What's up with .mac today?

Squonk

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I've been trying to connect for about the last 30 minutes and it's out to lunch aparently. Are they upgrading it today? :eek: [wishful thinking....] :D
 

GilGrissom

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Hmmm ye. Mail.app appears to still pick up email from my dotMac account, but I cannot access even www.mac.com at the moment!

There is a new dotMac Webmail coming, if you saw the previews, maybe its today?!

[UPDATE!!] The Gateway error page I get at www.mac.com has been replaced with the friendly "TEMPORARY UNAVAILABLE" page, stating:

Mac.com said:
.Mac will be back shortly.
The .Mac service you are looking for is temporarily unavailable while we perform scheduled maintenance. .Mac services are available 24/7 with the exception of short maintenance periods such as this. Currently we are at work to provide you with an even better .Mac experience. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back shortly.
 

Squonk

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Gil_Grissom said:
Hmmm ye. Mail.app appears to still pick up email from my dotMac account, but I cannot access even www.mac.com at the moment!

There is a new dotMac Webmail coming, if you saw the previews, maybe its today?!
Good to know what the domain is alive and just the web server is offline. I did see the preview and it looks cool to me! And it is due for some improvements to keep up with the *cough* free *cough* competition.

I suspect that if they were updating, they'd do it during the wee hours of the morning to be seemless to us users - not an unannounced outage during the day. Oh I know, back-ho Bob took out the fiber again... :D
 

Peace

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Squonk said:
Good to know what the domain is alive and just the web server is offline. I did see the preview and it looks cool to me! And it is due for some improvements to keep up with the *cough* free *cough* competition.

I suspect that if they were updating, they'd do it during the wee hours of the morning to be seemless to us users - not an unannounced outage during the day. Oh I know, back-ho Bob took out the fiber again... :D
I disagree..Doing it at this time gives maximum exposure to .Mac..
 

Squonk

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Peace said:
I disagree..Doing it at this time gives maximum exposure to .Mac..
I see your point. It just seems kinda a silly way to rollout an upgrade with an outage. Here's hoping for a new and improved .mac on the other side... :)
 

Peace

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It's a lot like when the Apple store goes down in the morning of a new update.

So it is with .Mac..I think.


[edit] nevermind..Seems it's back up with nothing new. [/edit]
 

GilGrissom

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Works fine for me - no changes, tho.
It was still down for me when I read your post...left it a bit and its now back up...same here, no changes, though it is really really slow, plus the usual text on the webmail login screen about getting a trial account is gone...its just white space (again, could be a slow loading thing still). Still have a feeling tomorrow some time the new version will suddenly appear! Maybe they were just doing some much needed tweaking now??
 

ijimk

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i keep timing out on it as well. SO i am clueless on what they are doing. Maybe it is that revamped webmail thing they promised. :cool:
 

slackersonly

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Looks like a legit .mac mail issue or maybe one popping up during an update:

Announcement: Repeated prompts for password or server timeout dialog?
Posted By: DotMac Moderator
Created in: Forum: .Mac Email On Your Desktop
Posted: Oct 6, 2006 2:33 PM

We are aware of an issue that can cause an unrequested dialog box to be seen when checking for new messages using an email application such as Mac OS X Mail. This dialog can consist of either a request for the account password or a message informing you that the connection to the mail server has timed out.

Workaround:
Should you be presented with either of these messages, click the Cancel button which will place your account into offline mode. Then take the account online again by either selecting Go Online from the Mailbox menu or by clicking the lightning bolt icon displayed to the right of the affected account's Inbox folder icon in your mailbox list. This should make your account active again.

If the previous steps do not restore access to your mail, quit and reopen Mail. We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this.

Sincerely,

The .Mac Team
 

OdduWon

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do you think this could be from the transition to the intel server os with the xserve release due any tuesday now?