Convert email address from .me to .mac?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Marquito, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Do new MobileMe users get the choice of their username to be a .mac address? Has anyone got any news on this.

    I know existing .mac users (I have another .mac address) get to choose.
    However, I just registered a new username (trial account) with MobileMe and it seems that I'm stuck with a .me address.

    I want to use the new username but I really dislike the whole MobileMe schtick and was hoping to avoid it. Is the .mac address only available to legacy users.

    Incidentally, the username I just registered was never available to me under the old .mac system but it was available when the service switched to MobileMe. They're obviously freeing up old unused usernames. I mention this in case it helps anyone else get the name they thought had already been taken.

    However, for me, it's a bummer if I can only use it as .me.

    Why wouldn't they give you the choice?
     
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    Luap

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    #2
    According to the info published on the MobileMe website, you can't.
     
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    skinnylegs

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    San Diego
    #3
    Try sending an email to <your address>@mac.com and see if it works. If not, you're stuck.
     
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    pol0001

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    Apr 15, 2008
    Location:
    London
    #4
    .me

    As a new user you are stuck with .me since it is the new server. I guess the old .mac adresses are still valid for existing .Mac subscribers because it would mean to much trouble to force everyone to use a new email adress.
     
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    alphaod

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    上海 (Shanghai)
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    I guess I'm glad I got .Mac right before they announced MobileMe officially.
     

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