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Chapter 5. Showing Photos Onscreen > To set up a .Mac account

To set up a .Mac account

1.
Choose System Preferences from the Apple menu to open the System Preferences window, and then click the .Mac icon to display the .Mac preference pane (the Internet preference pane in Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar) (Figure 5.26).

Figure 5.26. To start setting up a .Mac account, click the Sign Up button in the .Mac preference pane, which takes you to a .Mac signup page in your Web browser.


2.
Make sure you're connected to the Internet and click the Sign Up button.

Your default Web browser launches and takes you to the .Mac home page. Click the Free Trial button.

3.
Enter your information in the fields provided (Figure 5.27). When you're done, click Continue.

Figure 5.27. Enter your information in the .Mac signup page, and click Continue.


Your browser displays a summary page (Figure 5.28), offers you the chance to send an iCard announcing the fact that you have an optional new email address (yourusername@mac.com), and takes you to the .Mac home page.

Figure 5.28. A confirmation page appears; copy the username and password from that page to the .Mac preference pane and you're done.


4.
Return to the .Mac preference pane, and enter your new .Mac member name and password.

5.
Close the System Preferences window.

✓ Tip

  • Since many people have registered .Mac accounts, you may need to choose a more awkward username than would be ideal. Try combining your first name and last name and, if all else fails, add a number.



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