So I've finally decided to create a new apple id after not being able to use the online portion of iCloud or manage my apple id due to never being given a recovery key nor my iphone being set as an authorized device when i setup two step authentication. I'd love to have 1 email I use for everything rather than having multiple. That's why i like iCloud. I can go on my mac, phone or any browser and check/update my notes(which I use a lot), contacts, calendar, email, etc. I'm really not a huge fan of gmail anymore, so I'd rather use iCloud. So I go to set up a new account. It says to create a new Apple ID you have to sign up with a NON-APPLE email address. So I setup a new gmail address and created the apple ID. Then i try to go an setup my new notes account and all that and it says in order to use iCloud functions I need an iCloud email. There's no way for me to use my old one, so I now have to create a new iCloud email address to sync my notes and stuff. So now I have TWO new email accounts just for this. And it seems everywhere I look the two accounts are mixed up and I can't tell what is going where. Under internet accounts on my mac it says my new iCloud account, my name and my gmail address. And thats the address i use to login to iCloud.com. but if i check my email on iCloud.com it's checking the iCloud account, not the gmail. WHY the heck do i need TWO email accounts just to make this stuff work. And now that i've had to do this more than once i don't even have names for stuff that I like. My gmail account is the screen name I use for everything, but my iCloud account is just my first/last name. Now I can't even decide which email I should give to people. Whether i should even switch from my current one, etc. :-( How do you guys use your email addresses? I need advice. I have too many emails to know how to use them effectively anymore. 1) Nodenineemail@example.com - Current email I use for everything 2) Radical.firstname.lastname@example.org - (old iCloud) forget about, useless 3) Radicalxemail@example.com (new) - my new apple id, thinking about switching from current email to one of these new ones. 4) RemyLfirstname.lastname@example.org - wish i could have used my sn, but at least this works with all the iCloud stuff i like.