New .Mac webmail coming?  Apple .Mac ‘temporarily unavailable’ [UPDATED]

.Mac (Apple Computer, Inc.)Apple’s .Mac website is “temporarily unavailable.”

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Will .Mac’s new webmail rear its pretty head today?

[UPDATE: 2:49pm EDT: The answer to our question seems to be “no, not today.” .Mac webmail is back up with no changes evident.]

Related articles:
Why Apple’s new .Mac webmail is important – September 29, 2006
Apple teases new .Mac webmail coming soon with drag-and-drop, built-in Address Book, and more – September 27, 2006

26 Comments

  1. It’s about time Apple did something to .Mac to earn their $99 a year. With Google offering almost 3GB of webmail for free, and .Mac only 250MB, it’s not looking particularly good value. Sync and iWeb integration is nice, but I’m beginning to question whether its $99-a-year-nice.

  2. Reality Check:
    I agree. With a gMail account and a Flickr account, why bother with dotMac anyway?

    There is a way to use gMail account as storage. Also Google is now starting user pages, so users can have their own home page.

    Apple needs to drop the price to about $39.99, in order to make it an interesting deal.

  3. Sorry for the thick Oreo.

    The first time the page refreshed, my comment was not there. So I redid it. I like my second one better anyway.
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  4. I’m still having problems with .Mac as well. And I actually WANT to check my email ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” /> Good thing it’s not important, but still…

    I guess today could be getting everything “in line” so that tomorrow they can annouce the new Mail and just flip the switch. That way they get to do it on a Tuesday!

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