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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Apple Rolling Out iCloud.com Email Addresses with iOS 6 Beta 3






With today's release of iOS 6 Beta 3 to developers, Apple has revealed in the update's change log that it is beginning the first stages of transitioning users from the me.com email addresses and Apple IDs available under MobileMe to new addresses using icloud.com.
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icloud.com email addresses are now available for iCloud mail users. Users signing up for new Apple IDs, or enabling Mail on their iCloud account for the first time, will automatically receive an @icloud.com email address instead of a me.com email address. iCloud users with @me.com addresses that have been used with iOS 6 beta 3 will receive an @icloud.com email address that matches their @me.com address.
Apple discontinued MobileMe in favor of iCloud as of June 30, although MobileMe users are still able to transition their accounts to iCloud for a limited time.

MobileMe and its me.com addresses were themselves transitioned in 2008 from mac.com addresses available under Apple's previous iTools and .Mac services, with MobileMe users able to send and receive email from mac.com and me.com versions of their addresses using either account.

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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:50 PM   #2
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Great! But when do we get the option to merge .mac and .me IDs with an iCloud account?
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:51 PM   #3
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5 @mac.com email aliases,
5 @me.com email aliases,
now
5 more @icloud.com email aliases

#toomanyaliases!
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:51 PM   #4
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Personally I prefer me.com, it's nice and short
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:51 PM   #5
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So they've traded the two-character "me" domain for one three times as long?

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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:51 PM   #6
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But if someone sends a message to my @me.com email address, will it also be sent to the @icloud.com address?
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:52 PM   #7
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As long as they allow me to keep my <user>@me.com emails I don't care. I don't think I'd ever use a <user>@icloud.com email address.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:53 PM   #8
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But if someone sends a message to my @me.com email address, will it also be sent to the @icloud.com address?
Yes. It's been kept the same with .mac and me for years.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:53 PM   #9
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Why the year long wait? If this was the ultimate path why didn't they transition everyone to this when they rolled iCloud out?
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:53 PM   #10
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kind of agree - i'm still dealing with the consequences of the .mac -> .me transition, and i really kind of like how short @me.com is. Prefer that they just left it alone - mostly for convenience and partially as a homage to mobile me - though I'm sure Apple would rather forget about it - ha
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:54 PM   #11
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I like the @me address also.

The service is "iCloud", but I'm still "me".

I thought the "@me" address was very Apple. It sent the message that "We know you're not a corporation or a part of us, you're you."

I hope they keep the "@me" around.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:54 PM   #12
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5 @mac.com email aliases,
5 @me.com email aliases,
now
5 more @icloud.com email aliases

#toomanyaliases!
I have the same problem. I wouldn't mind dropping all my @me addresses for @iCloud addresses instead.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:55 PM   #13
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I don't know about everyone else, but I want to figure out how to transition my me.com to an icloud.com email address (non-developer).

For me, me.com sounds a bit selfish, but icloud.com sounds like (oh, you like Apple) - at least it is much closer to the old mac.com email which I can't get to anymore.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:55 PM   #14
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I sure better get to keep my @Mac.com email they better not just replace it..
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:55 PM   #15
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Personally I prefer me.com, it's nice and short
prefer @mac.com myself. Badge of a veteran.
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They both sound dumb to me...

I don't want to say my email is @me.com or even @iCloud.com

I wish they had stuck with @mac.com
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:56 PM   #17
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Great, now I have a mac.com, me.com and now icloud.com.

I already made my transition form mac.com to me.com and I'll probably leave it at that.
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As long as they allow me to keep my <user>@me.com emails I don't care.
I want to know this also.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:58 PM   #19
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I sure better get to keep my @Mac.com email they better not just replace it..
Agree 100%! I use my .mac almost exclusively for personal emails (and I use a me.com for some other logins).
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:58 PM   #20
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Hmm... I switched to iCloud email from a Google Apps domain because it was shorter and so I could have space to archive my mail without Google serving me ads on it. If they move to @icloud.com addresses, that takes away one of the two big reasons I switched.

I wish Apple had some kind of Domains-like program where I could use iCloud space with my own domain. Oh well, as long as they let my @me.com address stay.
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As long as I get to keep my @me address, I don't care how many aliases they create. Short 'n' Sweet.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:59 PM   #22
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I still use the .mac address. I'd rahter they address the issues of getting icloud emails to push regularly.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:00 PM   #23
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this is getting ridiculous...

time to start bugging Apple to Merge IDs again!
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my email is mylastnamemyfirstname @me.com
there is no way i'm changing that.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:02 PM   #25
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@icloud.com ?? GROSS.

There is no reason for this. iCloud is a behind-the-scenes service. Should just stick with the shorter, elegant, me.com.
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