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Old Jul 16, 2012, 03:55 PM   #126
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I have the same problem. I wouldn't mind dropping all my @me addresses for @iCloud addresses instead.
Your @me.com address will continue to work. Anybody sending an email to you using that address will arrive in your Inbox.

You could configure your email client to use @icloud.com address instead.

This transition is the same as when .Mac switched to MobileMe and they introduced @me.com addresses. All @mac.com addresses continued to work, and is what I've used for the past 10+ years.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 03:55 PM   #127
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I wonder if I can forward iCloud emails to my google email?

Then this would be appealing to me ....
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 03:56 PM   #128
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Did I miss something, if you have a @me.com will your name automatically be transferred to iCloud.com extension? Basically, do we need to do anything?
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 03:58 PM   #129
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I'm so confused as to what this means. Will I be able to use my @me after all this or will it have to transition to @icloud. Obviously Apple wants everything to be @icloud for the visibility. Wow, MobileMe, what a failure.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:02 PM   #130
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proper email adresses

You should never take an email address that:

-contains trademark from the company that happens to serve your email
(in the future you may want to buy a machine from another brand)
- contains the name of your spouse (you may divorce)
- contains the brand of your car (your car may break down)
- your physical address (you may move)
- etc.


It is as simple as that!

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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:02 PM   #131
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Gotta say, I'm shocked at the number of people who still like @mac.com.

@mac was what prevented me from using Apple mail! I only switched to it when they made it @me.

To me @mac feels like some silly dress-up game, like, "look at me, I look like I work for Apple!" I mean, I like Star Trek but I wouldn't want to have name@Starfleet.com for my main email. It just seems goofy.

@mac feels the same to me. But I guess I'm in the minority here.

(And yes, @icloud is horrible too...it'd be like if gmail was actually name@googlemail.com. Ugh)
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:05 PM   #132
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i can barely use my iCloud email for anything important as it is because "me.com" gets always filtered as spam (mostly by gmail i noticed) which sucks because i'd love to use it more frequently
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:12 PM   #133
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Great! But when do we get the option to merge .mac and .me IDs with an iCloud account?
Yeah... I have like 10 Apple accounts.

me.com is better because it's short and looks good. One of the main reasons I prefer AOL mail over GMAIL is because of the @aol.com and @aim.com addresses, which look better than @gmail.com (and you get two).
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:13 PM   #134
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Apple applied for .apple as a domain with ICANN.

Maybe we'll have .apple mails one day soon.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:14 PM   #135
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To me @mac feels like some silly dress-up game, like, "look at me, I look like I work for Apple!" I mean, I like Star Trek but I wouldn't want to have name@Starfleet.com for my main email. It just seems goofy.

@mac feels the same to me. But I guess I'm in the minority here.

(And yes, @icloud is horrible too...it'd be like if gmail was actually name@googlemail.com. Ugh)
I'd want @starfleet.com or @spock.com!

And yes, @icloud.com looks horrible.

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Apple applied for the .apple as a domain with ICANN.

Maybe we'll have .apple mails one day soon.
I call making the "apple@apple.apple" address!
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:17 PM   #136
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:32 PM   #137
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I wonder if I can forward iCloud emails to my google email?

Then this would be appealing to me ....
http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2642?v...S&locale=en_US

If you want to do it on a per alias basis you'd have to setup a rule in the webmail interface.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:33 PM   #138
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5 @mac.com email aliases,
5 @me.com email aliases,
now
5 more @icloud.com email aliases

#toomanyaliases!
Agreed -- precisely why I haven't used any of these new email domains yet. Guess I'm missing out on part of the cloud, but maintaining one email, my verizon.net address, is more important than confusion.

OT - even using iDevice backup on the cloud put me "almost full" immediately. Just haven't seen the purpose yet, expect for those background/repurchase downloads.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:34 PM   #139
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There's 6 pages so sorry if someone said this, but Ill be seriously pi**ed off if I lose my @me.com address, how am i supposed to redirect all that mail!?!
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:38 PM   #140
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I've never had any Mac email addresses, except for 10 minutes ago when I activated my mail in iCloud (which generated a .me account). I think if they wanted to have a solid name they should've just gone with @apple.com. After all it is them, it's not gonna change in three years when they get a new web service, and it ties in with their overall brand.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:41 PM   #141
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it won't let me pick an iCloud address that's already used in ME, which defeats the purpose IMHO
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:45 PM   #142
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For a company that doesn't believe in fragmentation....
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:46 PM   #143
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I'm so confused as to what this means. Will I be able to use my @me after all this or will it have to transition to @icloud. Obviously Apple wants everything to be @icloud for the visibility. Wow, MobileMe, what a failure.
If you sign up to iCloud as a new user, you'll get an @icloud.com address.

If you currently have a @me.com address, you'll also have a @icloud.com address in the future. Mails to your @me.com and your corresponding @icloud.com address will go to the same inbox.

That's it.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:56 PM   #144
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How bout @idk.com lol cuz it keeps changin'

i think @mac.com was the winner
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 05:03 PM   #145
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No way?

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my email is mylastnamemyfirstname @me.com
there is no way i'm changing that.
I'll be curious to see whether you get to have any say in the matter. I *truly* wish you good luck, though.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 05:03 PM   #146
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Steve would have never let this happen.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 05:08 PM   #147
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I have never seen so many people with so many issues with a free service.

Coupons must really make you all kinds of crazy.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 05:14 PM   #148
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Can we at least use our iCloud adress as our Apple IDs primary email then? It never worked with the new @me.com i got, so i always had to have an additional throw-away adress, which is pretty annoying.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 05:16 PM   #149
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Another day, another email domain from Apple.

I already have my .mac and .me addresses and five aliases I claimed at .me when you could still find humorous ones like dontlook@me.com (not mine, but several like that). I give out the various addresses depending on how I feel at the moment. Weird, but kind of fun. Not sure if I'll ever feel like giving out @icloud.com though.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 05:25 PM   #150
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I currently have an @me.com address. As far as I know, I don't have access to the iOS 6 Beta 6 program at this time. How can I make sure I get the same email prefix I currently have when I am transitioned to iCloud.com?
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