*Spitting mad at .Mac*

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by arkitect, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. arkitect macrumors 601

    arkitect

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    What in gods name is up with this crappy service?

    More to the point… why do I keep renewing my subscription to it? :eek:

    I made some archives of my Mail folders… so would like to keep a back-up and use some of my 10Gig .Mac space (Wahaaay!!!:rolleyes::rolleyes:) Not huge folders — 200MB total.

    So the whole day I have been trying to transfer a few folders… message says:
    Transfering 64.5MB etc etc… then "closing file" and it hangs… for hours… I can see with Activity Monitor that 0KB/s is being uploaded. When you cancel the transfer Finder becomes completely unresponsive. *sigh*

    .Mac has always been sloooow as treacle, but this is beyond acceptable use. :mad:
    What a waste of time and money — or is it just in the UK and Europe that we are provided with an unusable service?

    My advice to anyone thinking of getting .Mac? Don't!
     
  2. NAG macrumors 68030

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    This is a problem with how 10.4 handles webdav. It is improved in 10.5.
     
  3. arkitect thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks. :) But I am using 10.5.1… *sigh* :(:(

    I guess Improved is not the same as Fixed…
     
  4. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    I am sorry you have so much trouble with your .Mac. I love my service. Please understand that I am not trivializing your concerns, I just want people to know that there are also those of us who are very satisfied. I have been using .Mac since 2000.:)
     
  5. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Hm, weird. The update improved the hang on "closing" thing for me. What connection are you using?
     
  6. arkitect thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yup. I joined in 2000 as well…

    But the .Mac service in the USA is vastly superior to that dished out to the rest of us outside. :(
     
  7. arkitect thread starter macrumors 601

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    20MB VirginMedia…

    Everything else works fine… uploading the *same* set of folders to my own domain's server took 30 minutes — and no problems.

    So if GoDaddy.com can do this surely Apple can? :rolleyes::rolleyes::confused::confused:
     
  8. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    I learned something today, I honestly didn't know there were any differences...

    That is silly, the service ought to be the same everywhere.
     
  9. arkitect thread starter macrumors 601

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    How right you are: It ought to be the same. It costs us the same money (if not more)… :mad:

    Anyway! Sorry for ranting like this… :eek::eek: but sometimes you have to wonder about Apple Inc.
     
  10. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    I've had .mac twice in the past few years and found it horrible and cancelled within the first month both times.

    One tip you might want to try is to use a program such as Transmit to upload to your iDisk instead of Finder. It is much more reliable and speedy.
     
  11. arkitect thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the tip. :) I will try that.

    What is frustrating though is Apple leads everyone to believe that "it all just works"

    Sometimes I really have to stop drinking so much of that damn KoolAid… :p
     
  12. kangorillas macrumors newbie

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    .mac is such a waste of money. They have no customer support and nothing ****ing works.
     
  13. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    I am guilty of that myself, from time to time:p
     
  14. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I'm still waiting on those exclusive dotmac widgets for 10.4 that they promised. Whoops. Unfortunately, it is still the easiest service to sync multiple macs.
     
  15. arkitect thread starter macrumors 601

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    Remember those? :p Oh, pity the gullible and easily-led. :eek:

    I can only imagine what a horror it must be trying out the "Back to My Mac" service must be…

    Has anyone even tried that?
     
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