I currently use an ancient Wintel machine at home and am considering buying a new 12" PowerBook this summer. For the last year or so I've been using Hotmail as a second email address to test it out. I had been planning to get a new pc with cable modem and use Hotmail as my main email account since I can log in and read my messages at home or at work. But now that I'm considering the PB, I've become interested in the .mac services as well. Here's my questions: First of all, does .mac email allow you to sort email messages into folders? Do they have a whitelist option that puts all messages from addresses I don't have in my address book into a junk mail folder? Does the web email feature allow you to forward messages that have attachments? Also, is there a limit to the number of attachments you can send? (not the total size of the attachment, but the number) How is the calendar feature? (I have been using MSN's online calendar occasionally but Microsoft just sent me a message saying its going to be deleted unless I subscribe to MSN 8. No thanks.) If I were to buy a Bluetooth-enabled phone like the upcoming T608 for Sprint, would I be able to add a contact to the .mac address book, use the iSync to add it to my PB address book, the use Bluetooth to send it to my phone? Does the anti-virus feature scan everything in your .mac account or does it scan your computer, too? Overall I think the .mac package is a bit overpriced, since I would only use it for email and occasional file storeage/archiving and the antivirus protection. But Hotmail wants $20 for extra storage and the Mac version of anti-virus would cost at least $50, so .mac seems competitive. I don't do anything with digital photos, etc. but then again it only works out to about $8/month. Is the .mac service the online equivalent to the "mac" computer experience? I guess what I'm looking to do is simplify things...get a laptop that works well - both software and hardware. I would hope that the quality of the .mac online service is up to par as well, ie easy to use, dependable, etc. All comments will be welcome! Thank you.