iCloud Mail experiences

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by sheamus, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. sheamus macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2011
    I signed up for MobileMe for the contact syncing over a year ago. I started using the email so that I could access my personal mail at work. Unfortunately, my last two jobs, IE6/7 are the web browsers. Both of them choke on MobileMe. In fact all browsers will eventually choke on MobileMe. Try this, leave MobileMe.com logged in for a few hours, then try to write an email: you won’t be able to fill out the To field from your address book, clicking on an email will cause the whole page to refresh, etc. It seems like the client loses connection to server, and has to reestablish the connection, which is often unsuccessful. Contrast this to GMail, which is rock solid, and 10x faster to do everything. GMail hardly uses any CPU, compared to MobileMe bogging down slower machines, and sending browsers into a tizzy. If iCloud is not on par with GMail, I will be switching back to GMail. But then again, I may be switching anyway, as iCloud is rumoured not to work with IE at all, so I wouldn’t be able to access it at work. Kind of defaults the point of web mail (access anywhere), when you rule out the worlds most common (albeit *********) browser.

    Can someone with icloud mail comment on the how solid and fast it is?
  2. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
    For me iCloud is slow, slower than MobileMe - but let's remember it's not the final version yet. I think it works on the latest IE but couldn't swear, will check when I get home if I remember.
  3. sheamus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2011
    Is it at least more stable? I know it is not the final product yet, but what is your gut feeling like? Does it feel like it is built on MobileMe?

    Also, does anyone know if iCloud will support custom domains for email like GMail for your Domain?
  4. melino macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2011
    Looks like it will: link
  5. sheamus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2011
    To me that just looks like it will be able to act as an email client for other email addresses, similar to how MobileMe works: I am required to have an email host, but MobileMe can fetch mail from that server, and send mail on behalf of that server. I am hoping iCloud will act as the smtp server for that domain, similar to what GMail does.
  6. melino macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2011
    True. But the "old" MobileMe way with an external smtp server its better than iCould now. I used to work with MobileMe that way and it's ok. You need to tell your clients to send via your domain smtp server but that's all.

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