More problems with MobileMe
MobileMe has, for the most part, been fine for me since its rocky release. However, there are a couple of things that just plain don't work.
You can use a personal domain name with your MobileMe web-sites, galleries etc, simply by entering the domain name in the settings panel, and adjusting the DNS settings for the domain to point at Apple's servers.
Great, except unlike with .Mac, the MobileMe preferences won't accept many valid domains, such as those ending ".me", ".co.uk", sub-domains, domain names with hyphens in them. Even though they are all valid domains, MobileMe say's they're not.
Secondly, with .Mac you could access your webmail with pretty much any crappy old browser. Not any more. You need IE7 (not even 6), Safari or Firefox.
This is totally unacceptable for people who need to access webmail from public computers in Libraries, Hotel Lobbies & Internet cafes, and from locked-down corporate computers, where you can't install or upgrade the usually installed IE6.
So, now thousands of MobileMe users cannot access their email. The whole point of webmail is that it should be accessible from anywhere you can get on the web.
If you dare post about it, (even some constructive feedback suggesting an alternative basic webmail client for those who need it), on Apple's MobileMe forums, your post is likely to be deleted by the forum moderators.
I'm what some may regard as an Apple fanboy (although not the vocal type), but Apple's arrogance is even starting to piss me off considerably now.
Apple continues to say that only 1% of users are affected by most issues. They've removed their technical support email links from the Support site. They delete posts from the Discussion Forums, and they don't reply to support requests when you can get to send them.
It's just not acceptable for a paid-for service.
I have to resort to picking up my MobileMe email via GMail when using a non IE7/Safari/Firefox PC, so why am I paying for a supposedly superior service from Apple?