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Sudden MobileMe mail outage, Apple mum

updated 05:20 pm EDT, Mon August 11, 2008

MobileMe mail out

Reports are coming in from MobileMe users who cannot access email. Two MacNN writers said their mail stopped working Monday afternoon. A check of MobileMe webmail revealed a message reading: "Your MobileMe mail is currently unavailable." Apple's MobileMe status page, however, said all MobileMe functions were "operational." Even the special status blog set up amid Mobile Me's rocky launch has not been updated in nearly two weeks. Other users are reporting similar problems.

MobileMe has indeed suffered growing pains. Even CEO Steve Jobs admits MobileMe was "not up to Apple's Standards" at launch. A check of the "sytem status recent history" page shows outages still occurring on a consistent basis. The most recent report from August 9 said some users were unable to access MobileMe web apps due to "scheduled maintenance." Over the past two weeks, some members have had problems signing in, adjusting preferences on Windows machines, publishing from MobileMe, editing or pushing contacts, using "Back to My Mac" and host of other features.

There's no word as to how widespread the latest MobileMe Mail outage may be.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    mobileme sucks

    I used this service for a while now - and it really sucks!
    Since I don't even need all those features, I configured my own domain for use with Google Apps. XMPP (=Google Talk) and IMAP Mail work like charm! The only missing "link" was a solution which allows me to sync my addressbooks between my Macbook and my iMac - but I found a software called fruux - which also works like charm and it's free. Apple should probably just drop MobileMe, design nice hardware and build nice operating systems - it really looks like they have no idea howto run good webservices.

  1. lkrupp

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Two MacNN writers...

    Obviously the entire system is down. After all if two people have the same problem then everyone is having the same problem. Just visit the Apple discussion forums to see how that logic plays out.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MM offline here again too

    Was off again here in Tokyo at 0600 but came back on again at 0630 (12 July). Am also told it is still off in London too.

  1. prezmcmahon

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Sync to iPhone problems

    I noticed the problem several hours ago when my iPhone wouldn't send/receive email to the MobileMe servers. It started to work a little while ago, but is currently still having issues.

  1. mycintosh

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Same to me

    got the Error, that the IMAP Server returned an error. But i was able to access my Mails online via

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Sudden MobileMe Fix

    Apple posts specifics on status page, including link to knowledge base article.

    MacNN mum....

    Ah the trials and tribulations of pretending to be journalists.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Epic FAIL Continues...

    Nice going, Apple..... Geeze, if people over there aren't being fired over this MobileFAIL fiasco, then they NEED to be.

    If I were Jobs I'd be totally embarrassed by this, and probably have Cube flashbacks.

    EVERYONE who was involved with MobileMe needs to be FIRED. Period. End of story. Bring in some Google folk to run the damn thing already...

    You FAIL, Apple. Bring back .Mac ASAP.

  1. macmonkey13

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MobileMe - Los Angeles

    Today is my first outage with MobileME.
    It was going along fine this morning & then starting around noon today nothing Y& I have had no access since.

  1. resuna

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Steve shoulda known the name was cursed.

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Mine works

    As always, mine works fine. But alas, MacNN reports the vocal minority.

    Google Mail has an outage a few days ago, and everyone is mum. But Mobile Me has an outage for a handful of people, and fire rains down from the heavens. Oh the hypocracy of it all.

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