.mac account - is it worth?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rock star poser, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Rock star poser macrumors member

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    I was looking at getting one but for £70 a year is it worth it?
     
  2. Cepe Indicum macrumors regular

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    I guess that depends on what you want / need...

    I've got a .Mac Account, and I'm very pleased with it. Use it as my main email address (synced across three Macs and an iPod touch), hosting a website (well, it will be soon), syncing calendars and files across Macs, Back to my Mac, and screen-sharing.

    That being said, I know there are better and cheaper alternatives out there. But, for what it's worth, I've never had a problem with .Mac.
     
  3. AndyK macrumors 6502a

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    Can you use the email functions on it with your own domain?

    So instead of me@mac.com I could have me@mydomain.com ? Just hosted on the .mac?
     
  4. Wayne s macrumors regular

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    Try the free trial and see what you think.
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Well, it is a nice but very expensive email address with some aliases…

    As a sync tool it works well if you have a few Apple devices.

    As a storage facility? If you are not in the USA it is truly awful.
    Apple will not acknowledge there is a problem with .Mac outside the USA.
     
  6. Terwal macrumors regular

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  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Absolutely slow as s*** apparently, virtually unusable, errors uploading etc.

    If you want your own domain e-mail hosted by someone else use the free, and better, Google Apps.
     
  8. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Slooow uploads that hang your computer.
    If you try to upload a largish :)eek: :rolleyes:) file — say anything above 10MB you face a very flaky connection and may have to reboot your Mac just to get rid of the spinning iDisk connection.

    In a word: Crap!
     
  9. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

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    I would not use a mac without .mac

    It's awesome! :D
     
  10. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    I have the family pack. At $179 it is overpriced. I don't need to synch macs. I don't need the email addresses. Otherwise I might be interested in using the storage for showing my photos, but every time I try to access the one library I've put up it seems slow as molasses in January.
     
  11. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    I've had mine for about 4 or 5 years and really like it, they made some great improvements over the years.
     

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