Who isnt going to "purchase" a .mac account?

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Who isnt going to "purchase" a .mac account?

I looked at the other "free" sites and their management is so clunky compared to the @mac pages, Im actually tempted...


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    brianmacosbrianmacos Posts: 548member
    I could tell you how to get .Mac for free but than I wouldn't be smart to start posting that, would I!?! <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
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    I won't be. I never really used any of the features anyhow. iDisk was always slow... I had a mac.com email address because all the kids were doing it. For $100... I think I could find better ways to spend that money... like taking my girl out for a nice dinner.
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    progmacprogmac Posts: 1,850member
    no sir ree bob
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    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    As of now I won't because I rarely used my iDisk and I never use my @mac.com email address. Eventually I might purchase an account though.
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    I won't buy an account
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    sizzle chestsizzle chest Posts: 1,133member
    I won't, not as any kind of protest over the price, but because I never used iTools when it was free. Actually for what you get (assuming you have need for an email account and some web hosting or online storage) it's a great price. Those of us who already have our own domains and/or servers don't need .Mac though.
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    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,425member
    [quote]Originally posted by M3D Jack:

    <strong>I won't be. I never really used any of the features anyhow. iDisk was always slow... I had a mac.com email address because all the kids were doing it. For $100... I think I could find better ways to spend that money... like taking my girl out for a nice dinner.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Expensive Dinner...no don't do that Man...you already got here. Save your money

    I'll probably grab an .mac account someday. I see Apple as offering some good stuff eventually.
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    bungebunge Posts: 7,329member
    I might, but it depends. Is iCal integrated into the online service? I realize the stand alone iApp works, but is there a web interface that I would have to pay to use? Other than that, the e-mail is all I currently care about.

    But as long as the service is generating revenue, Apple can invest more into it. That gives it a bright future.

    Also, it's another 'bonus' that can no be added to increase the value of a machine. Before it was just free, but now they have something to give you that 'should' cost. That might increase sales of machines for 'switchers' that never really knew it was free in the first place.
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    mac's girlmac's girl Posts: 556member
    does anyone know of any free webpages i can get that actually work with mac? i have about 4-5 mb or images that i use in my signatures on various bulletin boards. i tried a few free pages, but i dont have any webpage editing software and the ones they offer are PC-only. any suggestions?
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    cindercinder Posts: 381member
    I've got 3 of my own domains hosted with 40 email addresses and 40MB of space with a 4GB/month bandwidth limit.

    And it's only $44 more a year than a .Mac account.


    I won' t be buying a .mac account.
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    i will. i want the email, though i don't need it. also, idisk has been fairly useful as of late. mainlly by being able to shuttle stuff back and forth to between work and home. the up dates they've made to it have really improved its performance on my set ups. log ons are pretty quick now as well too.
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    popmetalpopmetal Posts: 95member
    NOT me. Maybe if they were more reasonable about the price or had a student discount or had tiered pricing.
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    singensingen Posts: 14member
    I'm getting .mac. I like posting stuff straight to iDisk from iPhoto (too bad you can't configure iPhoto or iTunes to post to FTP or I'd be outta there)

    The email address isn't all that. I might use it for a spare accoount, but I doubt it. Will likely use POP mail, as Hotmail took that away.

    Definitely interested in iCal and the ability to share and merge calendars on the fly via the web.
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    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    I won't be getting one. I only used my iDisk twice, and I have a free university email account, so I have no reason to spend $100.

    If they offered a $10 or $20 a year email only account, I may get that. I suppose it doesn't really matter now that I have my university account, but @mac.com email is very convenient and nice.
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    salmonstksalmonstk Posts: 568member
    I am so pleased to see the above intelligent comments. The Apple web is going nuts over this .mac stuff and it is getting way out of hand.

    it is nice to see that the people in this forum agree.. if it is worth 100 bucks to ya, get it. if not dont'.

    What cracks me up about the controversy is the "whinners" go on about how great iTools was how important it is to them etc. Then they complain it cost money. I love beer. We all do don't we. But does anyone give away beer. No! loving the service is a reason to charge money.
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    Beer analogies don't wash. Guinness or whatever you drink never promised free beer for life. But Apple promised a free Mac.com email for life, to anyone who purchased a Mac. They promised a free iTools account for life, included in the purchase of a Mac, so you can post your pics of the kids and grannie can look at them on your iTools Homepage. They did this as late as last week. And now they announce that they lied, because, no, we don't get a mac.com email and iTools account for life because we purchased a Mac, even though iTools was bundled into our Mac purchase.

    So... no, I won't be purchasing a .mac account.

    I've already switched and informed all my friends of my new address, my other free pop account. This is less than a year after I informed all my friends and contacts about my great new mac.com address, an email address that I can always be reached at because it is one I would have all my life, or at least Apple's.

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    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    [quote]Originally posted by salmonstk:


    I really like the new site layout.
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    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
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    Sorry, but back to the beer analogy...

    If a local bar advertised free beer, and then you went there and they had free beer. You drank the free beer. It was good. You liked the bar and the beer. You went to the bar... a lot. Then one day you went to the bar to get your free beer, which was good, and suddenly the bar was charging you for the free beer! What the hell?!

    Would you pay for the beer because it was good and you liked it? Would you be appreciative of the bar because they were able to give you free beer before and you liked the bar?

    Or would you whine and cry, and forsake the bar because they now had the audacity to charge you for your free beer? So what if it cost them to give you the free beer! So what if the economy is a little down! You want your free beer and if they can't give it to you, you should talk sh*t about the bar and their crappy beer! Maybe even try to start a petition and boycott the bar and their beer?

    Me. I like beer. And I will pay for it, because I like it. No more, no less...
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    popmetalpopmetal Posts: 95member
    I've never heard of a bar advertising free beer "for life" though. Poor analogy.
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