So, my MobileMe Box has arrived, wonder if open it or not

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Dias, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Dias macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2007
    Hi guys

    So, my MobileMe order has arrived but I'm actually unsure what to do with my activation code at this point: use it or sell it. When I placed my order I was very confident in Apple to solve all initial (I guess understandable) issues, I was...
    Can you help me with this questions so I can decide what to do? Thanks in advance:

    1) Mail somehow works, Calendar doesn't, Contacts works quite well. Is there any chance that performance will get better if I activate my membership? Any kind of priority for users who pay?

    2) Anybody who managed to get Gmail emails using Preferences--Other--"External Account" function? I can forward email from Gmail to ME but it's undesirable since ME doesn't support server-side filtering (at least "External Account" give you an option to select a folder).

    3) Can somebody briefly explain how "Aliases" works? If I create an Alias, can I select a folder where all "myalias" emails will go? Can I create a new password for an Alias?

    4) This is for experienced .Mac users: how about long-term Reliability? Did you ever lost an email because of .Mac issues/maintenance? I mean, if WebApp Gui is down for few days who cares as long as I can receive my email using pop/imap. Pop/Imap works always, right?

    Thanks again
  2. umgolfer macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2004
    As for reliability I can say in the 2 years I've used .Mac, I've not lost any emails (at least that I know of...). Any real important emails I usually copy to a local folder in Mail though as a safety backup. I've been happy personally with .Mac
  3. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    I haven't lost anything either, but performance and reliability are another matter. My .mac account has been unusable for 1-3 days at a time during the last 2 months, and Apple always says everything is fully operational. I was already considering not renewing my family pack. but MobileMe has just about made up my mind - it's the WORST experience I have had in quite some time. Yes I do expect things to improve with time, but how much time is anyone's guess. If they had just left .mac alone until the MM issues were ironed out it would certainly have been better. unless things change a lot in the next 28 days I will NOT be renewing!
  4. bigez macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    one ?

    This is probably a dumb question, but I'm asking anyway:

    What comes in the MobileMe shipment that's different from what you get when you download iTunes 7.7? Anything?
  5. dchao macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2008
    iTune 7.7 is a system requirement for MobileMe to work

    System Requirements for MobileMe:

    Compatible device: Mac, PC, iPhone, or iPod touch
    For Mac: Mac OS X v10.4.11, the latest version of Mac OS X Leopard; Safari 3, Firefox 2, or later
    For PC: Windows Vista or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP2) or later; Internet Explorer 7*, Safari 3, Firefox 2, or later; Microsoft Outlook 2003 or later recommended
    For iPhone and iPod touch: 2.0 software

    iTunes 7.7 or later (free download from
    Internet access with compatible ISP (broadband required for web applications); fees may apply.
    Some features require Mac OS X v10.5 and iLife ’08
  6. benmrii macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2007
    I've used .Mac since its inception. There will be hours every now and again when you can't access your email, but I've never lost any email.

    Skipping the rest of the questions, here is the simple answer: you can get a free 60 day trial. Why not keep the box sealed, run through the trial until you have made a decision on whether or not you want to keep it or return it, then make the decision. Inside the box is just a code that you enter in to activate the account. Go free and then use or return.
  7. Dias thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2007
    Hello everybody, thank you very much for your replies about reliability of the service.

    I'd like to know more about service itself (first 3 questions), even 2 cents are welcome. :)
  8. Diaresi macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    1. All 3 now work for me great, although it frequently happens that if I delete/move an email in it seems to take a strangely long time for it to go out of my inbox on the web interface :confused:

    2. Make sure you've followed this on Gmail :)

    3. An alias is just an address that goes straight into your current inbox. For example you could create for anything you're untrusting of. If you start getting spam through then just delete that and set up another one. As for folders since the web interface doesn't support filtering of emails into folders you would probably have to set it up in

    I signed up for .Mac a couple of months ago, was going to cancel (they have a current status table!? What?! When has Gmail ever been down?) but thought i'd leave it until i'd seen MobileMe...what i've seen and used is making me want to cancel again.
  9. Dias thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2007
    Hi, thank you very much for your info. :)

    My POP/IMAP on Gmail are working great with Outlook or you_name_it email client, but still no luck with MobileMe. At this point I guess it's because of not fully functional MobileMe service. Oh wait, WebMail doesn't work no more...

    I guess I should hope in some kind of performance miracle because I really Love Web interface (I access my email very often using a web client, so MobileMe would be a winner for me, if it worked...).

    Quick question: Is autologin supposed to work? Every time I open a browser I have to insert my user/passwd, even if "remember me for 2 weeks" option is on. :confused:
  10. benmrii macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2007
    I'd imagine it is supposed to, but it's one of several features that hasn't worked for me since the service went live.
  11. macDonalds macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2007
    Get rid of it.

    Setup Gmail with IMAP settings and just manually sync everything through iTunes. It's not worth the frustration.

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