choose either .mac or .me address, or is this option limited to existing .Mac users?

That option would be just for current .mac users

KeegoSupremo
Jun 11, 2008, 05:03 PM
Would new MobileMe users (after July 11th) be allowed choose either .mac or .me address, or is this option limited to existing .Mac users?

My understanding is that only current .mac users will have the option of .mac or .me But I could be wrong.

tallyho
Jun 11, 2008, 06:32 PM
You can use your own domain name with the mobileme website. So the above poster is wrong.

About transfering your email. You can do email forwarding, but you can't really do much more than that.
Yeah but the thing is "using your own domain name" doesn't just mean pointing your web address to an iWeb created site hosted on .Mac (MobileMe), it obviously means using it for email addresses too. So, frankly, you are wrong.:cool:

I signed up for a free .mac trial yesterday, and the push syncing of mail, contacts and calendars looks pretty useful for me (work computer, home iMac, Powerbook and soon iPhone) and I guess I'll be happy to continue using Gmail IMAP to manage all my email accounts as I do at the moment, but it would be much more helpful if MobileMe would let you send from your own email adresses, as GMail (sort of) does.

M. Malone
Jun 11, 2008, 06:39 PM
It's an advertised feature. So yes, your assertion is wrong regardless of it just being your opinion. link (http://help.apple.com/mac2/1/help/member/pgs/gen367.html)

And if you read my post you'll notice I said the only solution was email forwarding.

Read first, jump to conclusions later (or not at all preferably).

wow NAG, you must know a lot, and you're very friendly at explaining things, thanks! :rolleyes:

They seem to have killed the ability to buy dotmac, I can't find it. So you'll have to wait for mobileme to be up within the next month.

You're wrong here, you can sign up for a .Mac trial then keep the name when MobileMe is out:

Link (https://www.mac.com/WebObjects/Signup.woa/wa/trial)

Read first, jump to conclusions later (or not at all preferably) :)

fishkorp
Jun 11, 2008, 07:13 PM
You shouldn't have purchased dotMac from Apple, it's much cheaper on Amazon. I bought a family pack for $124, was delivered today. It's like buy one full priced account, get 4 sub-accounts for ~$5 each.

NAG
Jun 11, 2008, 08:05 PM
wow NAG, you must know a lot, and you're very friendly at explaining things, thanks! :rolleyes:



You're wrong here, you can sign up for a .Mac trial then keep the name when MobileMe is out:

Link (https://www.mac.com/WebObjects/Signup.woa/wa/trial)

Read first, jump to conclusions later (or not at all preferably) :)

I did read first and noted that I could not find it. Good for you being only the third person to find the sign up option after I posted. You should give yourself a cookie. :p

And tallyho, since you're apparently incapable of reading my post:

About transfering your email. You can do email forwarding, but you can't really do much more than that.

Now sit and think about that. Maybe you can have Jericho share his cookie with you if you need to be cheered up. :p

tallyho
Jun 12, 2008, 02:14 AM
And tallyho, since you're apparently incapable of reading my post:

Now sit and think about that. Maybe you can have Jericho share his cookie with you if you need to be cheered up. :p
Er, of course I read your post. If you read back the thread you will see that you are the one incapable of understanding that "using your domain name" means, well, using your domain name, ie for email, not merely forwarding a web address to a dot mac hosted website. That is clear from the original post and from the title of the thread. You have a serious attitude problem, but if it makes you happy to make yourself look silly on this forum well go ahead :rolleyes:

Gelfin
Jun 12, 2008, 09:47 AM
There seems to be a lot of confusion about how me.com addresses will work for users who currently have a mac.com address. The available documentation (http://www.mac.com/web/en/Tips/13D657FB-E5B6-45B1-BF8B-B36FC5A789E7.html) is fairly clear.

You will not have to choose one address or the other. As soon as MobileMe goes live, mail sent to you@mac.com or you@me.com will both appear in your MobileMe inbox. The addresses are completely equivalent to one another, and it's totally automatic.

The only thing you might have to change is in your desktop mail client (e.g. Mail.app) to set the address recipients will see in the From: field of email from you. It probably says you@mac.com now and you will be able to change it to you@me.com if you want.

