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    Adding account in Mac mail

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    Adding account in Mac mail
    Hi. I have been linking my Earthlink email account to my Mac mail, using Mac Mail for all of my email stuff.

    Now, I would like to create a new .mac email account. I believe I was "assigned" one when I bought my Mac years ago, but I can't remember what it was and can't find it.

    So, I've been trying to "add" an account in Mac mail using the "+" feature, but it won't let me enter a new username and password. I've tried several, but none work.

    I did this using by setting it up as an IMAP account (Earthlink is a POP account). I used the correct servers: incoming mail server: mail.mac.com
    outgoing mail server: smtp.mac.com.

    I'm doing everything the Mail Help directions say to do. Why isn't is working?

    Can anyone help? Thanks!

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    Adding account in Mac mail

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    Creating new account in Mac mail
    Hi. I have been linking my Earthlink email account to my Mac mail, using Mac Mail for all of my email stuff.

    Now, I would like to create a new .mac email account. I believe I was "assigned" one when I bought my Mac years ago, but I can't remember what it was and can't find it.

    So, I've been trying to "add" an account in Mac mail using the "+" feature, but it won't let me enter a new username and password. I've tried several, but none work.

    I did this using by setting it up as an IMAP account (Earthlink is a POP account). I used the correct servers: incoming mail server: mail.mac.com
    outgoing mail server: smtp.mac.com.

    I'm doing everything the Mail Help directions say to do. Why isn't is working?

    Can anyone help? Thanks!

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    Adding account in Mac mail
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    You need to purchase MobileMe to use your address, it's not free. You may have gotten one was part of a 30-day trial, but unless you paid for it, you no longer have it.

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    So are you a current MobileMe customer? You need to add an existing email account from an active MobileMe subscription unless I am missing something here?

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    merged your threads, please don't post the same question in multiple place.
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    Adding account in Mac mail

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    @mac.com
    Sorry for the double post! I'm brand new to this and after I posted my first thread, I noticed that it was in the wrong place, so I re-posted elsewhere. Please forgive.

    I'm actually interested in the @mac.com email. Has that changed to @me.com?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizchris610 View Post
    Sorry for the double post! I'm brand new to this and after I posted my first thread, I noticed that it was in the wrong place, so I re-posted elsewhere. Please forgive.

    I'm actually interested in the @mac.com email. Has that changed to @me.com?
    Yes it has. I don't think you have a choice nowadays. I know they are making an announcement soon (Monday @ WWDC I believe). I would wait until then to do anything...

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    Thank you!

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