More MobileMe outages, sync problems

Apple's MobileMe is becoming the new Twitter, with extended-duration outages now occuring every few days.

Apple's MobileMe is becoming the new Twitter, with extended-duration outages now occuring every few days. This is the image with which thousands of subscribers are being presented:

In the words of our readers:

  • "MobileMe mail is down again. Both incoming and outgoing mail servers don't respond to pings, so it's something infrastructure related at Apple. The MobileMe status page clearly says Mail is down, so there's no shying away from it on Apple's part, but still annoying." -- William Kucharski
  • "We have one of the simplest cases: a Dual G5 and an early model intel iMac. Both machines have the latest Leopard incarnation and all other Apple updates. All we want is the same calendar on both machines. And we get it, with no problems! However, MobileMe's iCal shows hardly any entries. The ones it shows are usually repeating events. And MobileMe shows "extra" null events that only have a "." for their name. So whereas synchronization between two macs is fine, very little shows up in MobileMe-iCal." -- Peter Roberts
  • "I am experiencing the same problem of not being able to use the mail.me.com incoming mail server for the MobileMe service. Each time I change it (in Mac OS X Mail) to mail.me.com, Mail automatically changes it back to mail.mac.com! Any help would be greatly appreciated." -- Jeff Dunning
  • "Yes, I also had a problem receiving incoming mail because when the MobileMe software update was installed on my computer, the setting for the incoming server was mail.mac.com instead of mail.me.com. I'm not sure why it did not update the incoming server. And when I tried to manually change the setting to mail.me.com, it would not save the change and kept reverting back to mail.mac.com. So I had to delete that account from my my mail program and set up a new IMAP account, inputting settings manually." -- Jonathan Fong

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