View Poll Results: Renewing MobileMe?
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Not sure yet...
- 02-06-2009, 04:43 PM #2
Voted for not sure yet, since I don't have MobileMe.
If I leave my current job and the new one does not have Exchange support, I will most definitely be getting MobileMe. I know there are free options (mail2web), but I might just bite the bullet and go with the more robust features of MobileMe.
- 02-06-2009, 04:53 PM #4
- 02-06-2009, 05:49 PM #5
Last edited by Justin; 02-06-2009 at 05:52 PM.
- 02-06-2009, 06:11 PM #6
- 02-06-2009, 07:07 PM #7
I had it, used it for a year, and really enjoyed it but I just could not justify the $99 a year for it. And even though I used a @mac.com( before they changed it to ME) email address, after awhile I noticed my darling IMAC started sabotaging my regular email account. It literally started listing my mail account as 'offline' and I'd have difficulty sending email from it. No matter how many times I deleted and re-added the account it was still listed as an offline server.
I may try it again sometime. I did use the online photo album a lot and it was great to sync all my email and calendar events seamlessly between my macbook and Imac but I find I am not missing it all that much.
- 02-06-2009, 07:46 PM #8
I *depend* on MobileMe to sync 3 Macs, and they pretty much ensure my environment is the same on every machine I move to, work and home and travel.
I paid the $100 *before* the iPhone came out, and I'll renew again automatically. For me the iPhone is just bonus -- awesome bonus, mind you.
- 02-06-2009, 10:49 PM #9
- 02-06-2009, 10:59 PM #10
- 02-07-2009, 12:23 AM #11
As things stand right now I probably will even though my laptop is running Windows. But if I can get my hands on an Air before November then I'll renew without even thinking about it. You get so much more from the Mac over Windows and even without that the price is decent. $8.25/mon. ($99.00/yr) is not bad.
- 02-07-2009, 12:29 AM #12
I love having MobileMe. I think I have now finally got an email address that I will forever keep!
I got MobileMe when I still had a PC and it was great then. But it's even better with a mac!
Oh, and I signed up the first day for the free trial and didn't actually have to pay until December! They kept extending my free trial for various reasons =D
- 02-07-2009, 01:39 AM #13
nope, they sync sucks, if you change sync settings iphone deletes it, 10 gigs for 100bux for a year is a ripoff, hell microsoft offers 5 gigs and 25 gigs FREE!
when apple can offer a superior version that beats FREE then maybe, till then its JUNK. 99 is ripoff for the sub par service.
- 02-07-2009, 02:18 AM #14
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 02-07-2009 at 07:23 AM.
- 02-07-2009, 07:49 AM #16
So have any of you had problems with your primary email 'pop' being sideswiped by your MAC with MobileMe? I use that particular address for a lot of my email communication and after I had MobileMe for awhile it would not allow me to send email via that pop email address.
- 02-07-2009, 09:04 AM #17
Like BA said, MoMe is in line with other on-line storage companies ( ie. Box.net). There are free versions of other on-line storage out there with the same or larger storage capacity, but they do not have the same features as MoMe. (ie. Push email, Calendar, sync storage all automatically sycned. That is the true beauty of MoMe)
With "free" you usually get what you pay for.
- 02-07-2009, 09:11 AM #18
The one thing that I wish MoMe did was allow you to send through MoMe but have it show up as though you sent it from another account. (ie. sent firstname.lastname@example.org shows up as my email@example.com) Gmail lets you do this and I really liked it.
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 02-07-2009 at 10:47 AM. Reason: Might have been someone else's email
- 02-07-2009, 11:47 AM #19
- 02-07-2009, 01:07 PM #20
That is strange. I am on Charter also for my personal account but I actually did a "test" to see if I was having any problems and did not know it. All was fine. When I "clicked" on my personal account in MacMail it sent just fine and showed up fine.
I wish I was smart enough to tell you what to do, but I am stumped.
- 02-07-2009, 01:21 PM #21
Weird huh? If I would go in to my account settings for email it would list the Charter account as 'offline' and only respond to emails sent to my Charter email with my MoME outgoing server. That is the main reason why I did not renew MoMe.
- 02-07-2009, 05:32 PM #22
I just had an online chat with a MoMe assistant. He said to NOT check the box under 'use this server only' under account settings. So, I wanted to know if that is the way your Charter and MoMe accounts are set up, with that box blank.
- 02-07-2009, 05:55 PM #23
Actually, I have that box checked on all my accounts. Personal/Business/MoMe. Now be sure that all the accounts that you want to use are "on-line" and not "off-line". That could make a difference.
I even went up to Mail=>Preferences=>Accounts and all three of my accounts have all the boxes checked, that can be checked, in both "Account Information" and Advanced".
BTW, are you using MacMail or Entourage? I am using MacMail. Not sire if that will make a difference.
- 02-07-2009, 06:05 PM #24
- 02-07-2009, 06:27 PM #25
I would try what he suggested. Can't hurt. I have all those boxes checked and when I go to that individual account, hit "New Message" it always puts in the correct "sent from" address.
Now I can always change that "sent from" address if I want to any of the other two accounts. I have had to "correct" the sent from account a few times before, but not that often.
I will say that I have my Company email forwarded straight to MoMe. I usually do not even check the Company account on mu iMac because everything is pushed to my iPhone through MoMe. I have recently started forwarding my Personal account to a Gmail account so that I can get it "pushed" to my iPhone. I do not have my Charter account set up for IMAP.