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.Mac storage upped to 250 mb
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Sep 29, 2004, 10:01 AM
 
I just signed onto my account and went to look at how much space my email was taking up when i noticed I now have 250 mb of storage. I can allocate that between email and iDisk in any manner i choose via a drop down menu. I guess this is why .Mac has been offline. No mention of the enhancement on the .Mac page as of yet. Its about time they did something like this. I was tired of the low email space I had.
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Sep 29, 2004, 10:32 AM
 
GREAT. i won a free year membership to .mac and wasn't sure if i should renew it or not, but with 250 of storage now i will

btw it's officially posted on mac.com
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 10:39 AM
 
Been waiting for this. Let's see all the naysayers now. Attachments bumped up to 10MB, which is nice. And other features. I would have renewed (coming on Oct 1) at full price but I got this year's .mac renewal for US$5 (got it half price from a pc dude who won it in a lucky draw, then get a further discount from buying my PB17 last month.

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Sep 29, 2004, 10:49 AM
 
Yeah i just saw that attachement thing. Thats a BIG improvement as well! Finally!
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Sep 29, 2004, 11:08 AM
 
...finally.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 11:14 AM
 
On the .mac page it says 125MB for email and 125MB for iDisk. That's hardly much of a storage increase for the iDisk, but it's a huge mail improvement. dotmac.info says you can adjust the amount of storage for each feature though. If that's true the .mac page is a bit misleading.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 11:19 AM
 
Originally posted by G-Force:
On the .mac page it says 125MB for email and 125MB for iDisk. That's hardly much of a storage increase for the iDisk, but it's a huge mail improvement. Those limits are silly. Why not just make it 250MB for everything and not put seperate limits on mail and iDisk?
That's a default figure.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 11:48 AM
 
To change the ratio of e-mail to iDisk storage space, go to your Account settings at www.mac.com and click the Storage Settings button. You can then alter the ratio to something that better suits your usage of both (e.g. I have very little in the way of e-mail stored so I set the ratio to 50MB for e-mail and 200MB for the iDisk).

A welcome update to the service for sure...
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 11:51 AM
 
"Let's see all the naysayers now."

Hello!

I was a naysayer, but you won't hear more from me on the subject because they've just given us what all us naysayers wanted - more storage and bigger emails.

You should be thanking us, not mocking us.
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Sep 29, 2004, 11:55 AM
 
I still say "nay", but just for fun. Being a yaysayer just isn't my thing.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 12:02 PM
 
Originally posted by siMac:
"Let's see all the naysayers now."

Hello!

I was a naysayer, but you won't hear more from me on the subject because they've just given us what all us naysayers wanted - more storage and bigger emails.

You should be thanking us, not mocking us.
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Sep 29, 2004, 01:38 PM
 
What a coincidence: I was just looking over my iDisk this morning seeing if I needed to clear out some old photo albums I posted to my iDisk from iPhoto. And, I was tired of getting those "your mac.com mail is nearing its storage limit" messages. I am not sure I get my $100 out of .Mac, but I probably get at least $74.38.
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Sep 29, 2004, 02:12 PM
 
I was on the fence about renewing (up in two weeks) but now that i have the extra space it is worth it for me. the one thing that sis scare me is the "extra" $50 they are willing to charge you for 1gb of storage. I would love to have that but I think I know someone who has an extra invitation to Gmail. Care less about their email but could use the storage for important backups.
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Sep 29, 2004, 02:35 PM
 
Are email-only accounts still 5MB or did they upgrade too?
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 02:37 PM
 
Originally posted by macintologist:
Are email-only accounts still 5MB or did they upgrade too?
They are now 50Mb
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 02:44 PM
 
You can adjust the size of your e-mail and iDisk, which is nice. Go to .mac, then accounts.

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Sep 29, 2004, 02:48 PM
 
I thought .Mac was just effing up, but very cool. I just uploaded a 160GB QT movie to my Dad.
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Sep 29, 2004, 03:17 PM
 
Cool!
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 03:26 PM
 
I was going to renew anyways, but it's good to see that Apple remains committed to the .mac services they offer and they aren't just letting them die on the tree. I would imagine it's a profitable enterprise for them.

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Sep 29, 2004, 03:32 PM
 
Originally posted by scottiB:
I thought .Mac was just effing up, but very cool. I just uploaded a 160GB QT movie to my Dad.
Liar.

160MB?

     
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Sep 29, 2004, 03:34 PM
 
Does anyone remember what the old email size was?
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 03:39 PM
 
Originally posted by Dale Sorel:
Does anyone remember what the old email size was?
I think it was 15 MB.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 04:58 PM
 
This is awesome! I had purchased extra e-mail storage last year (25MB) and this upgrade came along at the right time. I was considering dumping a bunch of e-mail just to be able to ditch the extra mail charge, but with the new improvements I'm free of the extra charge and now I can assign myself some extra mail space.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 05:01 PM
 
Originally posted by bradoesch:
I think it was 15 MB.
Yay! That means my iDisk is now going to be 235MB
     
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Cool.

