MobileMe mail and Internet Explorer 6

Christopher Breen
24 February, 2009
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Just because you like MobileMe, doesn’t mean your IT department does too. Many workplaces have tightly bedded-down application policies that force employees to use certain Web browsers — so what do you do when the company standard isn’t capable of accessing MobileMe?

My very general advice about dealing with recalcitrant IT departments is to bring them a large box of doughnuts, thank them kindly for all their hard work (hard work that they’re never thanked for, by the way), and then leave without uttering another word. Repeat the next week. On the third week, bring the doughnuts and then, just before you leave, say “You know, there is one little thing…” and then explain your situation as politely as possible. With luck (and the power of deep-fried dough) IT may come up with a solution.

In the meantime, fire up Internet Explorer and travel to SoftCom Technology’s Mail2web. This is a web-based email retrieval service. All you need to do is enter your MobileMe account name and password and click Check Mail. In a few seconds, a web page appears with your email on it. Just as you can with other web mail services, you can reply to or forward messages you receive as well as create new e-mail messages. When you create a new message, the Reply To field is automatially filled in with the email address you’re in the process of checking—so, if you’re checking example@me.com, the Reply To field (the address any reply will be sent to) is also example@me.com.

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