iCloud Mail with non "@me.com" alias possible?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by sshhoott, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. sshhoott, Oct 17, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011

    sshhoott macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2010
    After being a Gmail user for many years, I decided to use iCloud email. Everything works and syncs well, expect for one problem:

    I cannot send email from an alias (with non "@me.com" domain). The alias I want to use is like something@domainname.com, which Gmail allowed me to use without any problems (I just had to add that address in Gmail settings). I am using Lion 10.7.2 Mail App as my client. So I add the email alias after my "xxxxx@me.com" mail address in the Mail App settings as shown in this document: http://support.apple.com/kb/ta23485. Again, it only works for the Gmail account, but not the iCloud account.

    Also, when I try to add email alias in the iCloud.com Mail settings, it only lets me add a "@me.com" alias. Is there any way to send/receive mail from a non "@me.com" email alias?

    I have researched rigorously for the solution, but the it simply doesn't exist on any forum or Apple documentation. This is really important to me. Thanks in advance.
  2. tygrubb macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    Can't help you except to add my voice in the wish for such a feature. Even Yahoo allows you to select from a limited choice of domains.

    Personally, I never like the idea of "@me.com", as while the domain itself makes sense when going to a website for personal information management, as an email address to give to others it sounds rather narcissistic. :eek: Glad I can still use my @mac.com address.

    Let's submit our requests for this functionality, and hopefully others will do the same:
  3. whsbuss macrumors 68040


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    Sent this issue along with iCloud not updating all iDevices when emails have been read/deleted. Sure hope they review these feedback issues.
  4. sshhoott thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 6, 2010
    Sent them the feedback. I hope they understand how important it is to give users a bit more options.
  5. nixaccount macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2010
    .me Alias

    the old MobileMe took a while but for the past few years I've been using my work email as an alias. the new iCloud change somehow removed this old awesome option. I'm hoping they bring it back FAST. Otherwise, I'm back to my work mail server because I can't use my .me email. I'm with you..!!!

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