questions with mac's Mail!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by edge9in, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. edge9in macrumors newbie

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    I have two questions about mac's Mail program.

    1. Is the only way to get Apple's email service by buying a .Mac subscription?
    2. If buying .Mac is the only way to get Mail, then is there a way to add another user for Mail? Example: If I get .Mac then will I have to pay another $99 for my wife to have her own Mail account?

    It would make things so much easier if apple would offer just there Mail program for like $20 a year. I would do that without even thinking twice. Oh well. :rolleyes: Thanks for your help! :p
     
  2. HexMonkey Administrator

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    Mail and .Mac are completely separate. Mail is free, and you can use any email account with it, not just .Mac.
     
  3. edge9in thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How is Mail free? It tells me that my login has expired.
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

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    That's your .mac account, not mail.

    .Mac is an internet service Apple offers for $99 a year.
    Mail.app is a program that comes with their operating system.
     
  5. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    Come on, we all know he's talking about .mac email, and not the mail program...i don't think he's that stupid.
     
  6. janey macrumors 603

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    Come on, anything is possible :p.
    After all, if you have a .mac account set up in Mail.app youll realize its easier to set that up than any other account...
     
  7. edge9in thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I'm talking about Mail through .Mac and not the actual Mail program that comes with every Mac. Sorry, I should have clarified that more.
     
  8. edge9in thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I was to buy .Mac, would I be able to set up a Mail account for myself and my wife without having to pay another $99 for her?
     
  9. janey macrumors 603

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    its $99 for the first person and $10 for each additional email address after that :p
     
  10. edge9in thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't mean to be stupid but how do I add someone? Like where do I go to pay the $10 to get someone added?
     
  11. FriarTuck macrumors 6502

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    from Apple's .Mac FAQ's:

    Mac members can purchase up to 10 additional email accounts for $10.00 each per year. Email-only accounts include 5 megabytes (MB) of storage space, which can't be increased. You can't add photo signatures to messages if you have an email-only account; and other .Mac services, such as iDisk, HomePage, Backup, and Virex, are not accessible to email-only accounts.

    To add an email-only account, go to www.mac.com, then click Account in the .Mac menu bar. Click the Email Account Management button, then click Create New Account.

    Fill out the "Create a new email account" form, then click Continue. Print your account information for future reference, then click Continue.


    It's a piece of cake. And the really nice part is that Apple automatically syncs up your account, so that you can add e-mail-only accounts at any time and just pay a prorated amount, and then all of the accounts (main and e-mail-only) will come due for renewal at the same time.
     
  12. edge9in thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you soooo much! That answers almost all my questions and I just want to clarify one thing...so If i sign up for .Mac on my iMac then I can add my wife with an email only account for $10 and she will be able to use the email through her Mail program on her iBook? Meaning, both of us don't have to use the same computer for email. I know this is really dumb of me but I just want to make sure before I fork out the $99.
     
  13. mj_1903 macrumors 6502a

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    You are correct.
     

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