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Part 9. Living Online > Setting Up a .Mac Account

Setting Up a .Mac Account

Choose Apple menu, System Preferences, and click the .Mac icon.

Click Learn More to go to the .Mac web page.

Click the Free Trial button to see the sign-up page. Enter the requested information and click Continue.

INTRODUCTION

.Mac is Apple's own set of web services, including email, a custom website, online storage space (iDisk), e-cards, and more. It costs $99 per year, but the first two months are free—so why not give it a try? Many .Mac services are accessible directly from your Mac desktop—such as file storage on your iDisk—and others are based on the .Mac website.


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What's an iDisk?

An iDisk is your hard drive on the Internet. It's storage space on an Apple server that belongs just to you. You can use it to store pictures for your .Mac web page, for backing up your important files, or to hold anything you want.


Make a note of your account settings; then return to System Preferences and click the Sign In tab in .Mac preferences.

Enter your new .Mac username and password.

Click the iDisk tab, and then click Start to create a copy of your iDisk on your hard drive.


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