how do i obtain .mac address on a used imac?

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  1. evansville macrumors newbie

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    i bought my imac (leopard) used, but it wasn't really used, someone had just done the initial setup and nothing else. i didn't do a reinstall as there was nothing on the computer, i was able to change passwords with no problem, and i'm up and running, except for mail.

    i want a .mac mail address and don't know how to get one, since mail was already setup on my machine. can someone give me some direction on how to obtain this address. :confused:
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    In other words you want to purchase a Mobile Me (formally known as .Mac) subscription?

    This can be done from Apple's site (Link) or you can click the "Learn More..." button from within System Preferences > Mobile Me.

    Or, if you already have the subscription, you can enter the info in System Preferences, and add your email address to Mail.app in Mail Preferences > Accounts.


    However, if this was a used computer, you may want to at the very least create a new user account and delete the old one.
     
  3. evansville thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ouch, that's pricey!

    it's going to cost me $100 a year, just to get a .mac email address? has this always been a paid subscription?

    seems a bit excessive when applications like gmail are free.
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, it's always been $100/year (although, some find it cheaper on Amazon or ebay).

    Remember, it's much more than just an email account. However, you're right, it's still a bit pricey. Remember, Mobile Me is not necessary to enjoy all of the features on your Mac, so it's a purely optional service.
     
  5. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    I don't think you can get .mac address anymore since it's now changed to .me address, unless you had .mac address before it changed....
     

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