Confused about @icloud.com

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by steffi, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. steffi macrumors 6502a

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  2. krspkbl macrumors 6502

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    I asked this the other day and someone else asked before me. There doesn't seem to be any clarity on this...

    I can make an alias with @icloud.com but that's not what I want. I want to change my @me.com address to @icloud.com. I can't sign in if I change my address to @icloud.com and no mail can be sent to it. It doesn't exist.

    Looks like we're stuck with @me unless you want to create a new Apple ID or Mail Alias.

    EDIT*

    Found an answer! Visit this link: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5441?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
     
  3. Icaras, Sep 21, 2012
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    Icaras macrumors 603

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    Awesome! Good find!

    My only question now is, is this interchangeable with your current Apple ID that is @me? So would I be able to continue purchasing content from iTunes using my new @iCloud.com email address and retain all my purchases?

    I hope it doesn't think I want to make a new Apple ID. If it does, I'll just stick with @me.

    Edit: This was at the bottom of the article:

    I'm hoping that means yes....

    Also, I think this answer should help clear up a lot of the confusion about being able to use both @me and @icloud at the same time:

     
  4. krspkbl macrumors 6502

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    It is rather confusing but the idea I'm getting is that your @icloud/@me address are the exact same thing. If someone sends mail to your @icloud then it'll appear in @me.

    I wish Apple would let us choose what one we want to keep and delete the other. I'd keep @icloud and delete @me.
     
  5. steffi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Still lost here.

    I've got two icloud acounts. One is my appleid and the other is a carry over from @me.com. I'm not sure why I have two and I'd rather have only one.

    Neither can be used as iCloud on any IOS device because they don't have an @icloud.com email address. By "iCloud" I mean "Mail" enabled in iCloud on the IOS device.

    How can things be so messed up like this?

    I'm not going to create a new @icloud.com email address if my old one @me equiv is available for my use. That is I want firstname.lastname@me.com as my iCloud email address and it's not currently available to me.

    The Apple document suggest that these will soon be available?


     
  6. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Yea, I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I think it will be clearer once they roll out iCloud email addresses for existing @me users.
     

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