Why can't you check your mobileme webmail on iphone?

Discussion in 'iCloud and Apple Services' started by lunarmac, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hello.

    I don't understand why Apple doesn't allow mobileme webmail access on the iPhone.

    My wife and I both have mobileme accounts.

    For her to check her email on my iPhone I would have to setup a mail account on the iphone for that account and then delete after she's done.

    Thats is just doucherie.

    Seriously thinking about just going with gmail.
     
  2. macrumors G3

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    Yeah, mobile me pretty much sucks like that. Apple really oughta either put some effort into it, or give up.
     
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    JuanGuapo

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    Because you use the Mail app on your iPhone to access it.

    Then set up each account on each iPhone.
     
  4. macrumors G3

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    That's noT really an acceptable solution. Especially given that apple claims the iPhone can be used to browse "the whole web." it's own sites should a least be compatible, particularly when it tries to sell a service for use with iPhones, most aspects of which are provided for free, and with better quality, by competitors.
     
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    Penguissimo

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    If you use iCab instead of Safari, you can access all the features of me.com the same way you would on your computer. You'll get an "unsupported browser" warning, but you can bypass it (and you have a "don't warn me again" option) and everything seems to work just fine.

    It costs $2, but it's well worth it in my opinion :)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    @JuanGuapo - Dude read the post before commenting.

    @Penguissimo - Thanks for the suggestion.


     
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    JuanGuapo

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    "Dude" I did and your post doesn't make sense.
     
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    JuanGuapo

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    duplicate, please delete.
     
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    yg17

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    If a friend wants to borrow my iPhone to check his email, he shouldn't have to go through all that.

    Plus, I don't think you can use Find my iPhone from an iPhone either, which makes no sense. If I lose my iPhone, I can't use someone else's iPhone to find it's location. I have to go find the nearest computer which can waste valuable time if the phone is lost or stolen.
     
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    iWoz

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    I agree with you, They could make it so much more better and user friendly
     
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    JuanGuapo

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    Why doesn't he use his own iPhone then. ;-)

    I guess Apple figures why have Find My iPhone on the iPhone if you need an iPhone to use it in the first place....kind of a moot feature.
     

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