Apple to discontinue .Mac HomePage viewing on November 8, 2010

Apple sent the following email to MobileMe members this morning:

Dear MobileMe member,

Over a year ago, we retired the .Mac HomePage application for publishing new pages, but allowed previously published pages to remain viewable on the web. On November 8, 2010, we will discontinue online viewing of photos, movies, and files shared using .Mac HomePage.

Please note that your content will not be deleted. Any photos, movies, or files you have published using HomePage will continue to remain on your MobileMe iDisk in the Movies, Pictures, or Public folders. We recommend MobileMe Gallery as a great way to share photos and movies on the web. Please read these instructions on how to move your HomePage photos and movies to MobileMe Gallery.

MobileMe members who have published web pages using iWeb will not be affected by this change. If you have used other software to publish web content to MobileMe or .Mac, or have questions about this change, please read this FAQ.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for being a MobileMe member.

Sincerely,

The MobileMe Team

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

86 Comments

  1. Absolutely unacceptable. If Apple is going to do something like this they need to allow at least 3 months to allow us to move our pages over. I have tons of content on homepage!

  2. Jump wrote, “If Apple is going to do something like this they need to allow at least 3 months to allow us to move our pages over.”

    In response to which, I quote from the original email: “Over a year ago, [Apple] retired the .Mac HomePage application for publishing new pages […]”

    I’m fairly certain that “over a year” constitutes a minimum of twelve months. As one might guess, twelve is greater than three.

  3. Jump wrote, “If Apple is going to do something like this they need to allow at least 3 months to allow us to move our pages over.”

    In response to which, I quote from the original email: “Over a year ago, [Apple] retired the .Mac HomePage application for publishing new pages […]”

    I’m fairly certain that “over a year” constitutes a minimum of twelve months. As one might guess, twelve is greater than three.

  4. “I’m fairly certain that “over a year” constitutes a minimum of twelve months. As one might guess, twelve is greater than three.”

    And at the time they said they would continue to support the homepage sites with NO INDICATION they would ever shut it down. Nice try though.

  5. “I’m fairly certain that “over a year” constitutes a minimum of twelve months. As one might guess, twelve is greater than three.”

    And at the time they said they would continue to support the homepage sites with NO INDICATION they would ever shut it down. Nice try though.

  6. @Jump
    You definitely did have fair warning that the .mac homepage was being EOL.

    In reality you should have all your content in iPhoto which can link directly to the MobileMe gallery. You also have a month’s notice before you can no longer view the content but the files will be saved on your iDisk in any case.

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