The .Mac system status last night and this morning shares the news: RIM apparently isn't the only company to suffer outages. .Mac had a bit of a problem last night (as reported at TUAW, .Mac has never been reliable enough for yours-truly). This has, of course, set off a frenzy of speculation that the Mobile Me / Just Me rebranding of the services was imminent -- or at least getting prepared for. Maybe as service was restored this morning it was restored on Google's servers?
Dare to dream, friend.
100% of members were unable to access mail using an IMAP client. Normal service has been restored. 5.30.2008 :: 22:00 - 01:00 PST Due to scheduled maintenance from 10:00PM to 1:00AM PST, Some .Mac members could not access .Mac Mail. Normal service has been restored. We apologize for any inconvenience.
We righteously and from a position of absolute certainty mocked the "Mobile Me" moniker and asked y'all to come up with something better. We're giving the $50 Phone different iPhone accessory gift cart to raymie for this post's hilarious suggestion: "iTinerant." "iTinerant" may not be something Appe is likely to use, but after an email outage (and back-atcha high-fives amongst CrackBerry addicts), we need a little levity this morning.