Has anyone gotten MobileMe to work on Tiger?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by yldawg, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. yldawg macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    I have run into all sorts of problems. I spoke with MobileMe support, and they had me run some tests and then basically left me hanging. They said they'd get back with me, but it's been 6 hours. How long do I have to wait? I'd really like to get it squared away...any help would be appreciated.
  2. benfischer macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2008
    No one's even gotten MobileMe to work, period.
  3. philamac macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    The title should be changed to "Has anyone gotten MobileMe to work?"
    It seems like email might be working, but I haven't been able to get my contacts nor calendars working with it. Haven't tried anything else yet.

    I heard some mac users have gotten their contacts and calendars uploaded. Have PC users, especially Outlook users, had any luck?

    If anyone has gotten MobileMe to work 100% for them, please post your setup here (OS, mail client, contacts client, calendar client).
  4. philamac macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    [update] push email seems to work pretty much instantly. Still trying out the Contacts & Calendars.
  5. philamac macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Contacts pretty much works now... its just nowhere near instant.
    Calendars... pushing to iPhone, and Outlook2007, but where have my birthdays gone? Even on the webapp, the birthdays thing seems buggy! (using Firefox3)

    PC | iPhone | Outlook2007 for Calendars & Contacts

    bottomline: MobileMe is working, but at the pace of a tortoise! If you've just uploaded some stuff, be patient and wait a min before you freak cause it's not showing up.

    Tip for windows users: in ControlPanel > MobileMe Preferences > check the 'Show in System Tray' option. Then go to your startmenu properties and make sure the mobileme icon is on 'Always Show'
    That way you can visually see if your windows PC is connected to mobileMe. If you can't see the icon, mobileme crashed and your outlook will become unresponsive (neither push nor recieve)
  6. philamac macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008

    - "Groups" made in the webApp show up on iPhone, but when looking under said "group" on iphone, no contacts were listed.
    - "Groups" made in the webApp do not show up in Outlook 2007 at all.
  7. TWHH macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    So, does this work for those of us using Tiger?

    To bring this thread back on topic...

    Can anyone tell me if MobileMe is in fact available for those of us running Tiger?

    Apple's website says it'll work via SW Update if yo are running 10.4.11. I am, but each time I run SW Update nothing comes up - I'm 'up to date' but in System Prefs the .mac icon is there and there is no mention of Mobile Me at all.

    Any advice greatly received.

  8. Kashchei macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2002
    Meat Space
    I'm in the exact same boat on my wife's machine running 10.4.11. This doesn't exactly help, but it's always nice to know you're not the only one having a particular problem.
  9. TWHH macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    How very odd - having done some digging around in Apple's own support forums I thought this might have been a UK issue (We tend to get things from Apple a little later than you luck y folk in the US)...

    ...but clearly not.

    This does appear to be a pretty flakey launch of a service...
  10. Since '84 macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2007
    I am running 10.4.11 and can send and receive emails via web no problem, but when I add the account to Mail app on my MBP, I can only receive, not send emails. The smpt server by default is smtp.mac.com:username, and if I change it to smtp.me.com:username, I still can't send emails. What am I doing wrong here?
    By the way, I can send and receive fine on the iPhone through me.com.
  11. Cousin Dirk macrumors 6502a

    Jan 1, 2008
    London, UK
    Put me in the same boat as most of you. I still have the .Mac preference pane, and although I can access me.com, there's nothing there since the initial sync isn't working, I get an error message when trying to sync.


    I also have a thread about it in Apple Discussions.
  12. gearhead911 macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2007
    im having the same problem, im running tiger 10.4.11 and no mention of mobile me in system prefs and no update in sw update, help anybody?
  13. d.f macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2003
    Push It!

    does anyone know if Tiger IS getting push..?

    if not, then i've got it all working i think. annoying, as it's good, but clearly on Leopard it's GREAT.

    it works as expected, but you have to manually click the drop-down Sync All to update. so if that's it..?? then i'll need Leopard or work out how to use Applescript.
  14. gazmac macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2007
    London, UK
    can't log in to .mac account in MobileMe setup

    I click on the setup MobileMe button in iTunes which sends me to the web page for the service. In step two of the instructions it says login to .mac account on your mac running Tiger 10.4.11 (I've had the account since I bought my PowerBook a few years ago) but I can't login. When I try to enter my username it won't let me enter the @ symbol. Has anyone else come across this under 10.4.11?

