Canadian Mac Forums at ehMac banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,579 Posts
You might want to use it just as one of the easiest ways of transferring your old emails over from your PC. This is what I did, back when it was called iTools. Just configure Outlook Express or whatever to use the .Mac IMAP account and copy all your emails to the Inbox on the IMAP server. Then connect to that IMAP account on the 17"er, and drag all those emails from INBOX under the .Mac mail account to INBOX under "On My Mac". After that you can remove the .Mac email account and forget it ever existed if you like.
If you want some formal instructions for this, see www.apple.com/switch - it is there somewhere.

P.S. do the same thing for "Sent Messages" or whatever.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,579 Posts
For files you might use the iDisk - it's 100MB, but if you have a CD burner or an ethernet cable they would be your best bet for files. Files are not a big deal unless you have to convert them.

The email thing is a really great thing for switchers like us; no exporting and importing. I guess you don't really need .Mac to do this though, any IMAP email should work, right? For example, http://www.saintmail.com/ has a 30-day trial if you don't mind using a Christian site, and there are probably others.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,579 Posts
Back again! Also wanted to mention that a Windows iPod should also work for casual file transfers, since Mac supports FAT filesystem on whole drives even though it doesn't support FAT on a partition. Plus I think you can use Windows Update to convert a Mac iPod to a Windows iPod.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,579 Posts
Yep - if you have the two computers you are transferring to/from in close proximity to one another (which should never be a problem if you have a laptop), my vote is for the network. If you have a hub, great, if not, an ethernet cable will do, you don't even need a crossover with the new powerbooks.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top