JonboyDC
Jun 12, 2008, 10:35 AM
They seem to have killed the ability to buy dotmac, I can't find it. So you'll have to wait for mobileme to be up within the next month.
As someone else noted, Amazon still has individual ($69) and family packs ($116) available, and Apple has confirmed that people who purchase them will get the upgrade to mobileme.

jontucker
Jun 12, 2008, 12:04 PM
There also seems to be confusion about my original question, which was (clarified...);

I currently use my own domain name for my email address (and website but thats a different thing because I can simply enable domain name forwarding on my account with 1&1.com and point the address at whatever web space I like, and with stealth forwarding you can't tell that it's doing it.).

What I want to be able to do is set up my me.com account so that any email sent to my jontucker.com account goes directly into my me.com email box, without having to be forwarded by a 3rd party server. It would mean transfering the domain name to apple DNS servers. Also I want any email sent from my me.com account to have my jontucker.com address as the sender.

I've looked around and it cerntainly looks like this isn't possible, which is a shame because 1&1 also provide an Exchange account which would work with all my devices, I just like the look of me.com better (and it's cheaper!)

Oh well....

ksgordo
Jul 14, 2008, 03:19 PM
There also seems to be confusion about my original question, which was (clarified...);
Also I want any email sent from my me.com account to have my jontucker.com address as the sender.

I've looked around and it cerntainly looks like this isn't possible, which is a shame because 1&1 also provide an Exchange account which would work with all my devices, I just like the look of me.com better (and it's cheaper!)

Oh well....

Another user with this problem posted information about a service (that I happily disclose a connection to) at http://www.macosxhints.com/comment.php?mode=view&cid=101057 . Loa PowerTools is available at http://www.loapowertools.com.

ajbert
Nov 22, 2009, 06:19 PM
Anybody have any idea if it will be possible to transfer my current domain name email address to the MobileMe service?

I really like the look of it but I couldnt change my email address to an @me.com one!

I suppose another question would be was it possible to use custom domain names with .mac?

Neil Cameron2 on the Apple support discussions just posted the following solution, which I repost here in case the thread "goes missing"...

I got a MobileMe account to (a) keep my laptop, desktop and iPhone in sync, and (b) get Push email. I did NOT need or want another email address; I have a business email account I need to use, and that is what I wanted to continue to use and (more importantly) for my clients to see and reply to.

This works fine on Outlook, just set your reply email in Mail Settings, More Settings Reply To email address.

A MobileMe alias is no use to me, they all end in @me.com. And I don’t want more than one Email Account to check. I have struggled for two days to make this work for emails sent from my iPhone, including going to the London Apple Store and consulting a ‘Genius’ – the official Apple position, “it can’t be done”.

It can. It’s a pain; but it can – you can set up MobileMe to use any email address as a 'push' email on the iPhone. So I thought I’d post this solution for others that might want to do it.

The first thing you need to do is set your non-MobileMe email address to auto-forward to your MobileMe account.

Then create a new (or amend your existing) ‘normal’ MobileMe Mail account on your iPhone as usual, then – leaving the Contacts and Calendar (& Bookmark if you like) sync settings ON – turn the turn the Mail sync to OFF. You have to do this because only a properly setup MobileMe Mail account will sync Contacts/Calendar/Bookmarks – but you won’t use it for email. In fact it won’t even show up in your Mail Account list.

Then create ANOTHER email account on your iPhone, and make sure you set this one up as an Other Account (NOT as a MobileMe account), selecting IMAP as the type of account. Enter your name as normal and in the ‘Address’ field enter the ‘Reply To’ email address: this is the email address that will show in your recipients’ emails as the "From" email, even though you're using your MobileMe account.

For your mail server settings, use your MobileMe settings:
• Incoming settings:
o Host Name: mail.me.com
o User Name: MobileMe username
o Password: MobileMe password

• Outgoing Settings (for the moment enter this):
o Host Name: smtp.me.com
o User Name: MobileMe username
o Password: MobileMe password

• Advanced:
o Use SSL – On
o Authentication – Password
o Server Port – 587

This set up won’t work yet; if you try and send an email you’ll get an error message telling you that the “smtp.me.com server cannot be reached”; but I found it would effectively let me change the outgoing SMTP server after setup.

So now go to into the Mail settings for the new account and scroll down to and select Outgoing Mail Server. Select the Primary Server entry (currently set to smtp.me.com, and turn it OFF. Depending on your setup and how you have synced you might have a number of other handy SMTP servers in the Other SMTP Servers list – try one of them. If none of them work, and you can select more than one, or you don’t have any – you may have to set up another SMTP account with e.g. AuthSMTP.

Now you are able to receive 'push' email from your non-MobileMe account, and reply without visibly using the @me.com address.

Find the original thread here (if it still exists by the time you read this) http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2239004