SBC vs .Mac eMail account

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

  1. bob rose macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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