I had an old .mac address that I moved to MobileMe way back when and used that for a year before I let it lapse since I knew that MobileMe was going to be free within the year. When MobileMe went free I was told that since I let it lapse the .Mac address would never work again but I could use that same username but just with .Me instead of .Mac. BUT I could still use "firstname.lastname@example.org" as my AppleID. Didn't make any sense to me but I resigned myself that I had lost that .Mac address forever for email purposes. I even tested it myself to see if by some miracle the address worked but it didn't. Now about a month or so back I received 2 emails from some places I used from about 4 years ago sent to my old .Mac address. When I test it now emails go through! I got my old .Mac email address back!! Yippee!! Anybody know why this has happened?