MobileMe Beta FAQ posted

H Apple δημοσίευσε ένα FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) σχετικά με την beta έκδοση του νέου MobileMe και ξεκίνησε να μοιράζει τις προσκλήσεις.

H νέα beta έκδοση του MobileMe είναι διαθέσιμη σε όσους εξέφρασαν το ενδιαφέρον τους, ενώ η Apple δημοσίευσε κάποιες ερωταπαντήσεις σε συχνά προβλήματα/απορίες των χρηστών.


What is the MobileMe Mail beta?

The MobileMe Mail beta is a preview of the new version of the mail web application. MobileMe Mail beta includes a completely new interface with a new widescreen view, improved performance, and powerful new features that make it easier to use than ever. Using the beta is completely voluntary and you can leave it at any time.

What features are new?

  • Widescreen and compact views
  • Rules to keep your email organized everywhere
  • Single-click archiving
  • Message formatting toolbar
  • Improved performance
  • Increased security with SSL

More information about new features is available here.

How do I request an invitation to the beta?

To join the MobileMe Mail beta, log in to In the lower-left corner, click the “Request an invitation” link.

If you do not see the link then you already have requested an invitation. You will receive an email notification when you have been added to the beta and can start using it.

I received an invitation. How do I join the beta?

If you received an invitation, then you have already been added to the beta and you don’t need to take any further action. Simply sign into to begin using the MobileMe Mail beta.

Note: You will receive an email notification when you have been added to the beta and can start using it.

What languages are supported?

The MobileMe Mail beta is currently available in English.

What browsers are supporting the beta?

Safari 4 (Mac and PC), Firefox 3.6 (Mac and PC), and Internet Explorer 8 (PC) are fully supported.

Do I need to change any settings in Mac OS X Mail, or on my iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch?

You don’t have to change any of your current settings on any of your devices. Your MobileMe Mail account will continue to work as expected in Mac OS X Mail, and on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. For help setting up your MobileMe account on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, visit the MobileMe Setup instructions.

Are there changes to how push email works on my iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch?

No. New messages are pushed to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch automatically, and you’re notified when they arrive.
If I have a Family Pack account and my account is enrolled in the beta, will anything change for the other accounts set up on my Family Pack subscription?

Only the user of the MobileMe account requesting the invitation will participate in the beta. Other Family Member accounts will be unaffected unless individual users also request to join the beta.

I already have rules in Mac OS X Mail; will they work in the beta?

Yes, but the rules you set up during the MobileMe Mail beta will be applied as messages come in to MobileMe, so they may override any rules you’ve set up in Mac OS X Mail. To avoid duplicate rules:

  • Create rules at, and leave your Mac OS X Mail rules in place.
  • Then disable the duplicate rules on your Mac for a few days. Make sure you’re happy with the results.
  • When you’re sure you’re happy with your rules at, then delete your rules on your Mac.

I’d like to stop using the beta, what do I need to do?

You may stop using the MobileMe Mail beta at any time during the beta. To leave, select “Leave the Mail Beta” from the action (gear) menu while logged in to MobileMe Mail.
I left the beta and now I want back in. Can I re-join the beta?

If you were already invited to the beta, you can re-join by signing in at
How do I report issues and give feedback during the beta?

First, please check the MobileMe Mail Beta Known Issues article to see if the issue you’ve encountered has already been reported. If it hasn’t or if you just want to send us your feedback about the beta, click the Feedback link in the lower-leff corner of the MobileMe beta window. We unfortunately cannot respond individually to feedback or issues reported.

If you would just like to opt out of the beta, select the action (gear) menu in the upper-right corner of the MobileMe Mail beta and choose “Leave the Mail Beta.”

Note: One-on-one Support is not available for the MobileMe Mail beta.

Are there keyboard shortcuts to use in the MobileMe Mail Beta?

The following keyboard shortcuts are available:

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