.mac membership cancelation? HELP!

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  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    My .mac account is up for renewal, and I don't want to renew this account. I want it to die so I can create a new .mac name. Problem is apple nicely sends out an email telling me I'm going to be auto billed, and I searched I can not find a phone number for .mac, or a way to cancel. Please help!!!!

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    Have you tried removing your credit card info?
     
  3. Washco macrumors newbie

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    I believe you go to your .mac preferences and there is a checkbox that says to 'automatically renew my membership'. Uncheck that box.
     
  4. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

    andiwm2003

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    i looked up the section on how to change your email adress.

    thats still quite complicated to change you email adress. i don't mind the $10. but then you have to upgrade and all that stuff. it's not simple, its not mac like.

    andi
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    I find it quite simple.

    (1) Turn off auto renewal on your current account using the link on the page I provided

    (2) Sign up for 60 day trial with your new name

    (3) After 60 days pay the $99.

    Did you need someone to hold your hand ? :rolleyes:
     
  6. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

    flyfish29

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    Did you know you can create alias's on .Mac now? I have not done it but you might look into it for alternate email addresses to give out.
    Might save you the trouble.
     
  7. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    I emailed .mac and they took care of the auto renew. They turned it off for me so i don't have to do it. That was pretty cool...

    Regards,
    Chris
     
  8. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

    andiwm2003

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    no, nobody needs to hold my hand. but since i'm lazy, could you then transfer/change all my settings from my idisk, my homepage, how i sync from my work peecee, inform the people i gave a password to look at my homepage/calender. :D as i understand it the idisk/homepage is the same as your email account. when you change one the others change as well. that's a lot of work for changing a stinking email adress. especially when peecees are involved. as i say, not mac like.
     
  9. imac abuser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    lol, thank god for isync is all i have to say. I haven't used idisk that much and the photo pages I made suck hehe lol

    chris
     
  10. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    Still not that difficult. But since you are lazy.

    Mount old iDisk
    Copy entire contents to local hard drive.
    Unmount old iDisk

    Change .Mac account in Sys Preferences
    Mount new iDisk
    Copy contents from local drive to iDisk
    Change PC iDisk setting
    Email all your friends with new URLs


    Since you have 60 days free with the new account, that should be enough time for you to transition. Not that difficult and I am sure iSync could probably ease some of this pain.

    Finally, if email is that important and you just can't bring yourself to migrate your stuff, just drop the $10 extra for another email address with your current account and leave the rest alone.
     

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