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Old Sep 28, 2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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How do I get an Apple email address?

I'm in need of a new email address, and would like to go with Apple instead of Gmail. How can I do this?
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 12:53 PM   #2
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Do you mean like "someone@apple.com" ?

If so work for Apple.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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I wouldn't expect you mean iCloud, because you're smarter than that... so what do you mean? @apple.com?

If you mean apple.com, 'tis impossible. It'd just be for eye-candy anyway.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 12:54 PM   #4
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Do you mean like "someone@apple.com" ?

If so work for Apple.
No, I mean like their MobileMe/iCloud email. I'm not too 'with it' in regards to what's going on in iCloud/MobileMe. It seems there is nowhere to register for an email with them at the moment. I mean the @mac.com or @me.com emails. Or if there is a newer one, that one. I'm just looking for an alternative to Gmail.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 12:55 PM   #5
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Oh, well yeah silly-goose. Gotta wait for iCloud to be released. Check your PMs in a minute though.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 12:55 PM   #6
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I'm in need of a new email address, and would like to go with Apple instead of Gmail. How can I do this?

Yeah, Apple is going to give you an @apple com email address.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 12:55 PM   #7
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I believe signing up for .me accounts is suspended until iCloud is released.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 12:55 PM   #8
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I wouldn't expect you mean iCloud, because you're smarter than that... so what do you mean? @apple.com?

If you mean apple.com, 'tis impossible. It'd just be for eye-candy anyway.
No, it's not that I'm dumb, I just am not exactly sure what's going on in regards to the availability of an @me email address considering they are in the middle of transitioning from MobileMe to iCloud.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 12:56 PM   #9
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No, I mean like their MobileMe/iCloud email. I'm not too 'with it' in regards to what's going on in iCloud/MobileMe. It seems there is nowhere to register for an email. I mean the @mac.com or @me.com emails. Or if there is a newer one, that one. I'm just looking for an alternative to Gmail.
The @mac.com addresses are now unavailable but you'll be able to register for a @me.com address when iCloud launches.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 02:38 PM   #10
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You likely won't have to wait much past the October 4th event, if not the same day.

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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:04 PM   #11
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so once I get iOS5 on my phone I follow this process to get a free email.

what I want to know is on this page:
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what happens in way of "this email is taken" do you just type a name in and click 'next' and that's it and if it was available you have no chance of changing it anymore, or do you get to try out a couple and see if they are free or taken?
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 11:52 PM   #12
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I would just wait it out until Oct. 4th. All will be revealed!
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 12:11 AM   #13
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Yeah, Apple is going to give you an @apple com email address.
There's no need to be sarcastic about it, really. Nowhere in his post did he say he specifically wanted @apple.com email address.
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Old Oct 7, 2011, 10:12 AM   #14
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So when is iCloud email actually available?
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Old Oct 7, 2011, 11:36 AM   #15
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So when is iCloud email actually available?
Wednesday to those who have iOS5 or OS X Lion, on that day you will be able to create an apple ID in the form of a free @me.com email.

if you already have an apple ID than that isn't the best way to do it as it's best to only have one apple ID so it doesn't get complicated, in that case you sign into iCloud with your old apple ID and then turn on 'Mail' under its settings (as in the link I posted above)
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Wednesday to those who have iOS5 or OS X Lion, on that day you will be able to create an apple ID in the form of a free @me.com email.

if you already have an apple ID than that isn't the best way to do it as it's best to only have one apple ID so it doesn't get complicated, in that case you sign into iCloud with your old apple ID and then turn on 'Mail' under its settings (as in the link I posted above)
Yeah, I don't want an Apple ID, in fact, I want to change my current Apple ID to the new @me email address.
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Yeah, I don't want an Apple ID, in fact, I want to change my current Apple ID to the new @me email address.
you have no option if you want a @me.com address you have to either make a new apple ID or use the apple ID you already have, take into account this:

if you have used the one you already have for apps, music, books ect, then you will definitely want to just use that apple ID to get the @me.com email address, you should then be able to set the new @me.com email as primary and delete your other email from the apple ID.
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Old Oct 7, 2011, 12:23 PM   #18
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you have no option if you want a @me.com address you have to either make a new apple ID or use the apple ID you already have, take into account this:

if you have used the one you already have for apps, music, books ect, then you will definitely want to just use that apple ID to get the @me.com email address, you should then be able to set the new @me.com email as primary and delete your other email from the apple ID.
Cool, thanks. I said in another thread that all this account-based stuff sours my experience with Apple products. But the positives of Apple far outweigh the negatives.
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Old Oct 7, 2011, 04:20 PM   #19
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Is it possible to keep my old @mac.com email? Or will they force me to use @me.com?
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Did everyone check their AppleID page and see what email address it is using?
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Do you mean like "someone@apple.com" ?

If so work for Apple.
Hi I have an apple id someone@apple.com and I've never worked for apple. but this is giving me issues at the moment bc I want to start using icloud and it sends a confirmation email to that email. Do you know where to check that email?? I tried changing it to a regular email, but i can't either.
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Old Apr 21, 2013, 02:53 PM   #25
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Hi I have an apple id someone@apple.com and I've never worked for apple. but this is giving me issues at the moment bc I want to start using icloud and it sends a confirmation email to that email. Do you know where to check that email?? I tried changing it to a regular email, but i can't either.
wait.. what?
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