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Do I have to have Lion on my Mac to move my MobileMe account?

soho100

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Jan 27, 2012
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I'm trying to get a friends iCloud account setup so he can share a particular iCal/iCloud calendar on his phone but I have encountered a few problems. The guy in question has a MobileMe account and when I try and to move the account to iCloud I am presented with a message that warns me I must have iOS5 on the phone, which is fine, and Lion on my Mac, which he doesn't have (unfortunately a few of his Pro Tools plugin wont run on Lion).

So my question is does it matter if I move his account to iCloud whilst still running Snow Leopard? Will iTunes, Mail, Calendars etc. work as normal and he'll simply miss out on a few features like Photostream? Or could worse befall me and I mess up access to his mail or something?

I could create another iCloud account to access the calendar and register it on his phone but this will become the master account and then it gets complicated with issues like Photostream.

Any help appreciated.
 
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GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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Officially, iCloud on an iMac requires OS X 10.7.x. So if you migrate your MM to iCloud you can use it on your iDevices and probably get away with some features, at the very least I know you can upgrade your iDevice and still sync your calendars because I had done that before.
 
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soho100

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Jan 27, 2012
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Update.
Went for it and everything seems fine apart from Mail where I had to configure a custom IMAP server and MobileMe SMTP to get iCloud’s email up and running in Snow Leopard’s Mail.app.

Got it all working but can't seem to send mail. Tried 'smtp.mail.me.com', 'smtp.me.com'. Anyone know what server I should be using at access iCloud mail? Do I need authentication etc?

Thanks
 
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miata

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Oct 22, 2010
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Silicon Valley, Earth
Update.
Went for it and everything seems fine apart from Mail where I had to configure a custom IMAP server and MobileMe SMTP to get iCloud’s email up and running in Snow Leopard’s Mail.app.

Got it all working but can't seem to send mail. Tried 'smtp.mail.me.com', 'smtp.me.com'. Anyone know what server I should be using at access iCloud mail? Do I need authentication etc?

Thanks
smtp.me.com
 
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wheelerman

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Jan 29, 2012
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North Devon, UK
Do I have to have Lion on my Mac to move my MobileMe account?

I've just migrated from MobileMe to iCloud; I have access to 2 Mac laptops, one runs Lion and iCloud works well on it. The other one is older and runs on Leopard (ie pre-Snow Leopard) but also still collects my mail apart from stuff that had previously been archived. Whether or not it'll still work after June when MobileMe finishes is anybody's guess at the moment!
 
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soho100

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Jan 27, 2012
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miata...do your sent items on your Mac running SL still sync with your iDevices and iCloud?
 
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