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#38620 2-Aug-2009 15:49
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Just wondering if anyone on here uses MobileMe, and how you find it.

I'm about to start my 60-day trial soon and if I decide to buy a 3GS from the Apple store I might consider adding the $100 for the service, but would like to know how others find it and if it's worthwhile.

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  #241456 2-Aug-2009 16:16
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I have been using it for about a year and its great all the services they advertise work well that I have tried -Push Mail, contacts and calendars all update instantly, gallery is easy to use direct from iPhoto/iMovie and iDisk functions just like an external drive in finder.

You can probably get most of the services it offers for free online but you would be dealing with a few different products with little or no integration with each other.

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  #241461 2-Aug-2009 16:26
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I've been using it for a few weeks now between my mac and my iPhone and I can't speak highly enough of it.

Finally something that "Just Works!"

If I update a contact on my iPhone.. and voila it's on my computer. If I add something on my calendar on my Mac... it almost instantly appears on my iPhone. If I read an email on my iPhone, it marks it read on my mac.

I haven't used the iDisk part yet, but I love everything else so far

Well worth the money.


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  #241468 2-Aug-2009 16:39
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Thanks for the replies! I'm with Orcon so obviously have an Orcon email address which is my main address - how does this work with @me.com or would I need to set up a new @me.com address and use that as my main address for everything to work properly?



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  #241651 3-Aug-2009 00:17
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I love it too.

I undertook the admittedly painful process of directing all emails to my me.com address, and now it works/syncs beautifully across my iPhone, Macbook, and iMac. Totally worth the effort.




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  #241666 3-Aug-2009 07:12
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corksta: Thanks for the replies! I'm with Orcon so obviously have an Orcon email address which is my main address - how does this work with @me.com or would I need to set up a new @me.com address and use that as my main address for everything to work properly?



There IS an option on the web interface for MobileMe to check another email account.


Although I haven't used this option myself, I would assume you could set up your Orcon email address here and MobileMe would check it and push the emails through just like it does with the @me emails.


Assuming the above works, you could then slowly migrate everyone to your new @me email address.


I personally just sent out a blanket email to advise of my new @me address and just check my old email address periodically to update any e-newsletter subscriptions or other such stuff to my new @me account.

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  #241672 3-Aug-2009 08:08
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Ive had it a year and like others highly recommend it.
I just set up my usual emails as well as the mme email.Thats the beuty of the IPh.
There is a new app out recently that deals with your iDisk space for instance and being able to access files on there from your Iphone.
Having a macbook I use iweb and its so convenient to use with that as well + iPhoto.
We have a mixed house here PC desktop which is also able to sync with the "Cloud" as in mme
If only it was a bit cheaper.




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  #241712 3-Aug-2009 10:53
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Thanks, I'll set up an @me address and then just do as Tohe suggested - I think it'll be simpler just to have and use a single @me address. I did that in the past when changing from Xtra to Orcon so that seems to be the easiest method.



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  #241719 3-Aug-2009 11:00
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Tohe:
corksta: Thanks for the replies! I'm with Orcon so obviously have an Orcon email address which is my main address - how does this work with @me.com or would I need to set up a new @me.com address and use that as my main address for everything to work properly?



There IS an option on the web interface for MobileMe to check another email account.


Although I haven't used this option myself, I would assume you could set up your Orcon email address here and MobileMe would check it and push the emails through just like it does with the @me emails.


Assuming the above works, you could then slowly migrate everyone to your new @me email address.


I personally just sent out a blanket email to advise of my new @me address and just check my old email address periodically to update any e-newsletter subscriptions or other such stuff to my new @me account.



I couldnt see in the settings where in Mme where you could retrieve mail from other providers.
Probably the better option is to forward onto mme ??




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  #241856 3-Aug-2009 16:21
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But if you forwarded your email to MobileMe, wouldn't that mean if you replied to it you would actually be replying to the address it was forwarded from, rather than the original sender?

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  #242063 3-Aug-2009 22:15
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corksta: But if you forwarded your email to MobileMe, wouldn't that mean if you replied to it you would actually be replying to the address it was forwarded from, rather than the original sender?


Technically, yes, but what most mail systems refer to as automated forwarding, is really redirection. If that's the case, then a reply would go to the original sender.




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  #242068 3-Aug-2009 22:22
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corksta, it doesn't do everything as a unified package, but here is a guide on getting the *functionality* of MobileMe largely free:

http://www.iphonewzealand.co.nz/2009/all/mobileme-functionality-for-free/

Not as elegant of course, but I find Ernest Rutherfords pretty elegant too!

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  #242071 3-Aug-2009 22:27
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Thanks ahmad I read that a couple hours ago, think I'll prefer the integration that MobileMe offers though!

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  #243749 7-Aug-2009 04:27
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I got the free trial when I bought my iPhone 3GS. I was skeptical of it prior to getting the trial, but when I ordered my Mac two days ago, I included a year of MobileMe. Personally, I think that Apple should include this for free with the purchase of one of their products, such as the iPhone or a Mac. However, it is well worth the amount they charge for it. I tried out the "find my iPhone" feature. That is very cool. It uses the phones built in GPS to find where it is located. You can use it to display a message on the phone as well.

There's also no advertisements on the web interface like you would get with something like gmail and the google online applications.

It syncs beautifully between my PC and my iPhone. I can't wait to use it with my new Mac when it arrives too.

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  #244201 8-Aug-2009 14:21
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You can easily redirect mail from your orcon address to any email address you want (and its automated redirection, not just forwarding [so it comes from the orginal recipient still])

Login

My Services -->
Email -->
Filters -->
New Filter -->
Enter name -->
Click conditions -->
Run actions when all of the conditions are met -->
Match Recipient Header then click add  -->
Then a new box appears saying "TO" mail header. -->
Select 'contains' from the drop down menu -->
Insert the @ symbol in the box next to the drop down -->
Actions tab -->
Select actin (delete or forward) then click 'Add' -->
 Input the email address you wish it to redirect to -->
Then click Apply Changes


Thats it. And it should be all go.
To test it out, send an email to your Orcon address and wait up to 2 minutes (just to be safe).

This is how mine is set up and it works perfectly.

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  #244208 8-Aug-2009 14:57
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Thanks Aaroona works like a charm!

I've just started my 60-day trial and so far am loving it, especially with the iDisk app and being able to access stuff when away from home. I love how everything just works without any issues so I think I'll be signing up once the trial is over - looks like the cheapest way of doing it is by buying a code off eBay.

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