3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2007 12:30 PM by Allan Sampson
coppellite Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I just got a new Mac and I signed up for the .Mac trial account. When my account expires, will I still be able to keep my same email address and use the Mail application on my dock? Please tell me what I need to do to make sure I can still use my email address and Mail! Please help!

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • 1. Re: .Mac and Mail Configuration
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    No - a trial account means just that which is good for 60 days. If you allow your .Mac trial account to expire without purchasing a .Mac account, you won't be able to use that address either after purchasing an account. If you want to keep this email address, you must purchase a .Mac account before your 60 day trial expires. Apple does not provide a free email address - having a .Mac account is required.

    You can use the Mail application without having a .Mac account.

    The Mail application supports the following account types:

    .Mac (which is really an IMAP account and behaves in the same way)
    IMAP
    POP
    Exchange

    Since your internet service provider certainly provides an email account for their customers (likely a POP account), you can access your ISP's email account with the Mail.app.

    I access a POP account provided by my ISP, a .Mac account and a business POP account provided by my employer with the Mail application and I can access more accounts with the Mail application if I needed or wanted to.

    Message was edited by: Allan Sampson
  • 2. Re: .Mac and Mail Configuration
    coppellite Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Can I access a Yahoo webmail account with the Mail app?
  • 3. Re: .Mac and Mail Configuration
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    Yahoo prevents accessing a free Yahoo email account with any email client such as the Mail application for U.S. residents.

    You can access a paid or Yahoo Mail Plus account ($20/year) with an email client such as the Mail.app.

    You can access a free Gmail account with the Mail.app as a POP account.