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Some MobileMe users are having difficulties accessing their MobileMe mail today. Macgasm noticed it first, and some of the staff at MacRumors have been having sporadic difficulties connecting via both IMAP and the MobileMe member page at me.com.

Apple's MobileMe system status page states the obvious:

Some MobileMe members may be unable to access MobileMe Mail. Normal service will be restored ASAP. We apologize for any inconvenience.

But, Apple is aware of the problem and is actively working to fix it.

MobileMe subscribers don't get a service level agreement, or SLA, for their $99 annual subscription fee, and Apple notes in the MobileMe terms of service that the service is provided "as is" and on an "as available" basis, and provides no warranty that the "service will be timely, uninterrupted, secure or error-free".

Top Rated Comments

Skika Avatar
167 months ago
Can anyone tell me what is MobileMe Mail supposed to do?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stang68 Avatar
167 months ago
Alliteration
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hob Avatar
167 months ago
Erik's Esoteric Eyeopener Ended Eggishly.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
noire anqa Avatar
167 months ago
This is so true. A little while ago I started getting all these undeliverable email alerts in Chinese and noticed a ton of outgoing messages in my sent folder all in Chinese. I contacted Google and they said it was because my password was not strong enough. Huh? So it was my fault? I had already used a strong password and only used that for gmail and someone still hacked it. Since then I do not use gmail for anything confidential.
Interesting, yeah if you really do have a strong password; long, not based on a dictionary word, and with enough numbers and case variation - i'd bet my ass someone is snooping your machine or your network.

Most people seem to think "myPa55w0rd" is a strong password ..
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tny Avatar
167 months ago
This is so true. A little while ago I started getting all these undeliverable email alerts in Chinese and noticed a ton of outgoing messages in my sent folder all in Chinese. I contacted Google and they said it was because my password was not strong enough. Huh? So it was my fault? I had already used a strong password and only used that for gmail and someone still hacked it. Since then I do not use gmail for anything confidential.

If you really have a strong password, is very possible that there's a machine on your subnet that is infected with a virus that's doing DPI on all ethernet or wireless traffic looking for authentications. Use TLS or SSL encryption with your email authentication (STARTTLS or SMTPS/IMAPS).
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NAG Avatar
167 months ago
Anything related to the 22nd May thing? o.O

They have scheduled calendar maintenance today. The mail down time (that I experienced) wasn't scheduled (the support page, as usual didn't update the status to broken for hours).
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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