OS X V10.7 Lion :: Blew Up MobileMe Moving To ICloud
Jun 1, 2012
I think I blew up my MobileMe. I had recently moved my Mac over to Lion, so was ready to make the switch from Me to iCloud. I found the process somewhat confusing over the course of things (which took place in stages over several weeks). Somehow I ended up with two AppleIDs. Fortunately, all my purchases were with the old, main one. But when I moved to iCloud, it moved it with the new one. I ended up deleting the iCloud new accound off my iPhone and iPad and reinstating the original ID there. But probably lost all that was in my Me account (I think a couple of photos and some files that were on the iDisk). I'm mostly posting this so others will possibly check their accounts before making the move to iCloud. Others might not be so lucky to not lose anything important in this switch.
I have an old pre-Intel G5 Mac desktop and want to keep using Mobile me Mail and Entourage because they work so well and I have been using them for 10 years. I cannot get the mail system to work having moved everything else to iCloud. Followed the instructions but it just does not work and the mail.mac.com server will not accept my password. Any ideas?
BACK UP YOUR MobileMeDATA before 6/30!!How to back up MobileMe data.If you have a non-supported Apple device or Mac (iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2nd Gen, and/or any Mac running 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard)Ready to move your MobileMe email address only to iCloud?
1.You will click on Next Not All My Devices Meet Requirements† 2.Read and accept the Terms of Service 3.Click OK.Notice when you look at you inbox, you will see the following.Located at the bottom left corner of your email account at me.com.You can still access the MobileMe email on your devices.
1.Your MobileMe email address will not be moved to iCloud right away.
2.The email account will automatically move to iCloud after June 30th, the ending of MobileMe.
3. The MobileMe email address can be accessed at url.. Email settings on the iOS device or computer don't have to be changed.5. You can access your mail at url.After June 30th, ALL iCloud features will be avaliable to those whoes devices meet the system requirements.For those whoes devices don't meet the requirements, they can still goto url...After June 30th, the rest of the MobileMe account will be moved to iCloud.Mail server information.If you still don't have a supported Apple device, you can use icloud.com to access your data via the web using one of the following browsers: Safari 5 or laterFirefox 5 or later Internet Explorer 8 or laterChrome 12 or later.
You can also use the Apple Discussion To Manually Set iCloud mail on 10.6.8: Apple Support Communities.†The steps there can be used to set up the account manually.Please know setting up the mail account on the Mac that is not using Lion or an iOS device that is not on iOS 5, is AT WILL. Apple doesn't support iCloud on Non-Apple devices.Not ready to move to iCloud mail yet?†You can bypass the move to iCloud screen above by clicking the cloud icon on the top left corner.Then click on the dock item you would like to swich to.†
Info: iCloud, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Setup iCloud on 10.6.8
I'm on 10.6.8 and chose the option to keep my email working after the iCloud move. It isn't working however. Do I need to take some additional steps to make it work again? I can't set up iCloud because I'm still on 10.6.8 and don't see it in the systems preferences.
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
After moving Mobile Me to iCloud, I am having 2 problems with the Mail application.†On my Laptop running Lion, I'm not able to send email using my ".me" account. Error message says "connections to the server 'p99-smtp.mail.me.com' on the default ports timed out." The incoming mail server is now showing "p99-imap.mail.me.com."†I do appear to be receiving mail to my .me accounts.†On my Power PC G5 (running OSX 10.5.8) I am no longer receiving mail from my .me account.
I installed Lion on one of my MacBooks and am moving to iCloud from Mobile Me. I need to keep using 10.6.8 on my work MacBook for use with Adobe applications that I use daily. Will I stilll be able to access my Mail account on the MacBook that isn't running Lion?
Info:MacBook (13-inch Aluminum Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
the emails I have not deleted from my mac-book will not be available after I switch to iCloud?¬†Also, I have an iPhone4 and an original iPad.¬† Will these, along with my mac-book, still be compatible?¬†IE synched?
In the past, if I didn't move forward when Apple moved forward, all that happened was that I did not have access to new features.This time, with the demise of MobileMe and the introduction of iCloud, if I don't move forward I lose features, but even worse, even if I do move forward, I still lose features.¬†In particular, the lack of syncronization under iCloud of Mail's Rules, Accounts, and Smart Mailboxes means that on our several machines I have to manually do updates multiple times, which of course leads to multiple mistakes.¬†In my view, what Apple has done has the look and feel of customer abuse, something usually attributed to another large tech company.¬† I can't avoid losing functionality, whether or not I move forward with Apple.¬†
Iīm hesitating moving from mobile me gallery to icloud because Iīm afraid of losing my pictures. (I have 30 albums) If mobile me gallery is compressing the pictures? When I tried to download them as zipped files. The picture I opened was only 880 KB. How do I make a backup without reducing the quality of the pictures? Will I find my pictures in icloud if I move to icloud without having backup?
