.Mac question

cleo

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A question for those of who have already upgraded:

I currently have two mac.com email addresses, one for personal communications and one for buying stuff, newsletters, etc. The .Mac pages say that once you have upgraded you can purchase a second email address for $10. I'm just wondering if any of you have tried this. Would I be able to use this feature to hold on to my current secondary address, or would I have to let it die and pick a new secondary one?
 

edesignuk

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Please can someone who has upgraded answer this question!
I have one mac.com email and my family another, it would be great if they could keep there address for just $10 if I give in and pay the $50 for my full mac.com account.
 

Ensign Paris

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If you pay for .mac you can then buy another e-mail address for $10 which anyone can use. I hope that clears it up.

If you register basicly your current e-mail setup will not change, all of your addresses should remain the same.

Ensign
 

edesignuk

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Cheers ensign, one last thing...

If I turn my edesignuk@mac.com into a full .mac account can I then register and existing (currently FREE) mac.com e-mail address for the $10 fee, or can you only register NEW mac.com addresses for the $10.
I hope all that makes sense :)
 

cleo

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Originally posted by verbose101
Cheers ensign, one last thing...

If I turn my edesignuk@mac.com into a full .mac account can I then register and existing (currently FREE) mac.com e-mail address for the $10 fee, or can you only register NEW mac.com addresses for the $10.
I hope all that makes sense :)
That's my question as well: can I keep my current 2nd address by adding it for $10, or would I have to pick a new one?
 

Ensign Paris

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ok, I am not sure there because I don't actually use .mac mail accounts, you would have to ask Apple or somebody who does :) To tell the truth I haven't signed up yet but I am going to do it later tonight when my father returns with his credit cards.

Ensign
 

edesignuk

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Originally posted by Ensign Paris
you would have to ask Apple or somebody who does :)
So then, has anyone out there done what we have been speaking about and can confirm if what we are asking can be done?
:confused:
 

jt23

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May 17, 2002
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.mac email addresses

yes you can do that. Once you have fully registered one account, you can convert another (up to five) account to email only -- as long as you know the password for that account. it works seemlessly. that is, there are no email interuptions.

i did this at home -- registered the full account under my name and converted my wife's account to email only. works great.
 

edesignuk

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Re: .mac email addresses

Originally posted by jt23
yes you can do that. Once you have fully registered one account, you can convert another (up to five) account to email only -- as long as you know the password for that account. it works seemlessly. that is, there are no email interuptions.

i did this at home -- registered the full account under my name and converted my wife's account to email only. works great.
Thanku! That's perfect, I guess I'll be off to sign up then :)