Change iCloud email, not account... Possible?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by krell100, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. krell100 macrumors member

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    Is it possible to change my @icloud email? Sounds like a fairly straightforward question but the number of different answers out there would indicate otherwise..

    Anyway, here's the scenario:

    I have an apple ID/account which uses my primary email; myname@myprovider.com.au. This email is used for my Apple ID, iTunes, Apple Music etc.

    I also have an Apple iCloud email, crappyaddress@icloud.com. This email is not used as my Apple ID sign in.

    Now, I want to get an iCloud email address I'm happy with. Where do I go to change, edit, delete or whatever the hell I have to do to change this email address?

    When I log in to iCloud and go to Mail it appears that my crappyaddress@icloud.com is already in there, and there's no way of changing it. Settings also is a no go from what I can see on iCloud..

    Sometimes the easiest things you want to do turn out to be the most frustrating..

    Anyone got any ideas? Thanks in advance..
     
  2. bcave098 macrumors 6502

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    Once created, you can't change the @icloud.com email address
     
  3. krell100 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks bcave098, that's a very succinct reply..
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You could make an email alias under that existing account and use the new name you want. Then you could send and receive email under that alias and have a similar end result.

    Login at icloud.com and look in the mail settings to make the alias.
     
  5. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    That's the way to go. I never use my main iCloud email address--but use the two aliases I created all the time. Works the same as your main address and easy to change.
     
  6. krell100 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone, created an alias so problem solved. Cheers!
     

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