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Old Sep 30, 2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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@me.com and @icloud.com

For existing icloud users with an @me.com email address that will receive an @icloud.com email address;

Will user@icloud.com become the main apple ID while user@me.com becomes an alias or

Will user@me.com stay the main apple ID while user@icloud.com becomes an alias or

Will both be equal or

Can you choose?

I'm not talking about the email address here precisely but for Apple ID purposes.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 09:21 AM   #2
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Either can be used to log into any services that ask for the AppleID. Technically, the @me.com one should remain your primary AppleID, but since they can be used interchangeably for that purpose, it's kind of a moot point.

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Old Oct 1, 2012, 09:31 AM   #3
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@me used to be my default, but now it's switched to @icloud and there's no option to switch it back. Kinda annoying having to switch it every time I send an email.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 06:16 PM   #4
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@me used to be my default, but now it's switched to @icloud and there's no option to switch it back. Kinda annoying having to switch it every time I send an email.
How did you get yours to switch to @icloud? Did it happen automatically or did you go in and make it the default yourself? I see that my @icloud is listed now but it doesn't work if I try and send an email to it. I also haven't received the email from Apple saying it is available yet.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 06:51 PM   #5
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How did you get yours to switch to @icloud? Did it happen automatically or did you go in and make it the default yourself? I see that my @icloud is listed now but it doesn't work if I try and send an email to it. I also haven't received the email from Apple saying it is available yet.
It did it on its own, either when I switched to iOS 6 or the iP5. Not sure which, both happened within a day. My @icloud won't send or receive. It's just listed as the default email when I compose a message and the @me is not in option to choose in Settings->Mail,Contacts,Calendars. My @gmail and my work email are options, but I prefer my @me as the default. Are you saying yours is not defaulted to @icloud?
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 02:31 AM   #6
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I still only use my @mac.com address. Works the best.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 08:34 AM   #7
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I'm still waiting to get the notification that I have an @icloud.com address. Whenever I try to mail to it, it gets rejected. I really would like to have it because I have never liked @me.com.
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 09:20 AM   #8
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@icloud shows up for me now on iCloud.com, and I can log in using it, but email sent to it still bounces. Getting close though (no email notification yet).

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Old Oct 2, 2012, 03:39 PM   #9
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It did it on its own, either when I switched to iOS 6 or the iP5. Not sure which, both happened within a day. My @icloud won't send or receive. It's just listed as the default email when I compose a message and the @me is not in option to choose in Settings->Mail,Contacts,Calendars. My @gmail and my work email are options, but I prefer my @me as the default. Are you saying yours is not defaulted to @icloud?
Mines isn't defaulted to @icloud but if I got to icloud.com and the settings for the webmail app, I can choose to make it the default if I remember correctly. It's also listed when I go to appleid.apple.com and attempt to manage my Apple ID.

You should be able to change it in one of those two places.
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Mines isn't defaulted to @icloud but if I got to icloud.com and the settings for the webmail app, I can choose to make it the default if I remember correctly. It's also listed when I go to appleid.apple.com and attempt to manage my Apple ID.

You should be able to change it in one of those two places.
Aha! I was able to change it at iCloud.com. I made the @me account the primary one. And all is right with the world once more. Thanks!
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Old Oct 3, 2012, 10:31 PM   #11
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I did nothing and a few days ago @icloud just appeared on all of my macs + devices in iMessages
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 05:36 AM   #12
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I did nothing and a few days ago @icloud just appeared on all of my macs + devices in iMessages
same here..it all seems to be set up on all my devices
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 05:39 AM   #13
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@me used to be my default, but now it's switched to @icloud and there's no option to switch it back. Kinda annoying having to switch it every time I send an email.
Yes there is.

Settings.app > iCloud > Account > Mail > Email
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 06:55 AM   #14
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I still only use my @mac.com address. Works the best.
Same here. I'm glad I can still use my @mac address, it seems to be the better of the three. But, changing it to @me works just as well; the two are interchangeable. Now, I wonder if @icloud will be the same?
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 09:13 AM   #15
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I still only use my @mac.com address. Works the best.
That's what I use myself.


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@icloud shows up for me now on iCloud.com, and I can log in using it, but email sent to it still bounces. Getting close though (no email notification yet).

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Looks like they're enabling or already have enabled the icloud email addresses. I like this much better then @me and never used that one. I can live with @icloud but my @mac email address is so highly used in so many places I hope they never turn it off.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 08:23 PM   #16
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Still waiting for my @icloud notification...... 12/26/12

My wife's is active already.....

We have had our apple ids for like 7 years now
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