mail without .Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mauly, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. mauly macrumors 6502

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    My 60 day trial has just expired! and I really like mail... Is there a way of keeping mail without paying for .Mac?

    If its not possible to, I have an gmail account would/is it possible to put an link/icon of gmail onto my dock...
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Do you mean the Apple Mail application? You don't need .mac at all for that. In fact, you can read your GMail through it. This page at Google tells you how.

    The thing you cannot keep is your .mac e-mail addresss. But you can actually keep all your old mail from that account in Mail while using G-Mail. It (Mail) can handle many accounts -- mine is set up for four or five right now, and it can combine mail from all of them.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Just set up your gmail account in Mail and disable the .Mac account.

    Goto Mail -> Preferences -> Accounts

    To add gmail: Press the + button on the bottom of the window. Choose POP account. Enter your details (see attachment 1) under Account Information. Under Outgoing Mail Server drop down menu, choose Add Server and fill inn the details there, too (see Attacment 2). (Directions should also be available on gmail.google.com.)

    To disable .Mac: Choose the account, goto the Advanced tab and uncheck the enable account.
     

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  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Hey Mitthrawnuruodo, can you post those screen shots again, the ones you posted got messed up and I can't tell what the rest of the information is to set up my account ;)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Just open them in Photoshop and undo the Noise filter... :D
     
  6. mauly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I no this is an old thread but.... can yahoo be set up in the same way a gmail account can?

    Also, I have two users on my Mac, can I set up the other useres Mac app also! I have tried but always get

    I have but still get this message!!!!?
     

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