Mac Mail...Previous acct?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by longball11, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. longball11 macrumors 6502a

    longball11

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    I want to go for the Mac mail that is provided in the dock. Do you have to have a previous email to sign up for it? Also, what else do you have to provide in order to get a mac mail account?
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    The Mail icon in the Dock just takes you to a client which allows access to an existing email account which uses POP/IMAP/Exchange protocols. You may have an email account from your ISP, your school, business, or you can sign up for a free account from Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo. Yahoo accounts (at least for the U.S.) cannot be configured in Mail unless you have a Yahoo Plus! subscription. To get a @me.com email address you have to enroll in the MobileMe service by Apple, and it is no longer possible to get a @mac.com address, unless you have had an active .Mac/MobileMe account from before one became the other service.
     

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