As the owner of a PC laptop for several years, I got a 20-inch iMac in November and haven't looked back since. I am, however, still getting acquainted with all of Apple's sleek applications, and unlike my friends who refer to their vehicles as their "iCars" and read MacRumors on a daily basis, I haven't got everything sync-ed up (on my computer) yet the way I want it. My question is about email (and calendars, to an extent, but mostly email). I've searched for old threads relating to this, but haven't found much that answered my questions. I've had the same university-assigned email address (and webmail) for the last 10 years, and I upgrade to something different. I would have done it sooner, but it's been hard to tear myself away because of the familiarity and ease of using the webmail (which was Horde). Plus, EVERYONE has this email address so transitioning to a new one will be a pain. I am a professional musician and have my own website/domain. The problem is, I haven't found the perfect email solution. There are a lot of options, like Gmail, MobileMe, Fusemail, etc., but they each seem to have their quirks. Gmail's functionality seems the best, but I do not want to go with them because of the privacy/data-mining issues. And MobileMe...well, it seems like a great idea but from what I've read here, it's sketchy at best. I also find that as I'm getting more and more calls from clients, I'm driving myself crazy trying to update events in iCal and my old-school (paper) planner. It would be great to have a calendar that automatically syncs that I could access online. Right now I've got webmail set up through my website hosting plan, but that's a pain, because it's one more mailbox to check separately, and I'm trying to minimize that. So here's my question: how do you have your email set up? This is what I'm looking for: can be used with my personal domain (NOT @me.com) something where I can have webmail and integrate it with something on my desktop (I'm not even using my Mail application yet) iCal syncing would be great, plus a way to store contacts IMAP so I can access it from my phone Thanks in advance!