You MIGHT be able keep your .mac address for free

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  • Reply 1 of 16
    Ah, sweet!!!!! I was really freaked at the thought of having to pay $100/year just to keep my current email adress that everyone knows me as. No more complaining from me, thanks!
  • Reply 2 of 16
    Ooooh. I hope this is true!
  • Reply 3 of 16
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    This IS good news. This is the one thing (e-mail) people seemed most upset about, so maybe this will go along way toward placating (and silencing) some of the overwrought yelping that's been going on since about 8:30 this morning...







    :cool:



    Most people just want their e-mail to work and can take or leave the other stuff (iDisk, Homepage, etc.). Makes sense.
  • Reply 3 of 16
    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    i don't see the Email Account Management button. anyone else not see it? where is it? (i clicked account on the .mac bar)
  • Reply 5 of 16
    jet powersjet powers Posts: 288member
    Well, the whole question is in the air.



    Monitor that Ars thread for more developments.....The Achaians are relentless in their pursuit of knowledge.....



    ting5
  • Reply 6 of 16
    Well I couldn't get it working, so now I'm going to go back to complaining
  • Reply 7 of 16
    This seems to be what the email only account instructions are referring to:

    <a href="http://help.apple.com/mac/17/help/mail/pgs/mac40.htm"; target="_blank">http://help.apple.com/mac/17/help/mail/pgs/mac40.htm</a>;



    Bummer, dude, you're getting a .Mac
  • Reply 8 of 16
    "My parents bought this new computer and all I got was a lousy email address".

    Maybe Apple should at least give away a lousy T-shirt with every purchase.
  • Reply 9 of 16
    derrick 61derrick 61 Posts: 178member
    [quote]Originally posted by BobtheTomato:

    <strong>This seems to be what the email only account instructions are referring to:

    <a href="http://help.apple.com/mac/17/help/mail/pgs/mac40.htm"; target="_blank">http://help.apple.com/mac/17/help/mail/pgs/mac40.htm</a>;



    Bummer, dude, you're getting a .Mac</strong><hr></blockquote>



    What about <a href="http://help.apple.com/mac/17/help/mail/pgs/mac43.htm"; target="_blank">this one</a>?





    [Edit: Where the HELL is the "Email Account Management" button??



    [ 07-17-2002: Message edited by: Derrick 61 ]</p>
  • Reply 10 of 16
    tulkastulkas Posts: 3,748member
    Looks like 2 contraticting help pages, but I think it actually makes sense.



    If you have current iTools accounts, they become .mac trial accounts for the next 75 days. During these 75 days you many convert them to email only, entry level accounts. So, you should, it seems, be able to convert all your existing iTools accounts and maybe any you create in the next 75 days, to free email only accounts.



    After the 75 trial period, it seems you can no longer get free email only accounts. It would seem that you must sign up for at least 1 paid acount, which you may then use to create up to 10 email only accounts for $10/year/account. So, everyone with a current iTools account who it bitching and saying "oh, i only use email, that should be free forever", it looks like it will continue to be free for now, and your single bitch it gone. If all you care about is your free email, then you have it. Those that want other services, well i don't think SJ ever said all original iTools would be free for live, but perhaps he did say email.



    [ 07-17-2002: Message edited by: Tulkas ]</p>
  • Reply 11 of 16
    [quote]Originally posted by Derrick 61:

    <strong>



    What about <a href="http://help.apple.com/mac/17/help/mail/pgs/mac43.htm"; target="_blank">this one</a>?

    [Edit: Where the HELL is the "Email Account Management" button??

    [ 07-17-2002: Message edited by: Derrick 61 ]</strong><hr></blockquote>





    <a href="http://www.mac.com/1/mac_faq.html"; target="_blank">http://www.mac.com/1/mac_faq.html</a>;



    Take a look at the discussion about email only accounts (right under the extra storage pricing table) and at the "options" if you don't want to pay.
  • Reply 12 of 16
    _ alliance __ alliance _ Posts: 2,070member
    [quote]Originally posted by BobtheTomato:

    <strong>





    <a href="http://www.mac.com/1/mac_faq.html"; target="_blank">http://www.mac.com/1/mac_faq.html</a>;



    Take a look at the discussion about email only accounts (right under the extra storage pricing table) and at the "options" if you don't want to pay.</strong><hr></blockquote>





    "There is no additional storage available for email-only accounts"



    hmm...interesting. i hadnt noticed that before u pointed it out...

    i guess theres still hope then, eh?
  • Reply 13 of 16
    joe ojoe o Posts: 32member
    This is an HTML file for the .Mac pane of Help Viewer. All it's saying is that when you pay that extra $10 a year for that extra .mac email address, here's how you do it. This isn't for a free e-mail only mac.com account.



    joe
  • Reply 14 of 16
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    It's saying you can't buy more space for your e-mail only account specifically since it's actually just using the space from the main account. Free memberships are gone forever, folks. When something's free, it is taken advantage of...I am guilty of having 3 or 4 iTools accounts myself. Apple doesn't have the infrastructure to offer free POP/IMAP mailboxes while also keeping everything working nicely...not with this many users.
  • Reply 15 of 16
    For those of us who have purchased iDisk storage in the 12 months prior to July 17th, we are in luck



    [quote]Q: I already paid for an iDisk upgrade, what will happen to my account?



    If you purchased iDisk storage in the 12 months prior to July 17th, 2002, you will receive a one-year complimentary .Mac membership. The amount of additional iDisk storage will be available to you through the end of the membership.<hr></blockquote>



    Not sure if I like the following though. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />



    [quote] Note: At the end of your one-year complimentary .Mac membership the membership and additional iDisk storage will be automatically renewed for the following year and your credit card will be charged <hr></blockquote>



    Me-no-like auto-take-out of my checking account doo doo stuff <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />



    <a href="http://www.mac.com/1/mac_faq.html"; target="_blank">http://www.mac.com/1/mac_faq.html</a>;
  • Reply 16 of 16
    tulkastulkas Posts: 3,748member
    [quote]Originally posted by Joe O:

    <strong>This is an HTML file for the .Mac pane of Help Viewer. All it's saying is that when you pay that extra $10 a year for that extra .mac email address, here's how you do it. This isn't for a free e-mail only mac.com account.



    joe</strong><hr></blockquote>



    2 different help pages, 1 on how to add extra $10 email only accounts and another on how to convert *existing free trail* accounts into email only accounts.
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