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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:18 PM   #51
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Does this mean I can change my username? 'cause I hate the one I picked for MobileMe.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:18 PM   #52
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So my xxxx@me.com email address that I set up for iCloud is going to become xxx@icloud.com, right? If that's all then I say no big deal.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:19 PM   #53
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Personally I prefer me.com, it's nice and short
I disagree. I originally loved the simplicity of the me.com address. However, I'm getting very tired of using the phonetic alphabet every time I give my email address. "No, it's not ne.com or any.com... it's Me.com."
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:19 PM   #54
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I have and use daily my mac.com address but have never checked if me.com address gets mail. Not even sure if I opted in or out of anything related. hmm

...and Apple better let us keep existing addresses or they'll have a PR nightmare on their hands of the likes they've never seen.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:19 PM   #55
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This is very frustrating considering that it took me a year to send an email to everyone i know saying that as of today (litterally 7/15) i can no longer be reached on my gmail address!!!!


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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:21 PM   #56
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I have and use daily my mac.com address but have never checked if me.com address gets mail. Not even sure if I opted in or out of anything related. hmm

...and Apple better let us keep existing addresses or they'll have a PR nightmare on their hands of the likes they've never seen.
What would be a lot more useful is if they made it an either/or thing. Open up the icloud.com domain and let new users signup for addresses there if they so choose, kind of how Yahoo does it with @yahoo.com and @ymail.com.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:22 PM   #57
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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.
@me > @icloud
Short 'n' Sweet.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:22 PM   #58
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@me.com is VERY VERY easy to tell people.

not that @icloud.com is too difficult but too many people don't know if it is "iCloud" "eyecloud" "cloud" ...

everyone knows "me" and can easily type me without a second question.

Keep ME.

hope in the future they have options...choose one of these 3 names: Mac.com, Me.com, iCloud.com
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:23 PM   #59
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prefer @mac.com myself. Badge of a veteran.
Exactly. Not to mention I use that as my non-work email everywhere... Would kill me to change it everywhere.

Plus I could care less about iCloud which isn't really even a "thing" as opposed to my mac (which I have owned since 1985!) and am proud to be a veteran of.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:24 PM   #60
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I think @icloud.com is better than @me.com, better to integrate the naming schemes IMO.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:24 PM   #61
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I grow tired of Apple changing their email domains. I started with a .mac account, now also have an @me.com and now a stupid iCloud.com one too. I'm glad my primary email is a Gmail account. It's been the same since 2005 beta days.

Apple, just pick one and stick with it.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:26 PM   #62
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Anyone know if I can sign up for a new iCloud email address? Hate it when someone takes my name first!
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:27 PM   #63
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I use my .mac address for business and changing it would be major pain...I've had the address for half a dozen years and YES, it's the badge of a veteran.

I love going into my local apple store and during checkout when they ask me if I want my receipt emailed and I say "sure" and give them my .mac account getting the smile with something akin to, "Man, you must go way back!"

I'm too nice to say, "Probably back to when you were still in high school." but then again I'm beginning to edge toward the point of being old enough to be their parent - UGH!
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:27 PM   #64
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I wouldn't care if Apple just made it possible to merge Apple IDs already... Aghr. Has Apple ever given a reason why they can't merge Apple IDs? That is, other than it taking effort - I'm sure it'll take effort, but they should do it.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:27 PM   #65
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Weren't people complaining last year that the @me email was a crappy name ?

Now people want to keep it ?

Ha !
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:28 PM   #66
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agreed.. should've stuck with .mac
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:29 PM   #67
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I wish they'd allow custom domains. Sure, you can add an alias and forward it, but you still have to use the mac/me/icloud email for all iCloud logins and so on.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:31 PM   #68
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.MAC or Gmail

.me is dorky
.icloud is worse

wtf Apple, you nailed it with .Mac. . .guess that doesn't fit with the new iOS corporate focus. . .
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:31 PM   #69
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@me.com has ZERO name recognition.
That's actually why I like it. I really don't want to have another generic @yahoo or @gmail or @hotmail address. The fact that people don't know @me is a selling point to me. Since I can keep it, no big deal, but if Apple were ever to dump it I'd probably go back to my own domain.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:32 PM   #70
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stupid question:

what does that mean for my apple id and my icloud-@me.com adress?

will it affect anything or do i have to change something when ios 6 comes out?!
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:33 PM   #71
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I can see the problem with a mac address is Apple is more than Macs these days. Way more people have iOS devices than Macs. Maybe a person with an iPhone and a Windows PC doesn't want a Mac address.

I switched to Hotmail like 13+ years ago after my ISP kept changing my email address. I will stick with that Hotmail address as long as it is still around.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:33 PM   #72
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I've got my namesurname@me.com, does this mean that I'll have my namesurname@icloud.com reserved? I do not have any iOS device by the way, except my iPod touch 1st gen which doesn't support new versions at all.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:33 PM   #73
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I was not able to convert my account to icloud how do you do this?
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:36 PM   #74
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my email is mylastnamemyfirstname @me.com
there is no way i'm changing that.
Same here, definitely not giving mine up, I rushed to get mine and got it printed on business cards (really can't afford my own domain...).
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:38 PM   #75
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Just logged out from iCloud account on my Mac and tried to create a new one. The one that was to be created was an @me address.
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