[How to] Get MobileMe Free equivalent by GuybrushT

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  1. GuybrushT

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    [How to] Get MobileMe Free equivalent [UPDATED] MAC "semi-compliant"

    EDIT: NOW MAC COMPLIANT, BUT ONLY FOR CONTACTS AT THE MOMENT


    If you are like me, I don't want to spend $99 to have a mobileme account. so this is a round up for those who would like to have the "push service" in their ipod/iphone for free!!.

    I know that you will not have 20 gigabytes, but come on...

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    First of all let me give the credits to consume1 and to tropsoilc, they gave the original info...
    I just make it work together in this how to...

    Step 1:
    Go to this page , hit "sign up now" button, make an account, once you finish it choose premium or basic, and then hit the checkmark for the 128 bit encryption.

    Step 2:
    Once in there go to options in the left side panel, and search for this options

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    there you have to choose your current time zone, and in "calendar options" be sure to set the day start time to 12:00 AM and for day end time too.

    Step 3:

    Now in your ipod go to

    Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add new account > Microsoft Exchange.

    just put in here the same info you entered in the step 1

    Email : your-username@mail2web.com
    Server : mobile.exchange.mail2web.com
    Username : your-username@mail2web.com
    Password : your password


    be sure you entered all the info!!!

    tap Save, if everything went ok the new account let you choose what do you want to sync. if something wrong happens check again, if the error persist just save it in that way.

    Now in the same menu (Mail, contacts, calendars) go down to the last options, and disable

    Time Zone Support (turn it off)


    Step 3-b Mac Users Only

    First of all you have to manage your contacts with Address Book.

    Open that app and go to preferences > general tab, there you have to tick the "syncronize with exchange", and then click on configure.

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    right after that you have to enter this in the Synchronization dialog,

    User Name: youremail@mail2web.com
    Password: your-password
    Server: https://exchange.mail2web.com/exchange/adampash@mail2web.com


    Be sure to enter correctly your info...

    then open up iSync, and go to preferences, tick the checkbox labeled "Show Status in Menu Bar", and then click the menu bar applet and choose Sync Now. doing this you should have synced your contacts with the mail2web server, and therefore with your iPod too...

    [info provided by a blog named "lifehacker"]


    Step 4:


    Go to this page hit "Register"

    Enter this

    Server: Microsoft Exchange
    URL: http://exchange.mail2web.com/exchange
    Email Address: your-username@mail2web.com
    Username: your-username@mail2web.com
    Password: your pass

    be sure to enter @mail2web.com in the email and username fields... now hit register and wait to get inside...

    Step 5:

    Now go to Downloads and then to desktop

    Download the software (12.5 mb) install it, and open it.

    Hit sync, and enter again:

    Username: your-username@mail2web.com
    Password: your password

    let it sync with the server

    and there you go!!!!

    Soon your iPod will have all your contacts, calendars and mail "pushed from the cloud" into your device, and it works both ways!!!

    You can forward any email account you have to this one, or if you are like me just to sync your calendars and your contacts.

    Any problems please just let me know.
    Hope it helps!!

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    EDIT:

    One downside its that if you have pictures in your contacts they don't sync with them... too bad lolz!
  2. consume1

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    awesome instructions!! but is this windows only?

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    You should be abe to completely skip step 4.
    We run an Exchange server at work behind a series of firewalls and all I did was enter my account info into the default Exchange settings in the email application and it works fine for real push email/calendar/contacts.
    Now if only it would do notes as well...

    For those of you with GMAIL accounts, jsut setup GMAIL to forward everything to the mail2web account.

    This is going to sound the death knell for Blackberry. We also run a Blackberry Enterprise Server ($$$) and all of us network engineers carry BB Curves.
    When our clients ask for the cheapest "business" email solution I always tell them to go with either one of the new Windows Mobile devices or the new iPhone 3G if they can stand the touchscreen keyboard. Never Palm (too long in the tooth) and never Blackberry. Why not Blackberry? Because of that damnable BES requirement + an additional $99 payout for each phone the BES server serves beyond the first one. For companies with more than a few mobile users that adds up. With Windows Mobile and iPhone not needing the additional purchase beyond that of the basic Exchange server software and hardware, Blackberry better come out with something to compete. I'm thinking hte ONLY way they can compete is to take the hit and start giving away BES.
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    mmmm yes, its windows only... the part of syncing with outlook and such.... maybe theres an equivalent to mac??
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    well you are lucky, cause i dont have exchange servers

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    You do with mail2web. Once you get all your info in there you're good to go.
    And Entourage 2008 isn't too bad for a Microsoft email product. The "My Day" mini-app that comes with Office 2008 for Mac is quite good and I keep it running all the time.
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    Is that really necessary? I thought it would work already "push" e-mail to your phone/ipod.
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    The reason mail2web is free is because you can only use the Outlook Web Access portal. You can't use any exchange programs. That's why he added step 4, so you can sync with microsoft outlook.
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    20 Gigs? Good god man.

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