Upgrading Email Only accounts to family pack sub-accounts

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  1. macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    Hi

    I currently have an individual account and two email only accounts tied to it, all with @mac.com addresses.

    I want to upgrade these all to a family pack membership. If I do this, will the accounts still have @mac.com addresses or will I be forced to use @me.com?

    Thanks
     
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    applemax

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    anyone? :)
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I don't know the answer to that but if I had to guess I would say that new email accounts would be @me.
     
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    applemax

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    Yeah, that's what I thought, but this is a conversion of an existing account.
     
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    applemax

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    Does anyone know? :confused::)
     
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    applemax

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    ..? Has anyone else had this scenario? :confused::)
     
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    davidg4781

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    Existing accounts that started out as @mac.com will be able to use @mac or @me....just depends which one you give out, both should work.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    I've converted two old email only accounts and they both remained @mac.com - so you should be fine.
     
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    applemax

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    To family sub accounts? Did you convert them before or after the MobileMe switchover? Thanks :D
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    I converted them about two months ago and they were both converted to family pack sub accounts. One was an email only account linked to the master account - the other was an old @mac.com identity which I was surprised to find I was allowed to convert. I tried it just to see what would happen and it also retained the @mac.com address. Once converted, both accounts give the option of using mac.com or me.com - I set them both to .mac and have no problems with either.

    So it would seem as long as the identities were registered BEFORE the me.com switchover they will retain their @mac.com functionality when converted.
     
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    applemax

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    Thanks, I'll try it out :)
     

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