.Mac and iCal

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by richard4339, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

    richard4339

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    Okay, I've been trying my .Mac trial before I throw $100 away on this and end up not using it. Out of curiosity, I've noticed that the .Mac portal has a way to access the Address Book, Bookmarks, Mail, etc, but not your .Mac shared calendars. Is that something that is only in the full version, or is it just not integrated well?

    I know you can manually type the full URL to access the calendars, but thats it. Am I missing something?
     
  2. Gosh macrumors 6502

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    I'm quite new to Mac and dotMac and this surprised me too! It seems that basically have to publish your calendar on the web so that you (or whomever you give access to) can view it on another computer via a URL. Not what I would call 100% secure!

    Brilliant concept for organising groups etc which is a dotMac feature.

    Get more advice from dotMac section or Apple.com support discussion.
     
  3. richard4339 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    richard4339

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    Yeah, I guess I'll have to. The calendar feature in .Mac was a selling point for me, but if it doesn't really sync, there's not much of a point to it, in my opinion.
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    FYI, you can set up a group (past of .Mac subscription), and, within that group, you can select and then see your published calendars. So, you could publish a calendar (and wouldn't have to let anyone else know), then go to a group you've set up, then access your calendar.

    Awkward, but doable.
     
  5. richard4339 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    richard4339

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    I'm going to give that a shot. It is awkward, but its simply what I'm wanting to do. You'd think they'd give you access by default.
     
  6. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Amazon has .Mac boxes for $78.
     

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