Is there an expiration date for @mac.com email addresses?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Services' started by jamesdmc, May 8, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Title says it all, really.

    I had an @mac.com email address before mobileme. When @mac.com became @me.com, I started using it.

    For no other reason than it looks cooler (shallow, I know), I want to use @mac.com whenever I register for websites, and I want to change the sites where I've used @me.com. I'm not registered at a large number of sites, so it won't be a huge undertaking to go back to @mac.com.

    I'm fully aware that if someone sends me an email @mac.com, I'll still receive it. But does anyone know if Apple has set a date when @mac.com won't be valid anymore? Thanks.
     
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    robbieduncan

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    As far as I'm aware they have not set a date. As long as they sell Mac computers they'll probably want to hang onto the domain so will probably keep forwarding mail.
     
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    skunk

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    I think it will keep on going. At any rate, if they change mine to me.com, I'm leaving.
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    Same here.

    The change to me.com was a crap idea, IMHO, of course.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    If you still have a @mac email, that means you had an account before the name was transitioned to Mobile Me. As long as you keep that same account active, you will have a @mac email. If you do let the account expire, even if you renew it, you will lose your @mac email, but you will get your @me email.

    This is the best that I can remember when they sent out the emails with all the transitions. Hope this helps!
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all the responses everyone. It's about what I figured.
    Interestingly, I just checked my account settings and found out that my subscription will end in 13 days!:eek: No worries. I have a renewal box sitting on the desk right beside me. Got it from eBay a couple of months ago (family pack for $82). Just hadn't bothered to open the box and enter the renewal code. Guess I'd better get on it before the whole purpose of starting this thread becomes moot :D.
     

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