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EMKoper
Sep 26, 2004, 01:11 PM
I have read rather negative posts regarding SpyMac, such as (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=79732&highlight=Wheel+Spymac) and this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=85994&highlight=Wheel+Spymac), but the comments seem to be about the free service or the age/attitude of the members there. Is there anyone out there that has, uses, and has any direct feedback about the Spymac Wheel (http://www.spymac.com/wheel/) service? Specifically, I was wondering on the reliability of the e-mail service and any issues with posting a website?

Thanks! Please no "the wheel people are 14 and are jerks" comments... I don't really care about the members, I just want a nice place to host a small family website and a useful e-mail service for the next year while I am moving.

Also, if there is anyone hosting a site using Wheel, please e-mail me (koper1@ameritech.net) so I can check out the speed of the servers periodically (or post in the open if you'd like).

edesignuk
Sep 26, 2004, 01:14 PM
As I said in the first thread you linked to. I have heard nothing but bad things about their email service. Constantly down, intermittent access, slow...hardly a service you'd want to rely on.

edit: btw, if you haven't already, get gmail for your email. See here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=76115) to get an invite :)

stoid
Sep 26, 2004, 01:17 PM
hardly a service you'd want to reply on.

Or rely on for that matter! ;)

I used spyMac's free web hosting when they started the 100MB web space thing. It was down all the time, and from what I could glean from the boards, it seemed that paying customers were getting the shaft too.

Coolvirus007
Sep 26, 2004, 01:26 PM
I agree with the other two. Don't rely on SpyMac.

munkle
Sep 26, 2004, 01:38 PM
I haven't heard good things about Spymac Wheel either. Here's a service from MacOSX, which seems like a good deal and would suit your needs but I'm afraid I can't offer a review. Check it out and see: MacOSX.com (http://www.macosx.com/services/emailweb_basic.html).

superich
Sep 26, 2004, 02:05 PM
I have read rather negative posts regarding SpyMac, such as (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=79732&highlight=Wheel+Spymac) and this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=85994&highlight=Wheel+Spymac), but the comments seem to be about the free service or the age/attitude of the members there. Is there anyone out there that has, uses, and has any direct feedback about the Spymac Wheel (http://www.spymac.com/wheel/) service? Specifically, I was wondering on the reliability of the e-mail service and any issues with posting a website?

Thanks! Please no "the wheel people are 14 and are jerks" comments... I don't really care about the members, I just want a nice place to host a small family website and a useful e-mail service for the next year while I am moving.

Also, if there is anyone hosting a site using Wheel, please e-mail me (koper1@ameritech.net) so I can check out the speed of the servers periodically (or post in the open if you'd like).
I am not recommending wheel and that is because of it is generally slow plu s all the spymac services sometimes go down. I will no longer renew my wheel membership. I still maintain my .mac and that is what I always will have.

superich
Sep 26, 2004, 02:07 PM
I haven't heard good things about Spymac Wheel either. Here's a service from MacOSX, which seems like a good deal and would suit your needs but I'm afraid I can't offer a review. Check it out and see: MacOSX.com (http://www.macosx.com/services/emailweb_basic.html).
I say stick with dotmac it is apple running so if anything happens complain to apple and they should make it right.

munkle
Sep 26, 2004, 02:19 PM
The reason I suggested macosx was becuase it fitted his needs and it's $10 vs .mac's $100. Obviously if you don't mind stumping up the money .mac is a pretty hassle free way to go.