Should I stay with gmail or get mobileme?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by deriko100, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. deriko100 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2008
    New York
  2. atluten macrumors 6502

    Mar 24, 2008
    I would recommend staying with Gmail, as it's a free service. Unless you really need the push and sync services provided by MobileMe, you would probably be better off using Gmail.
  3. deriko100 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2008
    New York
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Gmail has always worked for me all the time. I'm not sure about MobileMe, but mine breaks a lot.
  5. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    stick to Gmail if you want to RELIABLY send and receive emails. Doesn't make sense to move from a working FREE service to a non working service you have to pay for.

    The only reason I use Mobile Me is because I've been a .Mac user for the last 3-4 years and need to keep my email address.
  6. nhyde macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2008
    I am using MobileMe instead of GMail for the only reason of the calendar. My wife and I have busy schedules and being able to have a calendar synced to our iPods, and viewable in a web browser at work is extremely nice.
  7. TLewis macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2007
    left coast, US
    Why not both? You get the reliability and power of gmail, plus push contacts and calendars (and, with the right clients, you can backup your contacts/calendars). You can also use push email to notify you of important/urgent gmail. See the previous discussion here:
  8. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    MobileMe if you want Push Email, OTA Sync of Calendar and Contacts. If not, then it does not matter.
  9. plinkoman macrumors 65816


    Jul 2, 2003
    New York
    If you decide to use MobileMe, there's no reason to stop using gmail; it's always a good idea to have multiple email accounts so your personal/business account doesn't fill up with commercial stuff.

    You just have to decide if it is worth it for you to have the services of MobileMe.
  10. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I'd wait until January before looking into MobileMe again - Steve said that they are aiming to have this 'a service to be proud of' by the end of the year, and I'm sure they'll make some sort of announcement at MWSF.
  11. dam0dred macrumors regular


    Dec 30, 2007
    I've been so disappointed with MobileMe thus far. It holds promise but it's buggy and the web interface is painfully sluggish, especially compared to Google's services.

    My membership runs out in a few days, I'm not renewing. Stick with Gmail until Apple gets it's act together.
  12. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    I think you really need to use several parts of the service to justify the fee.

    I have no intention of using the e-mail service, but I will use iDisk quite a lot and I'm syncing my bookmarks, contacts and calendars between different computers (which on paper works great for me as I switch computers a lot) and my iPod touch.

    I don't think the e-mail is anything to write home about!
  13. Cherimoya macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2008
    I would forget Mobile Me

    I'm right now trying to send an email with 15MB of attachments using the Web interface (the limit is 20MB) and the green bar has been creeping along for about twenty minutes and is not even half way.

    I have a 768 Kb/s uplink so it should have finished ages ago

    It's a long way from being even usable let alone something to be proud of. :(

    Update: Gave up and used GMail - it sent it in less than four minutes. 'Nuff Said
  14. profetto macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2008
    I made the switch. I was a .Mac user, but I never used the email, so I decided to use the MobileMe email instead of Gmail for the ability to get push email.

    Funny thing is, Cal and Contacts push nicely, but the push email from MobileMe is quite rocky, more rockier than rocky road ice-cream.

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