How much time will it take to delete an alias/.me account?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Services' started by CodeBreaker, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sea of Tranquility
    I was pretty excited about iCloud. I have a @mac (not a mobile me account) account which I use for store purchases but it's kindda funny. So I went through the process of creating a new Apple-Yahoo id so I can use it for mail in iCloud.

    I set up iCloud using the new Apple id and quickly created a good @me address and three aliases.

    And now I realised that your iCloud login ID and @me address are different and so I can use my funny @mac address with iCloud and have a decent @me mail address.

    So if I delete my @me addresses I created with iCloud, how long will it take for them to be usable again ?
  2. macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2006
    Unfortunately, I think that once you delete an alias you can never get it back unless you wait the seven days and re-register it on the same account. And even then it might not work. I want one of my aliases on my old MobileMe account to be my main @me address on my new iCloud account with the email address that as all my iTunes purchases. Unfortunately as of now it looks like I won't be able to register that deleted alias from my other account because it still says it's taken, and NOW I can't even re-register it on my old account because I have to wait 7 days to re-create it. I really hope it's not gone forever...
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sea of Tranquility
    Let's pray it works. BTW, I have not deleted the other (new) iCloud account yet but I have deleted the aliases. Fortunately I was able to get one id corresponding to my name (like timc). But I want it to be like tcook, which I had got on my earlier account. Let's hope they forget it after 7 days :) Or else I will have to use numbers in my id :(
  4. macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2013
    Hey there!

    I added alias for my apple id and then deleted it.

    Now I wanna create a new apple id for that alias, but I can't (email existed error)..

    Should I just wait a week or contact support?
  5. macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2012
    Hey! Can you update your experiences?

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