Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Peyton, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Peyton macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Hey, I really want to get a .mac account but its a daunting task to consolidate all 8, count 'em 8 emails into one. AOL, college, hotmail, yadda yadda yadda. AOL gives me unlimited space, one gb sounds ridiculous because an iWeb movie or music will wipe that out quick, especially with all the emails I save.

    Does anyone know of when they will update that? I have searched this site high and low but .Mac searches gives me everything with the word mac in it.

    Would it be worth it? I graduate college in May so I that thinking that would be a good time to get a fresh start with the email. The .mac site is uncharacteristically unhelpful in persuading me so what do you think? Are you a member? Anyone with bad experience? I think if they'd up the space I would switch this minute.

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I am a member but not for the email. I joined for the ability to easily sync my two Macs over the 'net. I keep my email (and forward my other accounts) on .Mac simply because of ease-of-use however it offers nothing special over other email services.

    In other words, get it for the other services (syncing and integration with iLife) rather than email. :)
  3. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    If you have more than one Mac and want to synch Safari Bookmarks, AddressBook and iCal, I use this method.

    It's clunky, but it works for me.
  4. DerChef macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    There have been many threads on here about the merits of .Mac.

    My personal 2 cents are if you have broadband/DSL it is worth considering if not it is an bug ridden waste of money.

    Good points IMAP mail server and close integration with Mac apps.

    Bad Points, Data transfer is so slow and searching in the online apps like mail is not up to Mac standards, syncing is still hit and miss.

    I wont be renewing
  5. Damien macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2004
    I hate the online interface for .mac, I really hope that changes soon and they have a more consistant appearance
  6. annk Administrator


    Staff Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    For me, the ease of keychain and address book back-up and iCal publishing, as well as sharing pics and movies with family, is what makes a .mac membership worthwhile. For those tasks, I don´t need more space than .mac offers. Gmail is a better solution for mail than .mac, IMO.

    I also figure Apple is going to continue to improve .mac and find new ways to integrate it with their apps. I like to try things out as they pop up :p
  7. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Yeah I've only had .Mac for a little while, and other than the iWeb features, I do enjoy the Syncing between my iBook and iMac. iDisk is nice to have but can be painfully slow for me at times, but that might be the horrible wireless they have here in this apartment complex. I do like having the mac.com email address though. I feel like it has just a little more prestege than does gmail (just barely), but I am yet to give my mac.com email address out yet because I don't fully know I'll be a long-term .Mac user.

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