Why Should I Continue W/ .Mac?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by dxp4acu, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. dxp4acu macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2002
    As the year is running out on those of us who got .Mac last Sept./Oct., Apple has informed us that our credit cards will be billed Oct. 15 for $100.

    I have been using this service for the last year, and my wife and I were wondering what others thought of it, and if we should continue our subscription. It has been good to post my pictures on (see signature. cheap plug! :)) as well as an email account. It has been very good, not necessarily great.

    Any thoughts?
  2. homeshire macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2002
    Ohio, looking toward Germany
    i'm asking the same question. i'm gonna renew, but probably only inertia explains it. :rolleyes:
  3. manzanita macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2003
    It would be a lot cheaper to get your own domain and have it hosted on a cheap web host - that's what I did when Apple started charging. You wouldn't have the nice upload features, photo galleries, etc., but you would have a lot more control, have multiple email addresses, 10x as much space at least, run PHP/MySQL if that's your bill ... for half as much as you're paying Apple for *one* email address. I have a web host who I really like -- I'm not sure if I'm allowed to advertise their name here, but PM me if you want to know.
  4. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020


    If you find a $100 on the street, consider renewing. Even then, I'd think about 4 cases of good beer instead...
  5. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    yeah or get a domain for the website stuff and the email....i like that much better because you have less integration and more control

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