What free pop-mail to replace mac.com?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mmmdreg, Jul 28, 2002.

  1. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

    mmmdreg

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    What are the best alternatives for pop/imap email accounts that are free? I'm asking here because you may have first-hand experience...and don't say my ISP..they're stingy and only gave me one...
     
  2. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

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    Hi

    I would try using macosx.com e-mail, I only noticed that today :)

    If you can't find it I can set you up an address on my server.

    Ensign
     
  3. Earlyriser macrumors newbie

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    iDisk bandwidth limited?

    Hi,

    I don't seem to be able to create a new thread, and this one seemed thew most relevant - sorry guys :)

    I was considering keeping my itools account because I thought that downloads from the iDisk were not bandwidth limited (at least I have never seen any mention of a limit). But I just tried to check out some photos of the apple store only to get a message that the itools account was suspended because it had exceeded bandwidth allowance.

    Anyone know what if any bandwidth limits there are?
     
  4. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    www.inbox.net has many different names to choose from and great spam blocking
     
  5. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    myrealbox.com is both free and ad-free, run by Novell to show off the power of Netware or something.
     
  6. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

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  7. Beej macrumors 68020

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    Why do you want to replace your mac.com email addie? I'm keeping mine.

    Do you realise you can keep your mac.com eamil addie without paying?

    Go to:
    http://help.apple.com/mac/1/help/mail/pgs2/macFmSet.htm
    and click on "

    Converting your .Mac trial account to an email-only account" in the nav bar on the left.

    For what it's worth, I'm going to convert mine just before I have to start paying to use all the other features.
     
  8. mmmdreg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You're wrong..if you read it now, it says a full .mac member has to PURCHASE an additional email account and then that can be made into email only or something...but you must be a full .Mac member...go on..read it all again..
     
  9. mmmdreg thread starter macrumors 65816

    mmmdreg

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    I thought hotmail doesn't have pop/imap support on anything other than a certain program or two...

    and ensign..whats the address for your server?
     
  10. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

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    its not a good address really :) either ymug.org or brooklineuk.com.

    Ensign
     
  11. mmmdreg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think I might be able to live with ymug.org...how many emails are you willing to setup? is it your own server?
     
  12. mmmdreg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Re: iDisk bandwidth limited?

    I do know that there are (or seem to be) limits but I'm not sure on the figures...welcome to MR BTW...

    /msg everyoneelse sorry for the long line of posts from me...
     
  13. Beej macrumors 68020

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    Oh man... you're right... did they change that? I swear it used to be different.

    I hate you Apple.

    Now I'm really pissed.
     
  14. cwofford macrumors newbie

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    fastmail.fm

    www.fastmail.fm

    after having been through most free email services (including the ones listed above in the thread), i am a huge fastmail.fm supporter. full imap and pop support, advanced spam protection, 10 MB for free guest users, your pick of over 30 domain names (lots of .com, .net, etc.), great web interface, no ads. it's great.

    and no i don't work for them
     
  15. mmmdreg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Re: fastmail.fm

    That looks pretty good...I think I'll go with them...
     
  16. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    that fastmail place is pretty sweet.... not to bring it up again but... that's the kind of thing i would have liked to see apple do... ie, offer some options.

    that's cool how there's pretty much an option for any type of user... and even the highest one isn't all that pricey. and seems pretty full featured...

    i think that's where i'd go if i needed an email address as of now...

    thanks for the info
     

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