Dot Mac or Alternative

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sadsack, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. sadsack macrumors member

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    I have been trailing dot mac and I do not really think it is very bad. Will I pay £69, probably not as I have family in the states who can pay $69 and just give me the registration number, that including tax comes to about £35. Now that does not sound too bad, but £69, seems steep. Can anyone else give me his or her opinion of this service? I use gmail and igoogle at present and find it is fine, up to a point. Too much, spam in gmail. I will continue o use blogspot and will make the most of the web gallery. Can anyone recommend alternatives to dot mac?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I would say that the best alternative to .Mac depends on what parts of it you actually used, and what you found lacking. For me, it was a lack of PHP and other server-side script support, so I switched to web hosting. Since I don't need the sync support .Mac has, the setup I use works perfectly for my needs (I do need bookmark synchronization across platforms, but there's a Firefox extension called Bookmark Sync and Sort that works perfectly for this).
     
  3. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. If you're using everything .Mac has to offer, there is no alternative wrapped up nicely in a single package.
     
  4. sadsack thread starter macrumors member

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    Well i suppose what i will use will be the mail, bookmarks, web gallery for sure and idisk. Is the mail spam free, at present i get loads on my gmail. I am hearing mixed stories so a bit confused. I assume there is no way of converting you homepage to not reference you as an individaual. So you can have a anonymous blog?

    Thanks for all the quick responses.
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Unfortunately, all I can tell you regarding spam is this: Don't let your email address leak into the spammers' lists. This is the best way to stop spam from reaching your inbox. That said... my .Mac account was spam-free for about 3 years, then all of a sudden I started getting 3 spam mails there per day. I think it was because I put a contact me link on my web site.:eek:

    As for the blog issue - I have never used this particular feature, so I do not know how it works.
     

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