MobileMe Email

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Roy Hobbs, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    On my Mac I have several email account set up in Mail. With MobileMe Mail receives a new message and it is pushed to the iPhone and MobileMe webste.

    Is it crazy to think that ANY account set up in Mail will work this way or just .me and .mac addresses??
     
  2. kdog1176 macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    I would think just your .mac or .me email.
     
  3. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    After watching the video Apple posted again, they just refer to "your email" is pushed.

    In theory it would seem that any new message would get pushed. If so MobileMe would be well worth the $99 per year.
     
  4. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    MobileMe is a service Apple is providing, it is probably an Exchange server on the backend for the e-mail and a bunch of webdav folders for the shared workspace.
    it has nothing to do with the e-mail client you are using to view the mail. you could have mail from other accounts sync'ed up if you forwarded all the mail to the mobileme account, otherwise unless the servers for the other account support it, its not sync'ing anywhere
     
  5. HSquared macrumors newbie

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    MobileMe is so overpriced for something that you can do for free anyway. In the case of the email, it'll work with any sort of email, more or less. Not just .mac addresses and @me.com addresses.
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Only stuff that goes through .me will get pushed out to the iPhone. Stuff that is on your local Mac Mail will never go to the .me server so isn't available to be pushed out.

    Simple answer: forward all your mail to .me.
     
  7. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    Overpriced....FOR YOUR PURPOSES. It has many additional features that are well worth the money for those of us who value the integration with other iLife programs, multiple devices, outlook, etc. This has been explained at great length. Whether or not the value is there for someone depends on how that person would use it and their personal situation. To me it is huge and I can't wait. I already find .mac to be worth it.
     
  8. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    definately agree about the pricing, but i have to hand it to Apple, they don't reinvent the wheel, they just repackage it and sell it to people as something new and innovative, and they are successful at doing that
     
  9. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    How can I freely push my email? I've tried mail2web, but is really sucks.
     
  10. Bosox3 macrumors regular

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    for the people that complain about the $$..you can just as easy find it cheaper online.
    then again..people would complain about the service even if it was $5.
     
  11. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    they do a nice job of pulling some of this stuff together in a way that is fully integrated and less kludgy than other options. Some of us like to just drag our photos in iPhoto to a folder and poof...web gallery. Instantaneously linked to relatives and to my AppleTV. Add to that the ability to do the same from the iPhone with MobileMe. 20GB storage. Decent email product. syncing devices via push across different platforms, including ability to align windows outlook to iphone, mac computers for calendar, mail, contacts. iDisk. All executed elegantly. For a $100 a year? works for me. Not that other solutions aren't also good, but to me.. this optimizes the value of being on a Mac in the first place.

    If i was an exclusively PC user who owns an iPhone? nah, I wouldn't use MobileMe. granted i would shoot myself for being exclusively a PC user.
     
  12. The General macrumors 601

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    Nope, just the MobileMe email account.
     
  13. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    let's not turn this into a PC vs. Mac discussion, because it isn't, MobileMe doesn't depend on a platform, it is simply hosted services Apple is providing nothing more and nothing less
     
  14. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    wait a minute wait a minute you mean to tell me if I buy this mobile me I can't hook up my 2 @yahoo accounts to it? If not then its useless to me. I have 2 email address that I check all day and if I buy mobile me I'll have a total of 3 email addresses I need to check every day all day? WTF. Or what will I have to go to every web site and forum and my banks cell company ebay paypal to change my address on each site it a new .me address mobiles gives me.......cmon I have had one of these email adds since 1997 I do want moblie me but if I cant get my current email accounts to be pushed threw mobile me I'm out.
     
  15. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You can still get them in pull mode, but not push mode, unless yahoo start supporting that. You could simply forward your yahoo accounts to mobileme.
     
  16. tritonj macrumors 6502a

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    you could forward all the yahoo mail to go to mobileme. mobileme is just imap, so it isn't going to do much for you outside of that specific account

     
  17. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn't, that was just a joke, however I do believe that it achieves its greatest value when using iLife on a Mac and AppleTV and iPhone, etc. Though in addition, one of its great benefits is pulling together multi-platform people like myself. Allows me to be mostly Apple, but use Outlook at work, but never have to sync to my work PC. My only point is that if I was a pure PC user, I just don't think the benefit would be worth it. I would probably just go with google or something. To me it is an Apple optimizing product that crosses platform to allow a cohesive multi platform life.
     
  18. tallyho macrumors 6502a

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    Can you set up the web galleries from Windows?
     
  19. rtmadden macrumors regular

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    I've used 1&1 Internet for my MS Exchange services. It's only about $21/3 months and I've been fairly happy with it. I'm honestly thinking about just picking up MobileMe and forgetting the whole MS deal.
     
  20. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    what does pull email mean? Man I want it to work just like the demo.....and I'm not sure if you could forward yahoo email....correct me if I'm wrong
     
  21. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think so. Web galleries are integrated with iPhoto. .Mac options are available in drop down menus and icons throughout iLife programs. That is my point as to how it is an integrated product as opposed to merely a hosting add-on that any number of products can provide.
     
  22. TonyHoyle macrumors 6502a

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    Push - the server notifies you of new email when it arrives. This is theoretically instant (in practice it's not, due to processing delays, but it's fairly fast). The disadvantage is you need to keep an open connection to the server, which drains battery.
    Pull - You ask the server periodically if there's any new email. This introduces a maximum delay of the polling period. If you only ask every 15 minutes for example you can introduce a 14 minute delay.
     
  23. Locoboof macrumors 65816

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    well if you go to apple.com and click on buy mobile me it says free shipping available wich means there is some sort of software install.....maybe its just for pc's so we could do the gallery stuff and everything els just like you mac guys.....

    Also thank you for answering my push and pull question, but if it dosent work just like the keynote with my @yahoo account and @ sbcglobal.net account I'm not buying this as much as I would like to
     
  24. txr0ckabilly macrumors 6502

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    i don't think that's entirely correct.

    yes it is built for cohesiveness with iphoto and the mac, in that you can drag and drop from iphoto and web galleries but if you watch the entire .me introduction and read up on it a bit more, you'll see they are all web tools.

    "it's like having a new desktop, and we hope it becomes that, but it's all on the web." (quoted loosely but i think that is directed at the pc users)
     
  25. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Perhaps, but I'll take an app running at full speed on my iMac over a web app any day. And that's the point, I think - Apple is trying to market MobileMe to Windows users as well as Mac users, and if you're talking about web + (psuedo)Exchange hosting for about $100 a year, you could do a lot better (and you could do worse) - it's definitely not a spectacular deal. But for Mac users, we get all the same features PLUS tight integration with the entire suite of iLife apps, which come for free with our computers. ;)
     

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