Anyone using iCloud as their main email? just came from gmail.

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by moveright, May 17, 2012.

  1. moveright macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2012
    Just curious how many mac users out there are using the email as their main and accessing it through iCloud.

    I was using gmail for about 10 years and finally, I've decided that they don't offer me the privacy I want anymore. So, I grabbed a hotmail email address (and the 25GB of skydrive space!) and somehow, I've managed to get a email address too which ic connected through iCloud. I'm a minimalistic guy so I was pondering just making the email my primary.

    Any thoughts or feedback?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I've used a .mac email address since back in the day
  3. TheOriginalKi macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2011
    I do as of a few weeks ago. I've used Hotmail for about 10 years, then Gmail for a year or so and now iCloud that I have an iPhone and Macbook Pro. I have both my Hotmail and Gmail forward to iCloud and changed over every thing to that address.
  4. kaielement macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    Nice try but gmail isn't even ten yeas old. It started back in 2004. Just saying lol
  5. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
    Thus the "about"
  6. whsbuss macrumors 68040


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    Still using Gmail as primary because of its tremendous spam filtering.
  7. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    I'm using iCloud as my primary for actual "people." Still have my old Gmail setup for all my online accounts/spammy messages though - but I like the syncing capabilities of iCloud a little better.
  8. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    I use iCloud for all my real email. My old Gmail account gets used as a junk collector now. iCloud email works really well if you use a Mac and/or any iDevices. I rarely use the web portal in iCloud.

    The dedicated Mail apps on Mac and iOS and their nice integration with the OS designed for the hardware you are using are far better than the web based email solutions out there in my opinion including Gmail.
  9. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    Yup, that's the way I do also. The ability to send message larger than 10 MB. is really nice.
  10. moveright thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 18, 2012
    thank you all! this is just what I was looking for! I'm going to use my mac email as my personal primary email.
  11. Slix macrumors 6502a


    Mar 24, 2010
    I've been using my .Mac address, then MobileMe, and now iCloud address since about 2006. :)
  12. raychelabcdefg macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2012
    Same here. I use my iCloud for actual people and more important things (bills, services, etc.) and use my old gmail for signups or the like.
  13. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
  14. kaielement macrumors 65816

    Dec 16, 2010
    I see lol I was just messing with you way to have a sense of humor.....
  15. JerseyDoug macrumors regular

    May 10, 2012
    Just to chime in, I've used my as my primary since I bought my first MBP. Recently switched to iCloud and got the domain as well. Never a problem.
  16. Sluggyman macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2011
    I would love to use my iCloud email as my main. But at school the iCloud website is blocked for some reason (It doesn't even give it a reason like it does for every other site.) Which is a shame.
  17. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    I wish I had a .mac email address. Always wanted one but didn't bother signing up until after MobileMe came along.

    Since I got my iPhone 4S I've been somewhat using my iCloud address for the main stuff. Back when I switched to gmail I sent out a mass email to all my friends and family and made sure everything was transferred properly. Now, I just wait for them to email me then send them my updated email.

    If you're using Apple stuff, it syncs great. I never had many problems with Gmail itself but the whole iCloud package makes everything work just how I like it.
  18. Daysight macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2011
    Completely happy with since day it launched. Redirect my other accounts to it.
  19. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I never use; I think it looks cheesy.
  20. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    I've used the same address since iTools came out in December 2000. It works well. There have been outages, but they were more back during the MobileMe days. And of course, I suppose you can never really tell if there are e-mails you don't receive because how would you know most of the time?

    I have stayed with this account mainly out of wanting to be consistent with my e-mail address. If I were starting fresh, I would go with Gmail because of the constantly expanding free storage. Once iCloud's restrictions take place for converted MobileMe members (downgrading to 5 GB storage), I'll have to trim my archived e-mail quite a bit to make room for my iOS backups.

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