new to mac, would like some help!!!!! please

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by joeysteel, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. joeysteel macrumors newbie


    Mar 5, 2008
    hello, one i am new to mac forums, so take it easy on me.....

    two, i want to know how i set up my imail on my imac... i have only had an imac for a couple months and am still having trouble and learning new things... do i need a mac account to use imail or can i connect one of my existing other e-mail accounts to it.

    three, what are some good programs to have on your mac,,,,so i can personalise it and enjoy it

    finally, torrents what are people opinons and how do you use them

    thank you
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    Its, not "imail" :), no, you do NOT need a .mac account to use

    Torrents, most people would recommend "transmission". I heard uTorrent for mac is under development.

    #3, depends on what do you want to do...

    Welcome to MR.
  3. thunderclap macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2003
    iMail? Are you talking the e-mail account that comes with .Mac? If so then you need to pay an annual fee for the .Mac account. If you mean Mail (the software that comes with OS X) then you can set that up to work with your ISP e-mail account such as Comcast, Charter, Verizon, etc. It won't work, as far as I know, with gMail, Hotmail or other web-based e-mail programs though.

    I like Adium over iChat if you're into IMing. There is a good program called SmartReporter that monitors the health of your hard drives. Plaxo is good if you have multiple e-mail accounts and want access to your address book and calendar from any computer with web access.

    Not touching this one. :)
  4. mikky05v macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2008
    for mail it's best to get a gmail account...
    leopard will automatically set it up for you once you've registered
  5. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    1) Welcome!

    2) Apple Mail works with any POP3 or IMAP email. Just open up the program then open up the Preferences under Mail->Preferences.

    3) Many people use Candybar to customize icons on they system. Use Adium for all IM.

    4) There are many bittorrent clients for Mac. I use Tomato Torrent, but many others are available.

    If you are looking for software, check out and search for info.

  6. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    Not true. You can use any email that supports POP3 and/or IMAP and gmail and the like definitely support these. Gmail support both for free. I know because I used to use Gmail with POP3 and now I use IMAP.

    As for other programs, I recommend Handbrake as a useful tool to convert DVDs to mp4 so you can watch video in iTunes and an iPod/iPhone.
  7. RainForRent macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2006
    Greenville, SC
    Everyone else has answered most of your questions,
    so I'll add my 2 cents as well.
    As for software, this ought to get you in the right direction.
    I send all my switcher friends here.
  8. joeysteel thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 5, 2008
    thank you

    :):):), i never knew that this forum thing works like well i mean.....thank u all for your replies......

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