.mac free version?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LastLine, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    Just been ordering my first photobook on iPhoto and it asks for my .Mac address, now I'm on the free trial at the minute but is there a version for the future that is totally free but just gives access to such features as these books? Kinda like a .net passport, or do I actually need to pay to make photo books?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Can't you use your Apple ID (the one you use for iTMS or the online Apple Store)?
     
  3. mklos macrumors 68000

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    You don't need .mac to send away for an iPhoto Book. I have a friend that gets these books made all the time and he doesn't have .mac. I'm not sure what he uses for an email address, but he does not have .mac. Like the previous poster said, you should be able to use an Apple ID. All Apple wants is the ID you use to purchase things from Apple so they have your mailing address, and billing information. It doesn't necessarily need to be a .mac email address.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I wish .mac would offer just the e-mail address for like $25 a year. Then I'd be all over it.
     
  5. untamedhysteria macrumors regular

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    you can have a 50mb email-only .mac account...but before you can get it...you have to first buy .mac for a year...and before it expires, add an extra email account under your main .mac account....say the main is joe@mac.com he then made another one under that one named joe1@mac.com ...the joe1@mac.com would be able to be used for 10.00 a year even after the original .mac subscription is gone...here's a links:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=164764

    and

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25301
     
  6. maya macrumors 68040

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    50 Megs of email storage for $ 10 USD, when gmail is free and giving away 3Gigs. :eek: :D <-- hard decision. ;) :p
     
  7. untamedhysteria macrumors regular

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    i agree...gmail is a lot better (it's one of the main ones i use)...you simply can't beat free when it works and gives you massive storage.
     
  8. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Gmail is much better than anything else for email. But .Mac is much better for storage since you can't store any individual file larger than 10 MB on GMail.
     
  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    The only free version is the 60 trial of .Mac. Would definitely give one a chance to try out .Mac for free.
     
  10. madmax_2069 macrumors 6502a

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    dont you have to be invited to gmail from a gmail user before you can get a gmail account i wish i could get a gmail account
     
  11. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Send me your email address and I will send you a gmail invite. I have tons of them.
     
  12. persianpunisher macrumors regular

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    how can I get invites? I currently have gmail
     
  13. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    On the Gmail site, look in the bottom left, below "Labels". There should be a blue box that says invite a friend.

     
  14. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, if anyone needs a gmail invite, let me know, I have 100 left :eek:
     

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