.Mac Webmail Sneak Peak

EricNau

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Apr 27, 2005
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That's nice, but I'm still waiting for more storage.

To clarify, I have .Mac and love the features, I just think for $100/yr, Apple is being a little chintzy with storage (after all, Google offers 2 GB for free and AOL offers unlimited space for free).
 

skoker

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Sweet. Makes me glad that I have 364 days left in my subscription!
 

irmongoose

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Nice. That's quite an update, definitely a welcome feature. The .Mac updates seem to have become quite scarce recently...

Incidentally, where did you find that page? I can't see a link to it anywhere on Apple's .Mac page.



irmongoose
 

MacRumors

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.Mac Webmail Sneak Peak



Apple has posted a preview of their improved .Mac webmail service with a familiar feel.

With its smart use of the latest web technology, it'll remind you of the Mail application on your desktop, with a simple and elegant interface, drag-and-drop capability, built-in Address Book, and more
The new .Mac webmail looks like Mac OS X's Mail client with support for drag-and-drop, smart refreshes, built-in address book, quick reply and more.

Apple's .Mac service is a US $99.95/year service offering web mail, and some Mac OS X integration.
 

mox358

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May 22, 2002
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Sweet. As an adamant dotmac user this looks really cool. I use my web-mail frequently at work and it's nice to see it getting a major update! Hopefully they update the rest of dotmac too. As is it works great, but it could use some new features.
 

zwida

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Jan 5, 2001
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That's GREAT news. I've been stuck using web mail since my IT folks locked down all the ports on our system. Can't wait to have reasonable functionality again.
 

Stridder44

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Mar 24, 2003
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Cool if you have it already I guess. I could never find the value in the $99 for a .Mac account tho...

email? There are plenty of free email options avalible. Storage? It's nifty but really only if you have a fast internet connection (otherwise I think it'd be smarter to spend that $99 toward a flash card or something). Virus protection? Useful perhaps, what with all the viruses on Macs now-a-days.
 

p0intblank

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Sep 20, 2005
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Wow, that looks very nice! I don't have a .Mac account, but I would definitely love one... but not for $99. :( I'm really hoping for a price drop in the near future.
 

JoshuaKaufman

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Jul 16, 2002
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Looks great, but as my main email account is not a .mac account and POP doesn't really do it for me, I'll only use it if they provide IMAP access.

The only real reason that I use .mac are its backup and synchronization features which are hardly worth paying $99 a year for. .mac still needs to come a long way to stay competitive and this is reasonable start, but a new interface is only that - a new interface. More space, more features and better functionality are the only way .mac will come out of the dark ages and join the rest of Apple's innovative, first-class products.
 

bubba451

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Jul 22, 2002
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I'm a long-time .Mac subscriber: Backup and Sync alone are worth $100/year to me. But email? Their email servers are down more than they're up! This is putting lipstick on a pig.
 

LimeiBook86

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May 4, 2002
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It's about time!

Dot Mac's web mail looks like it was pulled straight out of Mac OS 10.2 "Jaguar" I'm very happy that it's being updated since the interface of the web mail looks very dated. Also the new features look like a good perk :D :)
 

corywoolf

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Jun 28, 2004
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Glad I get .Mac for free. I like the look of it, but please Apple do the following:

- 4 GB iDisk
- New Killer Feature
- Lower the price to $79
- Better integration
 

geerlingguy

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Feb 11, 2003
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Stridder44 said:
Virus protection? Useful perhaps, what with all the viruses on Macs now-a-days.
I sense a little sarcasm... :rolleyes:

It's been worthwhile for me, as I have never had ANY outages on my web pages... There's only one feature that I'd really like Apple to add, and that's the ability to use your own domain name, instead of having 'homepage.mac.com/username,' or, worse, 'web.mac.com/username/iWeb/etc. etc. etc.' --> Nobody can ever memorize these URL's. And I have to pay $10 a year to get a Yahoo Domain referrer.
 
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B2O

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May 15, 2005
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Main Picture Photoshopped

Has anyone had a close look at the main picture on Apple's preview page? The sender of the email in the top pane is 'Katie Lorenzo' but in the preview pane her name is 'Amy Lorenzo'. Also, the delivery time is out by almost an hour.

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