The New Dot Mac Mail – Live Now

A few weeks ago we mentioned that Apple’s dot mac email service was getting a bit of a Web 2.0 makeover, one that was long overdue. Well, the new email is live now, and it is a perfect embodiment of how Apple would incorporate the Web 2.0 technologies such as Ajax. The webmail client mimics your desktop client and is a wonderful experience, especially compared to what was on tap till earlier today. In fact, if it was not for that hideous apple toolbar, you would not know that you were using a web client. (That is until the system overloads.)
We tried it on Camino, Firefox 2.0 and Safari, and found the experience reasonably fast. The service lets you drag and drop messages between folders, and also allows you to look up your contacts stored in the Address Book. It is a good first step in the dot Mac makeover, which has gotten a bit long in the tooth. Is the web mail worth $100 a year? Not convinced about that, just yet.