ok, i have imap gmail on my imac, i accidently deleted some messages on my imac, so they got deleted online, i got my messages back on my imac, but not back online , so basically, some of my messages are depended on my imac, so if the HD breaks (dont use time machine yet, i use leopard though), i lose 2000+ messages, if i use .mac sync to sync my email, will it just import my preferences, and downloading my email from online where i dont have all my messages, or bring the messages from my imac to the computer that i intend to buy on Jan 15, im planning on a laptop, but i am afraid that there will be a better laptop coming out at macworld that will be a better choice, so im waiting. i know i can access my imac via the laptop, but if i want to drag a whole 5gig music folder from my imac to the laptop, how long would that take, like dragging it from my music folder to my desktop, or uploading 5 gigs to the internet??? how about idisk, can i put files there, and take them out on the laptop? which would save time? i am a sub-account in a family pack, do i get 10 gigs on idisk, or that 2.5 gig thing? and will i get everything that an administrator gets if i max out my account, other than being able to administer it? thanx a lot!!!!!