Apple's .Mac service provides oodles of features, but are you making the most of your membership? In this 193-page book by Macintosh expert Joe Kissell, you'll find help with all the features, whether you are just getting started and want to customize your .Mac preferences or you've been using .Mac for years but have never tried to use .Mac's advanced capabilities.
Along with covering commonly known capabilities like email and iDisk online storage, Take Control of .Mac explains how to use .Mac's many other powerful features: Groups lets you set up mailing lists and members-only Web sites; .Mac Sync helps you coordinate bookmarks, calendars, contacts, keychains, and more among your Macs; Mail lets you read your mac.com account's email in a Web browser; and HomePage lets you make a simple Web site. .Mac also integrates with the whizzy new photo/movie Web Galleries in iLife and Aperture, facilitates iCal-based calendar sharing, and serves as a default host for Web sites you make with iWeb.
Read this book to learn the answers to questions such as:
What changed with .Mac's capabilities in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard?
How do I use my .Mac email address in my email program on my Mac?
Should I use Backup to make backups to .Mac, along with Time Machine?
How do I access my iDisk from Windows XP and Vista?
Can I run a private mailing list via .Mac Groups?
How do I add movies and photos to my Web Gallery?
How do I use .Mac to sync my bookmarks and calendar between Macs?
What's the difference between creating Web sites with iWeb and HomePage?
How can I configure my AirPort Extreme so it will work with Back to My Mac?
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Table of Contents
- Read Me First
- .Mac Quick Start
- Get to Know .Mac
Communicate Using .Mac Mail
- Access .Mac Mail over the Web
- Access .Mac Email Using Apple Mail
- Access .Mac Email Using Other Email Clients
- Use Email Aliases
- Add Email-Only Accounts
- Keep Your Information in Sync
- Work with Contacts, Calendars, and Bookmarks
Store and Share Files with iDisk
- Explore Your iDisk
- Share Files
- Access an iDisk
- Back Up Your Files
Create and Publish a Web Site
- Create a Site Using HomePage
- Create a Site Using iWeb
- Create a Site Using Your Own Tools
- Share Your Media from iLife
Collaborate Using .Mac Groups
- Why Use a Group?
- Create a Group
- Add Content to Your Group Home Page
- Add and Manage Group Members
- Modify Group Settings
- Edit Your Profile
- Contact Another Member
- Exchange Messages with the Group
- Use the Group iDisk
- Transfer Group Ownership
- Delete a Group
- Access Your Mac Remotely
- Save Money on Your .Mac Membership
- A. Account Conversion Methods
- About This Book
- Featured Titles
- Title: Take Control of .Mac
- Release date: May 2007
- Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
- ISBN: None