MobileMe email only option??

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  1. jamin100 macrumors 6502

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    Hi Guys,

    I purchased a mobile me subscription back in August last year. I mainly brought it for the syncing between my Iphone3g / macbook and mobile me.

    I also use my me.com email as my only email address. Now, i've sold my iphone so dont need the sync capability between my devices.

    I dont need the Idisk space either.

    When I need to renew my seuscription is there an email only option which is cheaper than the £60 a year??

    I've looked into gmail, yahoo etc but all the good emails are gone. I basically want myname or my.name @domain.com not interested in my.name4564@domain.com
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    No. Mobile Me is all or nothing, you do not get to choose your services.
     
  3. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried adding your middle initial to the mix? or lastnamefirstname or something a little less obvious? Surely there's a way to get your name in there without a string of meaningless numbers afterward...

    Also, Gmail doesn't recognize the difference between name.name@gmail.com and namename@gmail.com, so adding the dot isn't going to help your search.
     
  4. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    The email was free many years ago and still should be that way.
     
  5. jamin100 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I dont have a middle name :(

    I've tried all combinations i can think of.

    The only thing that has com close is mail.initialname - not perfect but the best i could secure.
     
  6. yuanmoons macrumors 6502

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    If its about cost then if you check on ebay now or nearer the time your sub ends you might find a cheap deal.

    I have a family pack which is £89pa from Apple but i got a renewal pack for £40 on ebay - a Sealed Apple pack, albeit in old .Mac packaging. I brought two packs so got 2 years for under the price one. I think a single user renewal was going for £25 i think so big saving.

    Since you're on MobileMe why change? You'll always have that disk space available, aliases, your bookmarks & address book in the cloud & web. And Apple should improve the service over time and you might move back to an iphone etc.

    I dont see myself moving from MobileMe. Its such a nice no brainer having everything ready and built into one price & process. No need setup up individual services etc. Its not perfect but iDisk is great for off-site encrypted backups - this space alone is invaluable - but i use all bits of the service. The only thing is that i spent $25 on ForkLift application which makes using iDisk really easy - brilliant app. Using iDisk via finder or web is not good enough - yet. Anyway....

    I just looked on ebay and there is a £35 deal but you'd have to ask what is being sold as it doesnt look like the retail pack.
     
  7. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    Have you thought about buying your own domain name? that way you should be able to get the address that you want. I have done this and then use it through gmail apps. The interface is just like gmail and it is free.:) The cost of a domain name is usually around $10 a year depending on what you get.
     
  8. jamin100 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    can you explain what gmail apps are please?
    never heard of them . .
     
  9. jamin100 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Macgrl & Broadcastdoc.

    I've now registered a domain and use the standard google apps version (which is free) so all in all i'm getting my email served to me through google for around £7 a year which is the cost of my domain name.

    With the saving i'm making over the mobileme account i'm going to purchase a Dropbox subscription when i'm due for renewal.

    Cheers
     
  10. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    No problem at all, and the good thing about the google apps is that you can use the calendar they provide too.:)
     

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