[NTLK] OT: MobileMe

DWDMGUY dwdmguy at optonline.net
Sat Feb 20 13:24:28 EST 2010

Having five email accounts is not for the single use of $99 per year  
but the family use of $150 per year.
Still worth every penny but just to be clear.......

On Feb 20, 2010, at 12:52 PM, Ryan wrote:

> Hi:
> Just wondering if there are any other MobileMe users out there?  I  
> got finished setting everything up over the past week, and am pretty  
> happy.  However, there are some tricks and things to implement to  
> really make it all work well.  For starters, uploading files to  
> iDisk via the Finder is really slow, and I don't use the iDisk sync  
> because I don't want to be syncing from MobileMe>my computer.  I  
> just want to sync a couple of folders from my computer>MobileMe.   
> The way some people do it is to sync their iDisk to their computer,  
> and just use those files/folders instead of using the standard OS X  
> file system.
> At any rate, dragging and dropping files to iDisk via the Finder is  
> painfully slow.  So is having an automated file copy to iDisk via an  
> Automator script.
> So I authored a better Automator script for MobileMe: it automates  
> the copy of just a select few folders over to iDisk via Transmit.   
> Transmit is so much faster than the Finder for uploading files to  
> iDisk, and you can select just the files and folders you want to  
> sync.  I set it up as an iCal plugin, so it runs every week.  I can  
> change the frequency in iCal.  It only copies over those files that  
> have been modified within the last 2 weeks.  This means that it will  
> not copy over all of the files every time the script runs.  It is  
> working pretty well.  No need for an external hard drive now.   
> Although for movies and other larger files, the external hard drive  
> is still not obsolete.
> Another great feature of MobileMe is the ability to use Email  
> aliases.  You can have up to 5.  That means you can hide your real  
> address when, for example, you want to sign up for some service or  
> online account.  All mail comes into your main MobileMe inbox.  No  
> need to use other junker addresses from Yahoo, etc.  When you start  
> getting too much spam, just delete the alias and the mail stops  
> coming in.
> Thank you,
> Ryan
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