    I can send and receive emails on my iPhone 3G. I restored mail, contacts and calendar from my old unlocked 1.1.4 iPhone, which my partner has just inherited.

    I believe that the Apple documentation says that the .Mac logo will be the same blue globe as before in the sysrem preferences on my Mac but that the MobileMe functionally will be underneath.

    Has anyone else had the '@'problem trying to login to their upgraded - or should that be degraded - .Mac/MobileMe account ?
  15. beejam macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2007
    Working for iCal on Tiger so far.

    I've been able to get iCal working somewhat under 10.4.11. I have a birthday calendar pulled from contacts that won't publish to me.com for some reason. But I can make an event on me.com and get it pushed to my iCal and iPhone.

    For the system prefs, I just put my info in under the .mac member info.
  16. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Been working for me on my Leopard machine all afternoon. Just started working on my Tiger machine. When they get this right, it is going to be the killer app.
  17. malukie macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    MobileMe on Tiger

    No problem for me - I'm running 10.4.11 and got everything working with my ipod touch and my mac - contacts, calendar, bookmarks & mail. I just followed the setup directions on the MobileMe page. (There is no mention of MobileMe, but just use the .Mac sync. I guess you don't see "MobileMe" unless you're running Leopard))

  18. poppyljg macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2008
    I tried to follow the setup but when I go to sync I get a ".mac login failed" message.
  19. rdp5008 macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2006
    delete the .plist files associated with "dotmac"

    I did a finder search for "dotmac" and deleted the three .plist files that showed up. I restarted. And everything worked perfectly!

    Prior to that I could not get it to sync at all (using Tiger).

    Hope that helps some of you all.
  20. Since '84 macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2007
    Finally got ot sorted out.
    Great tip. Spent hours on it and got nowhere until now.
    In Tiger (10.4.11)
    Just deleted all of the files with 'dotmac' that ended in .plist and restarted.
    Now I can log in under System Preferences, click '.Mac', logged in and clicked 'Sync' and highlighted everything and clicked 'sync now'.
    Now all my Contacts, Calendars and me.com mail is available on the www.me.com website.
  21. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    I don't think many people are having a problem syncing with MobileMe or using the website, I think everyone is having the issue of not getting the software update to change the .Mac icon in System Preferences to MM. My Leopard machine is all up and running but my Tiger machine can't get the update from SW. What gives?
  22. meli macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2004

    I could be wrong, but I don't think there is any "Software Update" for Tiger (other than the iTunes update). I don't think there is a Tiger version of the MobileMe Updater.

    Apple says that, "Most MobileMe features work with Tiger, but... MobileMe features will still appear as .Mac."
  23. genshi macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2007
    Portland, Oregon
    I just found this on Apple's Knowledge Base, apparently MobileMe will still show up as .Mac in Tiger:


    Hope that helps answer why Tiger won't be getting the update to change the .Mac Preference pane (but it will still sync to MobileME.)

    EDIT: Ahh, meli beat me by "that much!"
  24. Cousin Dirk macrumors 6502a

    Jan 1, 2008
    London, UK
    I seem to have things working now... although I don't seem to be able to send emails from Mail using my MobileMe email account.

    Also, is there a way to use smart groups on the MobileMe online service or on the iPhone? Or to send an email to an entire group from the iPhone? This seems like an obvious thing to include, if you ask me, but it doesn't seem possible.

    EDIT: Fixed Mail, and Smart Groups aren't compatible. Hey-ho.
  25. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    That is simply not true.

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