SBC vs .Mac eMail account

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bob rose, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. bob rose macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2005
    Currently have SBC DSL web-based and can set up another account on their POP server. I want to use the Mail program and get the same look and feel as Outlook. For $100/yr I can set up an account at .Mac. I know there are some value-add services like storage and file sharing, but are there any other reasons to spend the money for .Mac like speed or reliability?
  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020


    Feb 5, 2002
    All up in your bidness
    You know you don't have to have a .Mac account to use Mail, right?

    .Mac is a pretty unexceptional service. It has a little bit of integration with the Mac OS and that's the big selling point. There are other services that are a better value.
  3. bob rose thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2005
    I have always worked off my company's Exchange Server so I'm not sure what my options are. I could get an email address through SBC but didn't know I could tie into Apple without paying for the .Mac service.
  4. baummer macrumors 6502a

    Jan 18, 2005
    Southern California
    You can add any number of POP3 & IMAP accounts into Mail free of charge. Accouts from an Exchange server usually work 50/50 with Mail. If you have Entourage, this will be seamless.

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