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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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Apple Notifying Former MobileMe Members of New iCloud.com Email Address Options




Back in July, Apple revealed during developer testing of iOS 6 that it would be launching new icloud.com email addresses for users of the service, with former MobileMe members using me.com or mac.com address also receiving equivalent icloud.com addresses.

Those new icloud.com addresses have been rolling out gradually over the past several months for former MobileMe members, and Apple now appears to have completed that transition, sending out an email to former MobileMe members notifying them of the new email address option.
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All new iCloud Mail accounts now come with an @icloud.com email address. As an existing user, we'd like to offer you this new address as well. We have reserved [MobileMe user name]@icloud.com for you, and you can now use this address with your iOS devices and computers by following these simple instructions.

If you prefer, you can continue to use your current email address just as you always have.

No matter which address you use, you'll continue to receive all your mail, whether it's sent to your @me.com, @mac.com, or @icloud.com address.

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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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I'd rather just give out the me.com address. Its just easier.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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I'd rather just give out the me.com address. Its just easier.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:54 AM   #4
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Ugh. No thanks. @me is just fine!

Fair warning, Apple, that if you ever force me to use 'iCloud' as my email I'll be jumping back to G-Mail.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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Ugh. No thanks. @me is just fine!

Fair warning, Apple, that if you ever force me to use 'iCloud' as my email I'll be jumping back to G-Mail.
My thoughts as well. I was one of the lucky ones who got an @me address and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:03 AM   #6
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Agreed!

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Ugh. No thanks. @me is just fine!

Fair warning, Apple, that if you ever force me to use 'iCloud' as my email I'll be jumping back to G-Mail.

+1
Totally agree.

I started with .mac and the switch to .me was a pain. Also it's just getting confusing.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:04 AM   #7
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:05 AM   #8
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I have an Apple ID that is a gmail address, and my iCloud email is my old hotmail address. Is there a way to change my iCloud account to the gmail address to match my Apple ID, or better yet, a way for me to create and use an @iCloud.com address for both?
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:26 AM   #9
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Totally agree.

I started with .mac and the switch to .me was a pain. Also it's just getting confusing.
If it was such a pain, why did you "switch"? I've never seen the point of using anything other than just .mac.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:12 AM   #10
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Ugh. No thanks. @me is just fine!

Fair warning, Apple, that if you ever force me to use 'iCloud' as my email I'll be jumping back to G-Mail.
And Apple would care why?

Threats like this are so stupid.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 08:21 AM   #11
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Ugh. No thanks. @me is just fine!

Fair warning, Apple, that if you ever force me to use 'iCloud' as my email I'll be jumping back to G-Mail.
I'd still be using G-mail if it existed.
I mean Garfield email. The original owners of gmail before google bought it out and made their own google mail.
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Old Nov 8, 2012, 09:33 AM   #12
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I'd rather not use my current @me.com email due to its core name. Currently I simply use my Gmail for everything but need a secondary goto address. I think I'll get this @iCloud.com address.

I don't know why they don't give us the simple option of changing our current @me email to the new @iCloud one so that we wont have multi domains. You know like an 'edit exsisting email address' option.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:55 AM   #13
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I'm still using @mac.com, not planning to change.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:58 AM   #14
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@me is pretty unbeatable IMO, see no reason whatsoever to switch.

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Fair warning, Apple, that if you ever force me to use 'iCloud' as my email I'll be jumping back to G-Mail.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 08:58 AM   #15
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Will be interesting to see what new email addresses Apple will have for us in two years.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:00 AM   #16
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Apple are not a very nice company, so I expect the use of @me accounts to be stopped eventually.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:04 AM   #17
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Apple are not a very nice company, so I expect the use of @me accounts to be stopped eventually.
I wouldn't bet on it. Apple has allowed users to keep all their previous addresses, long before it was called iCloud (iTools, .Mac, MobileMe).

I still have an @mac.com address. I don't see them ever forcing me to get rid of it.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 10:39 AM   #18
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Apple are not a very nice company, so I expect the use of @me accounts to be stopped eventually.
Why? The .mac addresses continue to work, and have been around a lot longer than .me has been.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:08 AM   #19
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Apple are not a very nice company, so I expect the use of @me accounts to be stopped eventually.
Well, they never stopped letting you use @mac.com, which they stopped giving out in 2008. I doubt they'll stop letting you use @me.com as long as they continue to offer any form of email service.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:14 AM   #20
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I can't wait to switch from @me.com to @icloud.com. I've always hated the cutesy and narcissistic overtones of @me.com, and I'm not the only one. Every single one of my friends and family made fun of me when I switched from Gmail to an @me.com address. I always slightly cringe when giving it out to people.

I know the nature of this board is to complain about every little change, but I look forward to escaping the stigma of @me.com. iCloud at least has an obvious connection to Apple and doesn't have that embarrassing "look at me" ring of @me.com. And for those of you who still think @mac.com is cool, your email might as well be @middleagedcurmudgeon.com.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 09:48 AM   #21
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I can't wait to switch from @me.com to @icloud.com. I've always hated the cutesy and narcissistic overtones of @me.com, and I'm not the only one.

+1, Dude!! So glad I signed up in the .Mac days so I don't have to appear so self-absorbed that I need me in my email address. @iCloud is better but unnecessary. Apple had it nailed with .Mac.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 10:01 AM   #22
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I can't wait to switch from @me.com to @icloud.com. I've always hated the cutesy and narcissistic overtones of @me.com, and I'm not the only one. Every single one of my friends and family made fun of me when I switched from Gmail to an @me.com address. I always slightly cringe when giving it out to people.

I know the nature of this board is to complain about every little change, but I look forward to escaping the stigma of @me.com. iCloud at least has an obvious connection to Apple and doesn't have that embarrassing "look at me" ring of @me.com.
Here! Here!

Hate the @me.com for all the same reasons you mentioned.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 11:47 AM   #23
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I can't wait to switch from @me.com to @icloud.com. I've always hated the cutesy and narcissistic overtones of @me.com, and I'm not the only one. Every single one of my friends and family made fun of me when I switched from Gmail to an @me.com address. I always slightly cringe when giving it out to people.

I know the nature of this board is to complain about every little change, but I look forward to escaping the stigma of @me.com. iCloud at least has an obvious connection to Apple and doesn't have that embarrassing "look at me" ring of @me.com. And for those of you who still think @mac.com is cool, your email might as well be @middleagedcurmudgeon.com.
Agreed, which is why I stuck with @mac.com. (And I'm not a middle-aged curmudgeon--at least not the latter ;-) ) @icloud.com sounds kinda cool to me, though, so I might adopt that as well, but I plan continue to use @mac.com as long as I can.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 12:22 PM   #24
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I'm still using @mac.com, not planning to change.
Ditto!
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Great, now just let me merge multiple Apple IDs.
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