At transition, I initially want to keep my me.com/mac.com email and then (later) seamlessly move to Lion and full iCloud.¬† Will this be possible and if so, can anyone see necessary tweaking to ensure that my retained me.com email will continue to¬† forward or receive from external email accounts?¬†¬†
Accessing the URL me.com/move is not possible- browser redirects me to Find My iPhone. When I attempt to enter my legacy MobileMe address in the iCloud System Preference panel, I am prevented because it is taken despite the fact it is assigned to me. Infinite Loop of frustration: being constantly redirected by support documents to a page that does not exist.My me.com email address is verified in my Apple ID settings page.
I've had my MobileMe account since 2003. Had my three Macs since my first G4 and added to them as I could afford.I also have an iPhone 3G. All have access to my MobileMe.
I also have my website on MobileMe.¬†Can I ask, what happens, as I got a warning to switch, as my MobileMe will end soon, if I can't have Lion on my computers?My 11 years of connection to MobileMe will all be lost?¬†
I live in Greece and Mac prices are through the roof here. This is a forced upgrade tactic, I feel. Will there be no alternative to online mail for the lesser mortals without Lion?¬†
Could I have an answer, and not get deleted again, as, as the email states, time is running out.¬†
info: PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), G5, Mighty Mouse
I have no desire to upgrade my MBP 2010 to Lion, yet I have a MM account and use AddressBook, Mail, iCal, Facetime. What should I do? I'd rather sit it out 'till Mountain Lion is out. Can I still use said 3 apps?
I have a MBP 1,1 Core Duo which will not support Lion. I also have an iPad. I cannot upgrade to get iOS 5 features. I also am having problems seeing my me.com mail on my MBP in Mail and don't want to have to use Safari to get mail. What are my options short of buying a new Mac
My iMac is too old to upgrade to Lion, so when I switch from MobileMe to iCloud, I understand that I will no longer be able to use my desktop mail app to retrieve mail, and my calendars and contacts will no longer be in sync with my iPad and iPhone.¬† So when I switch over to iCoud, is there any work-around for this so that I can continue to use the desktop mail app on my iMac or otherwise get mail on my desktop, and keep my mail, calendars and contacts synced between my iMac, iPad and iPhone?
Info: MacBook, iMac, iPhone, eMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
I presently use Mobile Me for emails and back up. Mobile Me shuts down in June 2012 so I am looking to move to iCloud however the site tells me to download Lion which is fine BUT our Broadband is not able to download Lion as we live in a rural location. The Macbook I have is Snow Leopard.
Info: MacBook (13-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
I spent some time avoiding Lion after being part of seeding, even to the extent of buying a new MacPro last year, that would not require Lion. I wish to stay with Snow Leopard until a new OS apeals to me, might be Mountain Lion, might be Puma or Lynx. I now see that I have been caught out - MobileMe, iCal, iSync, iDisk etc will end and move (with limited comparability to MobileMac) to iCloud, and so far, it seems that this requires Lion exclusively!¬†
Is this really so? Has Apple really become so violently unfriendly to its friends and associates - its Users, that it will actively and knowingly ignore their pleas, for a return to intelligent Operating Systems and Applications - I was told recently that Apple was only interested in those who are not yet Mac users. This would be very sad.¬†
It does fit though with Apple's behaviour regarding FCP - I'd used used FCP since version 1, now I must stay with the ever aging version 7 or go to Adobe or Avid - neither of whom I enjoy working with. I might just have to invest huge money into a Heavyworks or Quantel system - I loathed FCPX! But really this is ultimately about Apple's direction. Why has it now become so narrow, when once it was possible to be many versions behind the current and still function?
Info: Mac Pro 2.66ghz DP 4 x 1Tbs, with 12 Gigs SDRAMM, Mac OS X (10.6), ext DROBO 2Tbs and FW 400+800 Terabyte LaCie Big drives
Harddrive blew on my macbook and its out of warranty. Can I just buy a harddrive and install it and put in the Mac OSX installation CD and it will be ok. Or is there something fancy formatting i would have to do before installing.
just 20 minutes ago my montior on the g3 was running fine and I left it go i come back to it and wake it no Screen nothing blew or popped is there is reset button also then agian something else happend my mouse and stuff isnt lit up either hard drive? all was working fine until know
I have a mobile me account which I have not used much, except for a gallery. After getting notice of mobile me ending, I can't seem to find if icloud will cost or not? Can someone direct me to that info?