Reader Jacob writes in (also posted on the Loop) that Apple is telling .Mac Homepage users that their content will no longer be viewable by the outside world on November 8th (but still available through the user interface).  Apple first notified customers a year ago of the impending change.

Dear MobileMe member,

Over a year ago, we retired the .Mac HomePage application for publishing new pages, but allowed previously published pages to remain viewable on the web. On November 8, 2010, we will discontinue online viewing of photos, movies, and files shared using .Mac HomePage.

Content published with iWeb, the company’s Web publishing tool and part of its iLife suite, will not be affected by the change.

Btw…November 8th is a Monday.

Would that suggest Tuesday Nov 9 as launch date for iLife 11?  We’re plenty hopeful.

Full email embedded below:

Subject: Mac HomePage viewing will be discontinued on November 8, 2010
Dear MobileMe member,
Over a year ago, we retired the .Mac HomePage application for publishing new pages, but allowed previously published pages to remain viewable on the web. On November 8, 2010, we will discontinue online viewing of photos, movies, and files shared using .Mac HomePage.
Please note that your content will not be deleted. Any photos, movies, or files you have published using HomePage will continue to remain on your MobileMe iDisk in the Movies, Pictures, or Public folders. We recommend MobileMe Gallery as a great way to share photos and movies on the web. Please read these instructions on how to move your HomePage photos and movies to MobileMe Gallery.
MobileMe members who have published web pages using iWeb will not be affected by this change. If you have used other software to publish web content to MobileMe or .Mac, or have questions about this change, please read this FAQ.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for being a MobileMe member.
Sincerely,
The MobileMe Team

Mac HomePage viewing will be discontinued on November 8, 2010

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.


Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Seth Weintraub's favorite gear