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Sep 29, 2004, 06:09 PM
 
Nice. I now have a gig of space to play with for $20 cheaper.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 08:49 PM
 
Originally posted by manofsteal:
Liar.

160MB?

Ack. And I'm a proofreader for crissakes.
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Sep 29, 2004, 08:54 PM
 
This is very nice. and Very Wellcome!

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Sep 29, 2004, 09:18 PM
 
Does anyone think .mac will ever have something where we can assign our own domain names to the homepage aspect of .mac?

I've been waiting and hoping for a feature like that but didn't want to ditch .mac or get another webhosting solution at the same time.

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Sep 29, 2004, 09:31 PM
 
So I see how to adjust the ratio of iDisk to Mail storage from the .Mac site, but how does that update to my local iDisk? I have it set up to automatically sync, and it's still synching, and not currently giving the "Your iDisk size does not match" error. But the local iDisk is still reporting the old size even though the .Mac system preference panel shows the correct size. I can't log out right now as I'm working on some stuff, but would that do it?
     
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Originally posted by beverson:
So I see how to adjust the ratio of iDisk to Mail storage from the .Mac site, but how does that update to my local iDisk? I have it set up to automatically sync, and it's still synching, and not currently giving the "Your iDisk size does not match" error. But the local iDisk is still reporting the old size even though the .Mac system preference panel shows the correct size. I can't log out right now as I'm working on some stuff, but would that do it?
You have to turn off the local iDisk and turn it back on to see the changes.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 09:54 PM
 
Originally posted by Dale Sorel:
You have to turn off the local iDisk and turn it back on to see the changes.
Really? Hmm, that kinda sucks. It takes a long-ass time for my local iDisk to be re-created.

Thanks.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 09:58 PM
 
with so many renewals (including mine) due at the beginning of october i suspected that there would be an increase like this - they're not stupid, they knew they had to in order to be at all competitive. took away any remaining doubts i had about renewing.
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Sep 29, 2004, 10:40 PM
 
well this is very cool for me.

question for you. My wife has an email address that I paid for,
1. will this be renued with mine this there?
2. what is the size of her email, it cant be included in the 250 can it?

Other than that, its cool!

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Originally posted by SeSawaya:
well this is very cool for me.

question for you. My wife has an email address that I paid for,
1. will this be renued with mine this there?
2. what is the size of her email, it cant be included in the 250 can it?

Other than that, its cool!

Kent
Kent:

1.) Yes, it will be.

2.) It's not part of your 250MB and Apple upped the storage from the "extra e-mail only" account from 10MB to 50MB today as well.
     
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Originally posted by MikeD:
Does anyone think .mac will ever have something where we can assign our own domain names to the homepage aspect of .mac?

I've been waiting and hoping for a feature like that but didn't want to ditch .mac or get another webhosting solution at the same time.

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Wow! I didn't know you could change the amount of space dedicated to email or vice version, to iDisk. Was this always the case?

Also, this is a timely update, as I was beginning to worry about the amout of email space I had remaining. I had 8 megs of email in a little over a year, and I didn't like going over the halfway mark.

By the way, I know that isn't as much email as most people get, but I generally hate email with a passion.
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A very welcome upgrade. And not before time.
     
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Why should I have to manually divide the 250 MB between E-Mail and iDisk? Can't this be done automatically?
     
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Originally posted by businezguy:
Wow! I didn't know you could change the amount of space dedicated to email or vice version, to iDisk. Was this always the case?
No, this changed when they upped the storage to 250 MB.
     
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Originally posted by danengel:
Why should I have to manually divide the 250 MB between E-Mail and iDisk? Can't this be done automatically?
You don't have to, unless you want to change the default settings.

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Originally posted by Randman:
You don't have to, unless you want to change the default settings.
I mean, why is the total 250 MB statically (though configurable) divided between email and iDisk? Why isn't the entire space used for whatever there is, be it mail or data?
     
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Originally posted by danengel:
I mean, why is the total 250 MB statically (though configurable) divided between email and iDisk? Why isn't the entire space used for whatever there is, be it mail or data?
I presume because dynamically changing the space would wreak havoc with mirrored iDisk volumes on people's desktops.

As it is, I'm having trouble getting my new, improved 1009MB iDisk mirrored correctly (either never shows up during syncing, or it mounts as a 100MB disk, then balks because there's more than 100MB of data stored online). And this is after unmounting and trashing my 'old' iDisk, logging out, restarting, etc. Its not happy (unless access is via WebDAV only and not mirrored locally).
     
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This really isn't the right forum for .Mac issues. As of now, the lounge is the best place. Continue the discussion here please.
     
   
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