General Apple ID - Do you use your own email or icloud email?

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  1. iSensei macrumors regular

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    So far I've been using my main email (gmail) as my Apple ID but recently I've created an Apple ID with @icloud.com

    Just curious what you guys use and if there are any real benefits in using an Apple ID with @icloud over your own email address.

    iCloud seems poor IMO as an email compared to say Gmail or Hotmail/Live/Outlook.com
     
  2. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    I have three Apple ID; two with dedicated email from my own domain namespace and a .me/.icloud. Merits/Demerits: nothing. For me the main reason why I have apple D on .me/.icloud same as .live/.outlook is to keep my name blocked.

    Main mail is via own domain. But as backup .me/.icloud mail are in use (eg password recovery).
    To be honest: primary it's a kind of fashion accessory for me. I could live without but nice to have.
     
  3. iSensei thread starter macrumors regular

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    @me.com was easier to type lol...icloud is a ****** email service compared to Hotmail or Gmail but guess I'll stick to my gmail account.
     
  4. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Gmail still.

    I used to have a .mac account and I forwarded that to Gmail. It's just a much better service and they update things all the time.

    I also IMAP in Mail, so I can use the Apple mail client.
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I have a total of 6 email accounts, organised in such a way that is designed to keep as much spam, ads etc. from my primary...I use my @me account for shopping on Amazon, Wallmart etc...So that any advertising etc. winds up there and not in my 2 primary addresses.

    It's rare I get junk, but lets face it, if you shop online you are going to get junk from time to time. Apples freebies are useful.
     
  6. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Gmail, since I got that long before I used a Mac, and I see no need to switch over or get all my friends and colleagues to change as well.
     
  7. KattDaDon macrumors 6502

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    I use my @me.com email address and have had it as my default email address every since @me.com became free from MobileMe
     
  8. Jaypi macrumors regular

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    I use @me/@icloud.com ... It's just the best user experience with a Mac / iPhone.
     
  9. janitor3 macrumors regular

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    I use my hotmail addy as my ID, not had any probs so far.
     
  10. SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

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  11. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

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    I have my original iTools account that I have been using ever since. There is nothing "wrong" with iCloud email, but there is also nothing "special" about it. It just works well with all my iOS and Mac devices. Given I have had it for the better part of 10 or so years, I also have trouble parting with it. I have a Gmail as well, and typically recommend that to people, even if they have an iOS device. The biggest benifit for me of iCloud is my legacy @mac.com address. :cool:
     
  12. brylliant macrumors regular

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    My Hotmail ID is 6 years old and I've been using it everywhere, including as my Apple ID and I think it will continue that way.
    I haven't been using my iCloud or me.com email addresses enough - they are both empty lol
     
  13. adam044 macrumors 65816

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