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jamesdmc
May 8, 2010, 07:50 AM
Title says it all, really.

I had an @mac.com email address before mobileme. When @mac.com became @me.com, I started using it.

For no other reason than it looks cooler (shallow, I know), I want to use @mac.com whenever I register for websites, and I want to change the sites where I've used @me.com. I'm not registered at a large number of sites, so it won't be a huge undertaking to go back to @mac.com.

I'm fully aware that if someone sends me an email @mac.com, I'll still receive it. But does anyone know if Apple has set a date when @mac.com won't be valid anymore? Thanks.



robbieduncan
May 8, 2010, 07:54 AM
As far as I'm aware they have not set a date. As long as they sell Mac computers they'll probably want to hang onto the domain so will probably keep forwarding mail.

skunk
May 8, 2010, 07:56 AM
I think it will keep on going. At any rate, if they change mine to me.com, I'm leaving.

arkitect
May 8, 2010, 07:59 AM
if they change mine to me.com, I'm leaving.
Same here.

The change to me.com was a crap idea, IMHO, of course.

tdgrn
May 8, 2010, 08:12 AM
If you still have a @mac email, that means you had an account before the name was transitioned to Mobile Me. As long as you keep that same account active, you will have a @mac email. If you do let the account expire, even if you renew it, you will lose your @mac email, but you will get your @me email.

This is the best that I can remember when they sent out the emails with all the transitions. Hope this helps!

jamesdmc
May 8, 2010, 08:52 PM
Thanks for all the responses everyone. It's about what I figured.
If you do let the account expire, even if you renew it, you will lose your @mac email...Interestingly, I just checked my account settings and found out that my subscription will end in 13 days!:eek: No worries. I have a renewal box sitting on the desk right beside me. Got it from eBay a couple of months ago (family pack for $82). Just hadn't bothered to open the box and enter the renewal code. Guess I'd better get on it before the whole purpose of starting this thread becomes moot :D.