My mobileme is about to renew........

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I currently have a .mac address which I have had for years. My question is: is there a way to change my email address and have @mac.com, or am I stuck with @me.com if I change it?
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    No if you renew you still have .mac and .me. .mac forwards to .me.
     
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    MacDawg

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    Correct... I still use my @mac.com address

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    iShater

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    +1

    Also, get the renewal from Amazon, save $20 off the paying direct to Apple.
     
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    rorschach

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    The OP's asking if he can change his email address and have it be @mac.com.

    There's no way to change your MobileMe username -- BUT you can create an email alias. If your account was originally a .Mac one then the alias will work with both youralias@mac.com and youralias@me.com
     
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    iShater

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    Ah, gotcha. Good catch. :eek:
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Not quite, the OP is very unclear.

    Suggests he has a .mac address.

    Suggests he has a .mac adress for sure because he's had it for years.

    Now I am totally lost but I read it as he wants to renew, is worried it will revert to .me and his .mac won't work so he'd like to know if he does renew can be change it back to the .mac address?

    OP: Outlook unclear, try again. :)
     
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    rorschach

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    Well to cover all the bases... ;)

    #1. If you renew your account, you will not lose your @mac.com email address.

    #2. You can't change your email address but you can create an alias that forwards to your original one. You can use the alias with either @mac.com or @me.com.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    let me clear this up.

    Right now the address i use is *****@mac.com. My subscription is about to renew and I would like to change it to a different username @mac.com.

    My question is: is there a way to cancel my current subscription, start a new one and still have @mac.com instead of @me.com
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    essentially I want to have a different address @mac.com than I currently have as opposed to @me.com
     
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    iShater

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    As rorschach stated, nope. There are possible ways around it, but you cannot change it.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    also I dont want to use an alias as last time I checked you cannot use aliases on iPhones.
     
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    rorschach

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    There actually is a way to use your alias on the iPhone (copied from the Apple discussion boards):

     
  14. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you very much. my last question is: is there a way to have @mac.com instead of @me.com?
     
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    rorschach

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    Yep, if your original email address has the @mac.com then you can use the aliases with @mac.com too.
     
  16. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nevermind i just figured it out.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Are you sure? I have two @mac.com addresses and when I make aliases they only give me the option to use the aliases as @me.com addresses - unfortunately...:(
     
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    rorschach

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    Huh. That's really odd. I have two aliases that I've had for a while now (but created *after* MobileMe came out) and this is what it shows in the preferences

    [​IMG]

    But I tried creating a new one and it only creates it with an @me.com address... I guess they got rid of that option?
     

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