.Mac migration to MobileMe hits some roadblocks

The .Mac service remains inaccessible hours after the schedule migration of the service to .Me.

This post has been updated. See below.

The migration of Apple's .Mac service to the new MobileMe service apparently didn't go as smoothly as it could have.

The scheduled changeover of users' .Mac accounts to MobileMe, or .Me accounts, was scheduled for 6 p.m. to midnight PDT Wednesday. The migration was then pushed back to 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

But Thursday at 11 a.m. PDT, neither service was accessible, at least to several people in San Francisco. Reader Deidre Wyeth also complained that .Mac account photos were inaccessible Thursday, and instead the site redirected to the Apple.com/MobileMe page.

Apple spokeswoman Khyati Shah said migration was complete Wednesday night, and as of Thursday morning Me.com should display .Mac users' mail, calendars, photos. She insisted that the pages were working for her, but said she would check into it.

In the meantime, we'll see if we can find out more. Anyone else having issues reaching their .Mac or .Me accounts? Let us know in the comments.

Update: At 11:50 a.m. PDT, the Me.com site was accessible again, though Mac.com still appears to be down.

Update: At 12:30 pm. PDT, Me.com appears to be down again.

CNET Reviews' Elsa Wenzel contributed to this report.

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