Gnarlodious <invalid.> writes:
If all you really want is the IMAP service, .Mac has _always_
been a miserably bad deal.
If you are using the filestorage (webDAV), the web publishing,
the antivirus and, most difficult to te, the iSync stuff,
you may or may not be getting your money's worth.
I, personally, have no use for any of that except the IMAP,
and so avoid Apple's .Mac deal. Besides, their SMTP is
misconfigured such that it forces you to use your mac.com
address rather than just, sensibly, using SMTP-Auth correctly.
Alternatives? There are many. See Nancy McGough's
IMAP Server information site and list of service providers.
I, personally, use Fastmail.FM and have been _very_ happy
with them, except for one day a few weeks ago when the
system was down, for the first time in my experience, for
more than a couple of minutes. But it's a very well run
shop, their IMAP is maintained properly, they offer real
authenticated SMTP, and the best WebMail I've ever used
on the 'net.
[just a satisfied customer, etc. etc. ]
Plain Bread alone for e-mail, thanks. The rest gets trashed.
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