no more "email only" option

iH8Quark

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Converting your .Mac trial account to an email-only account

IMPORTANT: If you want to convert your .Mac trial account to an email-only account, you cannot do this directly. You must have a full .Mac member, who has purchased an additional email-only account, include your converted account as part of their membership. Once your trial account has been converted, all your data files (except for your email messages) will be removed from Apple's servers. Other .Mac services, such as iDisk, HomePage, Backup, and Virex, are not accessible to email-only accounts.

To convert someone else's trial account to email-only, you must be a full .Mac member who has purchased an additional email-only account. Go to www.mac.com, click Account in the .Mac menu bar, then click the Email Account Management button. Enter the member name and password of the trial account you want to convert, then click Convert.

Print the email-only account information for future reference, then click Continue
Look. Apple changed their info on email only accounts. :rolleyes:
 

ShaolinMiddleFinger

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55 more days till Doomsday....DAMN APPLE! Oh well, they're gonna give me a new battery for my iBook so I guess all is fair...
 

ponyboy

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Re: no more "email only" option

Originally posted by iH8Quark


Look Apple changed their info on email only accounts. :rolleyes:
yawn... they changed that like two days after the keynote, and I dont know about you people but I definatly would not want to rely on a third party just to have a .mac address especially one solicited over the internet. I dont know the specifics but does the .mac owner have acsess to email accounts under his/her account name. And how do you know your sponsor is going to pay his bill in the future? And if they dont I garauntee you wont get 75 days notice. Doesnt sound like a good idea to me this whole skeem was designed for members of the same family and beyond that there are no garauntees.
 

Nipsy

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There WAS NEVER A FREE/$10 E-MAIL only option.

Someone read the page describing adding an e-mail only account to a .mac (still hate the name) paid account, but neglected to read the preceding and following pages.

Then a bunch of rumor site made such a stir over this blithering idiot's failure to read the whole instruction set, than news sites thought it was fact.

Apple has had to rework the wording for the lowest common denominator.

I'll paraphrase the way the pages looked minutes after they went live:
Page 1 - Explains .mac (what kind of moron starts a product name with a period?)
Pages 2 - Explains setting up a paid .mac (get the gist that I hate this name more than the fees?) account
Page 3 - Explains additional e-mail addresses which can be added to the PAID .mac account (the page in question).
Page 4 - Explains how to PAY and convert your account (with or without additional addresses).

This whole fiasco is regarding an offer which NEVER existed as portrayed. The offer is desgined for families and such to have distinct e-mail addys tied to one .mac (Where does http://mac.mac go?) account.

I still hope Apple relents, but who knows.
 

ponyboy

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Originally posted by Nipsy
There WAS NEVER A FREE/$10 E-MAIL only option.
I think you are wrong... for about a day after the keynote on .mac help exactly where the qoute at the begining of this thread is it stated that you could convert your trial .mac account (everyones itools acount was converted to a trial .mac account ) to a free email only account and then gave instructions on how to do this only the buttons it said to push never materialized and then the day after I read it I went back again to try and the instructions had been changed to what was quoted. I saw this and explored it in depth this is no UFO sighting and I remember that the original quote was posted on these boards but I saw it so i'm not going to bother tracking it down.
 

Nipsy

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Originally posted by ponyboy


I think you are wrong... for about a day after the keynote on .mac help exactly where the qoute at the begining of this thread is it stated that you could convert your trial .mac account (everyones itools acount was converted to a trial .mac account ) to a free email only account and then gave instructions on how to do this only the buttons it said to push never materialized and then the day after I read it I went back again to try and the instructions had been changed to what was quoted. I saw this and explored it in depth this is no UFO sighting and I remember that the original quote was posted on these boards but I saw it so i'm not going to bother tracking it down.
No, I'm not wrong. I could see how you'd think that may have been the case, if you only saw the one page, however, if you followed links into the page, it was a pop up help window. It had topical navigation on the left, and sub topic explanations on the right.

Someone found this page, and sent the URL everywhere, however without the correct context the page was invalid.

I watched this whole thing VERY closely. It was only 'FREE' if you didn't read the previous page which explained the cost. By itself, the page may have been misleading, but I can't be the only one who asked 'How do I navigate to that page?' and then saw all the contrary information invalidating it...

Also, the buttons only appeared to those with .mac subscriptions, so unless you signed up, you wouldn't see them.
 

ponyboy

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Jan 27, 2002
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Originally posted by Nipsy


No, I'm not wrong. I could see how you'd think that may have been the case, if you only saw the one page, however, if you followed links into the page, it was a pop up help window. It had topical navigation on the left, and sub topic explanations on the right.

Someone found this page, and sent the URL everywhere, however without the correct context the page was invalid.

I watched this whole thing VERY closely. It was only 'FREE' if you didn't read the previous page which explained the cost. By itself, the page may have been misleading, but I can't be the only one who asked 'How do I navigate to that page?' and then saw all the contrary information invalidating it...

Also, the buttons only appeared to those with .mac subscriptions, so unless you signed up, you wouldn't see them.
I still dont think I am wrong, attached is the current help window:


Now i wish I would have made a screen capture of the ORIGINAL message, that IMPORTANT section never existed and the rest of the text read how to convert YOUR TRIAL ACCOUNT to an EMAIL ONLY ACCOUNT. Period. not someone elses account, but YOUR TRIAL ACCOUNT. By the way I found this link before ever coming to the MR boards, right after the keynote, and only after I saw all the complaining did I go back to copy the page because I thought everyone was missing something, and walaah the text had been changed. What is attached is the second version and either apple changed their minds or the original was written so poorly that it lead people like myself to misunderstand my impression is option A. Look at the title of the help window coverting your .mac trial account to an email only account it doesnt make any sense and the headings to the right as well, there is another heading about how to add additional email accounts and this one. Now all of this is moot anyway an I could really care less I dont need an email account, all this has done is encourage me to get out there and register that domain name i've wanted and get my own email. So if I was mislead I was mislead by apple but I dont even care their computers still rock.
 

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