Apple increases .Mac combined storage to 250 MB for no extra charge; how to adjust .Mac storage sett

Apple has increased the combined storage for .Mac Mail and iDisk to 250 MB. That means .Mac members now have additional room for email messages and mail attachments, web pages, and backups. .Mac members now also have the option of upgrading your .Mac account to 1 GB for US$49.95 per year.

.Mac Mail now comes with a default 125 MB of email storage so .Mac members can keep more messages available for online access. .Mac members can also configure their individual account’s 250 MB of combined storage to best fit the way they use your .Mac account. Maximum message size has been upped to a hefty 10 MB, giving .Mac Mail the power to handle attachments such as hi-res images and large project files.

.Mac memebers can log into .Mac, click their Account Settings, and click the “Storage Settings” button and choose from among the following choices in the “Storage Settings” drop down menu:
– 16 MB Email / 234 MB iDisk
– 20 MB Email / 230 MB iDisk
– 25 MB Email / 225 MB iDisk
– 30 MB Email / 220 MB iDisk
– 35 MB Email / 215 MB iDisk
– 40 MB Email / 210 MB iDisk
– 45 MB Email / 205 MB iDisk
– 50 MB Email / 200 MB iDisk
– 55 MB Email / 195 MB iDisk
– 60 MB Email / 190 MB iDisk
– 65 MB Email / 185 MB iDisk
– 70 MB Email / 180 MB iDisk
– 75 MB Email / 175 MB iDisk
– 80 MB Email / 170 MB iDisk
– 85 MB Email / 165 MB iDisk
– 90 MB Email / 160 MB iDisk
– 95 MB Email / 155 MB iDisk
– 100 MB Email / 150 MB iDisk
– 105 MB Email / 145 MB iDisk
– 110 MB Email / 140 MB iDisk
– 115 MB Email / 135 MB iDisk
– 120 MB Email / 130 MB iDisk
– 125 MB Email / 125 MB iDisk
– 130 MB Email / 120 MB iDisk
– 135 MB Email / 115 MB iDisk
– 140 MB Email / 110 MB iDisk
– 144 MB Email / 106 MB iDisk

More info here.

MacDailyNews Take: Most of us here at MDN have been bumping up against the 100MB limit for some time now, with some of us actually contemplating dumping the .Mac service due to storage concerns. With that no longer an issue, we’re all happy .Mac campers again! And $49 for 1GB is very reasonable for future expansion of our .Mac usage. Good move, Apple!

44 Comments

  1. 10MB Maximum message size is completely useless though for anyone sending pro files back and forward.

    .Mac mail is not even good for home use – my family MPEG vids regularly exceed 10MB in size.

  2. For large project files, I use a shareware app called FileChute. It uploads the file to iDisk and provides a link that you can email to your client or whoever. It’s neat and easy.

    The advantage is that the file stays on your iDisk, so if you need to resend it, all you have to do is resend the link, rather than upload the whole file again.

    This works better for me than straight emailing.

    Nice to have more .mac storage, though, and be able to allocate it however I like.

  3. John, do you really think that Apple is THAT lame? Check out…
    http://www.mac.com/1/idisknewfeatures.html
    and you’ll find…

    Easy and convenient file sharing.
    Your iDisk Public folder provides a great way to give and receive files that are too big to attach to email messages, like large full-resolution images, movie clips, GarageBand creations, and more. In fact you can even use HomePage to create a File Sharing page, making the contents of your Public folder accessible through just about any standard web browser.

    There are 2 easy ways to access it.

    1. via your HomePage at .Mac can be set up with an internet accessible Shared Folder.

    2. Anyone (including the XPers) can download and use the iDisk Utility found at…
    http://www.mac.com/1/idiskutility_download.html

    I don’t know of any other OS and internet disk that works so seamlessly to where the internet disk looks and acts just like the computer’s harddrive.

    XPers have NO CLUE what is possible via the internet or how easy it is to use until they see it in action on a Mac with a .Mac account.

  4. @ john

    Instead of sending your “pro” family MPEGs (do I smell an oxymoron here:-?) per e-mail you could set up the public folder of a .mac account to share them. Or use – how lame – CD-ROM and snail mail…

  5. Now I can recommend .mac to my friends again!
    This is exactly what I was asking for.

    to see what I’ve been doing with my extra space, see photo’s at

    homepage.mac.com/daddysteve

    no ad’s, just put it together to show my friends what I do for a living.
    (Viewer discretion is advised for Sacramento Kings fans)

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