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  1. iWoz macrumors 6502a

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    Can you still pick up an email address which is @mac as opposed to @me?

    Or has this completely been discontinued?
     
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    If you have a .Mac box, yes I think you can still do that. Otherwise, it's discontinued. I wish I would have gotten .Mac before it go renamed.
     
  3. iWoz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I presume these are very rare to find?
     
  4. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/530.17)

    No, ALL new sign ups now get .me only.

    In fact, I upgraded my single account (I am .mac/.me) to a family account, and even my family members get .me only.
     
  5. iWoz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Rummunkey!!
     
  6. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502

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    YES! How I wish we could still get a choice to use an @mac instead of @me. IMHO @me is just kind of ridiculous. Nothing shouts out "I'M A PROUD MAC USER" than having an @mac.com email address. With @me, it's like, "What was that, again?"
     
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    I never understood why the move from .mac to .me did not make much sense.
     
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    I like my dot mac address.

    Although, dot me is growing on me a bit.

    Not sure, but I think that the move from dot mac to dot me was to differentiate the service from the Mac. That way it would be more cross platform in name. Again, just a guess.
     
  9. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502

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    You may have a point there, but I think it would be really dumb of Apple to promote a cross-platform branding for such a service. They want the Halo Effect, and not something that feebly promotes the Mac.
     
  10. iWoz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL exactly
     
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