Question about web and email on MobileMe

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  1. :Rob: macrumors member

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    I have been using MM since last year but only for email, photo gallery, back up ...
    I have a question about the service but cannot find the answer. Hope some one can help :)

    I have a website for business, lets say "www.mydomain.com" and another service that handles emails with several addresses: "firstname.lastname@mydomain.com" for different users in the company.

    My question is: can my website and emails be hosted on MM while maintaining the identical site address and the same email address?

    Let me explain it better would it be possible, using MM, to reach the site by typing the same http address ("www.mydomain.com") and have emails with the same outgoing email address ("firstname.lastname@mydomain.com") even if they are hosted on Apple server. Of course each employee will have his personal MM account and manage is own "firstname.lastname@mydomain.com"

    Would this be possible? Should I contact Apple to do something like this or is something I can do by myself?

    Thanks,
     
  2. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    I know you can host the site at MM so long as the domain is registered already and the site will be www.mydomain.com with no mention of Apple or MM. Not sure about the emails however, that is a really good question, my guess is yes since the emails are usually managed by the server hosting the site.
     
  3. :Rob: thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for your reply. Do you have any idea what I should do to host my site on MM? Is there a walk through somewhere I can read from?
     
  4. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Sign on to MM via your browser, go to "account" via the drop down menu on the upper right, below your name and enter your password again. On the left side there is a menu, one of them will say "Personal Domain" click that and then follow the on screen prompts and directions for redirecting your domain to the MM host.
     
  5. :Rob: thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the link.
    As far as I understand I need to keep my external email service. I can only use MM as a bucket to receive and send email. I cannot just set up MM in order to use my "firstname.lastname@mydomain.com" and stop paying additional fees.
    Am I right?
    Thanks again,
     
  6. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    I believe that is the case, unfortunately :(
     
  7. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    You can use Google Apps' free version, if you are not against of Google's policies. It is free and you can generate up to 50 email addresses with your domain. Then you can set up a forwarding to Mobile Me.
     
  8. :Rob: thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh I didn't know that, thanks. Sorry if I look dumb but do you mean I can keep my "firstname.lastname@mydomain.com" address and not having gmail.com and no ads anywhere? How do I do that?
     
  9. ufkdo macrumors 6502

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    Yes you can. It will be a gmail service, but not @gmail.com. I will tell you briefly:

    1. Visit that site: http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html
    2. Click get started
    3. Fill the forms, etc.

    After completing all these, you will see a lot of instructions when you sign in to Google Apps. What you need to do is configure your domain's MX servers to Google's servers. (Host of your website should handle the MX server, I don't know if Mobile Me gives an opportunity to change them)

    If you do everything correctly, when you sing in to Gmail with username "firstname.lastname@mydomain.com" and your password, you will see familiar Gmail interface. You can set up forwarding to your mobile me account from settings.

    I hope these will help you, please feel free to ask any other question. I will answer if I can :)
     
  10. :Rob: thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much. I'll let you know if I have other question. :)
     

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