- 07-06-2008, 10:40 AM #51iPhone Intermediate
- 167 Posts
I've just never been a Microsoft buff, and I'm skeptical of all things free. I guess offering non-business users the free stuff generates buzz/traffic. I'll definitely be using that site.
And would Activesync sync to iCal, or would that be asking too much?
- 07-06-2008, 10:53 AM #52
- 07-06-2008, 10:56 AM #53
I think that some people are missing some of the features of mobileMe. Yes it provides the push contacts, calendar, mail, but look at the other features. You get the 20GB of online storage. An extremely easy way to share your photos directly from your phone. A web site that will more than likely integrate into most of the apps developed by Apple.
Also, since I am a current .Mac user I can say that getting the extra features for the exact same price that I have been paying is very nice. I don't know how but I definitely get far less junk mail on my .mac account then say on my gmail or yahoo. I would encourage all of you folks to take it for a spin for the first 60 days. We should start a poll again 60 days after the iPhone comes out to see who is going to subscribe to mobileMe.
- 07-06-2008, 11:12 AM #54
- 07-06-2008, 11:47 AM #55iPhone Intermediate
- 176 Posts
I don't think it's too expensive as it stands. These subscription services are starting to pop up everywhere. However, I think for that price there should be unlimited storage. I have unlimited storage on my Yahoo mail client and Flickr. That costs me $50 a year. If MobileMe had unlimited storage it would start to get close to other alternatives that aren't as well integrated.
- 07-06-2008, 11:51 AM #56
- 07-06-2008, 12:27 PM #57iPhone Newbie
- 26 Posts
I've had .mac for almost 3 years and it is waaaay too expensive, but it is also pretty easy to have everything sync, post photos, videos to web etc... It should be a lot less though IMHO. You can probably do all the same stuff for free maybe via google, but apple has built it into their infrastructure to coax people into buying it...
- 07-06-2008, 12:51 PM #58
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- 07-06-2008, 06:23 PM #60iPhone Newbie
- 22 Posts
Thinking about this from a business perspective ( Evil Business) they should have said it was free.. got everyone to see how good it is and how much you HAVE TO HAVE IT and then say....NOW you must pay and see how many are willing to do so. That would have been genius.
But this just me, and how I see things.
The only one who know's who is right is Time.
- 07-06-2008, 08:41 PM #61
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- 07-06-2008, 11:02 PM #63
- 07-07-2008, 09:36 AM #64
So I will be moving over to a 3G iphone from a Blackberry Curve..
I am a sole trader businessman
Just one phone
And several business email addresses to work with
I am getting worried that the 'push' email function on the iphone mobileme will only work for @mobileme.com email addresses..
Is that correct?
On my Blackberry (o2 network UK) I just go to an o2 web page and enter in all the details of the business email addresses that I want pushed to my Blackberry - and it does it. No problem. I am not running a 'server' and I am not part of a big company running its own IT department - its simply part of the £35 monthly phone subscription and this is what the professional business push email is all about.
If mobileme can only push its OWN emails and cant do it for other email addresses - this isn't a real business solution.. And I don't want to have to futz around with bouncing emails through google..
Anyway - can someone put me out of my misery and tell me it ain't so?
Please tell me that iphone can push business emails and not just mobileme addresses created from 11th July 2008 onwards...
P.s. if all that is useless I suppose I can set it to fetch my emails every 5 mins or so..? But will my mac Mail become a mess? I would like my laptop Mail and my iphone's Mail program to contain the same EXACT data - sent and received mails . (even if I have to do some manual syncing)
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- 07-07-2008, 10:09 AM #65
- 07-07-2008, 10:24 AM #66
- 07-07-2008, 10:26 AM #67
Er hang on..
I wasn't asking about forwarding to a mobileme account..
I was asking about pushing my business emails to my phone
There is a big difference, pretty much any email software can forward emails.
Push email is different.
Does anyone know if mobileme will push non mobileme email addresses (Blackberry style) to the the iphone?
I guess I need the "Enterprise for the rest of us" part explained to me clearly.
Thanks in advance..
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- 07-07-2008, 10:36 AM #68
- 07-07-2008, 10:37 AM #69
- 07-07-2008, 10:48 AM #70
OK while I now try to stab myself to death with a large spoon, would someone that knows what I want the phone to do - please tell me the 'work around' to deal with already established business email addresses then?
a) forget the push email its only for @me.com and is not in fact a Blackberry style 'enterprise' solution as advertised but instead a 'vanilla' non business push email service.
b) Change them all to @me.com addresses - who cares about domain names established for over 10 years eh?
c) good luck with the spoon you miserable Blackberry loving SOB
d) I have only just realized this limitation where too can I find a big spoon and join you in death?
Last edited by Casper TFG; 07-07-2008 at 10:51 AM.
- 07-07-2008, 10:50 AM #71
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- 07-07-2008, 11:17 AM #73
- 07-07-2008, 11:20 AM #74
- 07-07-2008, 02:56 PM #75
Yeah, I already stated earlier that the email push service I use now is the basic consumer level one offered on my Blackberry tariff.
You enter the pop email and passwords into the web admin page and bingo! All your emails are pushed by the phone company to your Blackberry.
Business A emails arrive as - Business A emails
Business B emails arrive as - Business B emails
Business C emails arrive as - Business C emails
Google emails arrive as - Google emails
There is no private server involved, its a service for individual users offered by the phone company as part of your Blackberry account and costs peanuts.
I was hoping that the "enterprise for the rest of us" was just that - a Blackberry enterprise style push service (or the consumer level one that I use now whatever..) for everyone on mobileme
OK the majority of Blackberry use is associated with company servers, but there is that private user service too - what cant mobileme do that? Bummer.. and misleading imho.. the ads make you think iphone can replace Blackberry push.
Anyway - if I forget the push aspect of email on iphone will all my mail programs be exactly the same via isync? - or do I need to get IMAP involved too?
Last edited by Casper TFG; 07-07-2008 at 03:06 PM.