You may have noticed I haven’t done these everyday. I decided to wait until I actually had something to write about, rather than just filling this article with pointless junk. So, it’s going to take more than a total of 30 days to get through the whole thing, but I think when we’re done, it will be a better overall look at the iPhone experience.
After getting fed up with Gmail last week, I decided to take a look at .Mac mail, based on reader feedback. I have never really been into the idea of giving Apple $100 dollars a year for the .Mac service, as very little of it appeals to me, but with the “Back to Mac” feature announced at WWDC, the recently upgraded Mail application, and the promise from Jobs to “make up for lost time” with .Mac very soon, I decided to finally give my 60 day trial a shot. At this rate it will expire shortly before Leopard is released, and hopefully we’ll know a little more about what it has to offer, but I can tell you right now, I’m already sold on the mail alone.
.Mac Mail does what Yahoo and Gmail SHOULD do, which is WORK on my iPhone. All three of my inboxes, the iPhone, my Desktop, and the web based Mail are constantly in sync. If I do something to one, all three sync up to create a consistent workflow. Plus, my gmail account is still forwarding to my .Mac mail, and archiving its copies on Google’s servers for me.
As of right now I haven’t given out my new .Mac address to more than handful of people because I didn’t want to give anyone an email address I wasn’t going to keep (I already made that mistake with the Yahoo account), but I have to say that I am loving the email experience with the iPhone now that I’m using .Mac.
At first, I was just happy to have email on my phone…then I got over that and Yahoo and Gmail became terribly frustrating…but now, with .Mac mail I’m back to being very happy with my email experience on my iPhone.