New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.4 - Your thoughts on .Mac?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Gav

 
Member Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posts: 118
Gav is on a distinguished road

Gav is offline
IMHO, it has a LOT of potential. I would pay for the Family Pack, but come on, almost 200 a year for e-mail and 4GB of storage???

Not only that, the Mail is limited, because you HAVE to use @mac.com

Its a nice domain, sure. But I have my own domain that I'd like to use with it.

I mean, you can use Yahoo! Mail (Free) with your own domain(s).

Its a shame, I hope Apple do something with it when they release Leopard, although thats going to cause MORE problems because you can't sync between tiger and leopard properly.

Back to Mac does sound good, but I dunno - .Mac in its present condition is too expensive.
QUOTE Thanks
brendan67

 
brendan67's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 24, 2005
Posts: 685
brendan67 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 2.2 4gbram iPhone5

brendan67 is offline
hi

i had some of your reservations as well, but at the end of they day decided
on .mac and haven't regretted it one bit.

its a bit like a mac it just works seemlessly and is always there when you
need it. mainly i use iweb a lot, and find it easier just to publish to .mac

you can get discounted .mac if you buy through a reputable dealer on ebay
cost was an issue for me but i have saved money buying my yearly subscription this way for the past three years.

regards
QUOTE Thanks
karudzo

 
Member Since: May 27, 2006
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 445
karudzo has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 17" 2.6GHz 4GB RAM

karudzo is offline
I haven't used it for more than 2 or 3 days (during my trial period), it didn't appeal to me.
QUOTE Thanks
MacHeadCase
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

I've had my account for 5 years and I can't see the day where I would stop my subscription.
QUOTE Thanks
powermacj7

 
powermacj7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 22, 2007
Location: NY NY
Posts: 403
powermacj7 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: iMac Duo White

powermacj7 is offline
I have had the account from when it was free. I use iDisk to for backup, and of course use .mac mail. I am pleased, always hoping they add some features.
QUOTE Thanks
eon.

 
eon.'s Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Posts: 89
eon. is on a distinguished road

eon. is offline
I too am finding it difficult to justify the price for the features provided. I could really only see myself using iDisk because everything else can be found for free (website domains, web mail etc) and even then, I'm sure iDisk has it's capacity and bandwidth limits.
QUOTE Thanks
Kash

 
Kash's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 03, 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 9,385
Kash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G

Kash is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gav View Post
Not only that, the Mail is limited, because you HAVE to use @mac.com
Are you referring to the .Mac email account or the Mail program in OS X? If the latter, then you should know that you can most definitely use other domains. Mail accepts all POP3 and IMAP accounts.

I'll agree that I find it hard to justify the price of a .Mac subscription. In my opinion, it's too overpriced for what it offers, especially when I can get all of its features for free. I have my own domain that I use for hosting my site and online storage. The speeds are faster, I have more space, and I have the domain of my own choosing. The only thing I don't have is bookmark syncing, but then again, I don't have a second Mac to sync with, so that's useless for me.


June 2007
July 2009
QUOTE Thanks
baggss

 
baggss's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 10, 2004
Location: Margaritaville
Posts: 10,309
baggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond reputebaggss has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 18.8.2-64Gb iPad 2-32 Gb iPhone 5-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage

baggss is offline
No, I think he means you have use the @Mac.com domain when you use .Mac.


QUOTE Thanks
Carol247

 
Carol247's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 17, 2006
Location: The beautiful Northwest
Posts: 1,035
Carol247 is just really niceCarol247 is just really niceCarol247 is just really niceCarol247 is just really niceCarol247 is just really nice
Mac Specs: imac 20" 216 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1GBSDRAM, 250 GB hd, Airport Extreme, Bluetooth 2.0

Carol247 is offline
It's possible to get better prices on eBay and the product is same as new, sealed and ready to register.

If you're really interested but don't want to pay the price you might check it out there.

Good luck.

"We have enough youth, what we need is a fountain of smart"! - Unknown
QUOTE Thanks
Kash

 
Kash's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 03, 2006
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 9,385
Kash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant futureKash has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G

Kash is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by baggss View Post
No, I think he means you have use the @Mac.com domain when you use .Mac.
That's what I'm thinking, but I just wanted to make sure. Wouldn't want the guy to be upset about the program when it can do the very thing he's asking for


June 2007
July 2009
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« update | ? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
.Mac Needs a Hosting Makeover TMelcher Web Design and Hosting 4 08-12-2006 07:14 AM
Wireless & .Mac issues (noob) . . . Daddy Elmis Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 04-19-2006 03:21 PM
.Mac Sync Error IanCT OS X - Apps and Games 1 07-03-2005 12:11 AM
Apple to consolidate Apple ID, .Mac Accounts schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 0 04-04-2003 06:34 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?