Apple today upgraded .Mac member's storage allowance from 100MB to 250MB, combined between Mail and iDisk.

The company says: "The combined storage for your .Mac Mail and iDisk has been increased to 250MB. That means you now have additional room for your emails and mail attachments, Web pages, and backups."

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Apple's default setting is to split the 250MB equally between Mail and iDisk storage. Users can configure this differently in their Account Settings area, so a user may elect to have 15MB for email and the rest for iDisk for example. The most iDisk space you can set the system up for is 235MB.

Apple is also offering its .Mac subscribers the chance to upgrade their account to 1GB for just £34.99.

The company has also added new features to Mail, including an online spell checker with a customizable dictionary. Maximum message size has also been increased to a hefty 10MB, rather than the preceeding skimpy 2MB.

Recent improvements to mail included the ability to add email aliases to an account, POP and IMAP mail support.