Apple Rolling Out iCloud.com Email Addresses with iOS 6 Beta 3

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    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.
    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.

    Article Link: Apple Rolling Out iCloud.com Email Addresses with iOS 6 Beta 3
     
  2. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Great! But when do we get the option to merge .mac and .me IDs with an iCloud account?
     
  3. icloud macrumors 6502

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    5 @mac.com email aliases,
    5 @me.com email aliases,
    now
    5 more @icloud.com email aliases

    #toomanyaliases!
     
  4. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I prefer me.com, it's nice and short
     
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    So they've traded the two-character "me" domain for one three times as long?

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  6. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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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? :confused:
     
  7. d3bruts1d macrumors member

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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.
     
  8. MattJessop macrumors regular

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    Yes. It's been kept the same with .mac and me for years. :)
     
  9. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  10. griffd macrumors newbie

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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 :)
     
  11. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  12. easy4lif macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem. I wouldn't mind dropping all my @me addresses for @iCloud addresses instead.
     
  13. Master Atrus macrumors member

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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. :(
     
  14. SteveLV702 macrumors 6502

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    I sure better get to keep my @Mac.com email they better not just replace it..
     
  15. icloud macrumors 6502

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    prefer @mac.com myself. Badge of a veteran.
     
  16. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 68040

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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
     
  17. iJon macrumors 604

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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.
     
  18. AMG63 macrumors member

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    I want to know this also.
     
  19. thewiccaman macrumors member

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    Agree 100%! I use my .mac almost exclusively for personal emails (and I use a me.com for some other logins).
     
  20. kepardue macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  21. jmann macrumors 604

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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.
     
  22. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I still use the .mac address. I'd rahter they address the issues of getting icloud emails to push regularly.
     
  23. sinfm macrumors newbie

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    this is getting ridiculous...

    time to start bugging Apple to Merge IDs again!
     
  24. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

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    my email is mylastnamemyfirstname @me.com
    there is no way i'm changing that.
     
  25. Thataboy macrumors regular

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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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