peter6f

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One of the few who still uses @mac.com for the email address. After the upgrade I am noticing that the from address defaults to @icloud.com even though the settings still points to @mac.com address. Not sure if anyone here is noticing that.
 

peter6f

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I've noticed that too. It's easy enough to change it at least but feels like we're being once again nudged to use the @icloud version.
Thank you, @Namara. I changed the default to @mac.com and when I send the email out, the receiving side still gets it with @icloud.com as the from the address. Are you noticing that behavior on your side? I tested this by sending the email to @gmail and the from address is not @mac.com.
 

peter6f

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Guys how do I change mine to show sent from.mac?
I have been using that email address for a long time and I guess Apple allows some accounts to continue using it. You should go your iCloud settings (Your Apple ID -> iCloud -> Scroll all the down to Mail). When you select Mail you should see a setting for “Choose a default address to use when sending from your iCloud account”. You should be able to change it to @Mac address if it is available for you. In my case it is available, but doesn’t respect the setting when the email is sent.
 
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scouser75

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I have been using that email address for a long time and I guess Apple allows some accounts to continue using it. You should go your iCloud settings (Your Apple ID -> iCloud -> Scroll all the down to Mail). When you select Mail you should see a setting for “Choose a default address to use when sending from your iCloud account”. You should be able to change it to @Mac address if it is available for you. In my case it is available, but doesn’t respect the setting when the email is sent.
Thanks mate. I have 3 options:.me.icloud and.mac.

The.mac is on BUT greyed out. The other 2 are also on BUT NOT greyed out.

I'm thinking I should turn off the.me and.icloud. That way hopefully people only see emails from.mac. What do you think?
 

peter6f

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Thanks mate. I have 3 options:.me.icloud and.mac.

The.mac is on BUT greyed out. The other 2 are also on BUT NOT greyed out.

I'm thinking I should turn off the.me and.icloud. That way hopefully people only see emails from.mac. What do you think?
That’s weird, I have not seen that before. I wonder if Apple will not let you go back. I think they have been signaling people to stop using @mac.com emails. In my case it allows me to select, but it doesn’t use it; it is perhaps a bug with iOS 14.
 
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I let my .Mac go. but I could have sworn it there were messages that said it would be deprecated. From mac they went to .me and now .iCloud. It‘s not my default. I only use it for communication between Apple and I.

I checked my settings and my Apple ID is .me, when I went to change it said I couldn’t. Is your Apple ID your .mac address?
 

peter6f

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I let my .Mac go. but I could have sworn it there were messages that said it would be deprecated. From mac they went to .me and now .iCloud. It‘s not my default. I only use it for communication between Apple and I.

I checked my settings and my Apple ID is .me, when I went to change it said I couldn’t. Is your Apple ID your .mac address?
Hello, yes, my Apple ID is still @mac.com address.
 

scouser75

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Mine is also.mac

I'm a little concerned as when I send job applications I have stated my.mac e.ail address but when they see a.me email address when I sent my CV, that could raise questions with the employer.

I might just call apple and ask them to sort it out!!!!
 

peter6f

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Mine is also.mac

I'm a little concerned as when I send job applications I have stated my.mac e.ail address but when they see a.me email address when I sent my CV, that could raise questions with the employer.

I might just call apple and ask them to sort it out!!!!
Yes, that is not good. Hopefully this is a bug and will get resolved soon in the next dot release.
 
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scouser75

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That’s weird, I have not seen that before. I wonder if Apple will not let you go back. I think they have been signaling people to stop using @mac.com emails. In my case it allows me to select, but it doesn’t use it; it is perhaps a bug with iOS 14.
Why would apple not want people to use the .mac email address?
 

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I have been using that email address for a long time and I guess Apple allows some accounts to continue using it. You should go your iCloud settings (Your Apple ID -> iCloud -> Scroll all the down to Mail). When you select Mail you should see a setting for “Choose a default address to use when sending from your iCloud account”. You should be able to change it to @Mac address if it is available for you. In my case it is available, but doesn’t respect the setting when the email is sent.
Oh thanks for this tip! It's a good reminder to always scroll all the way down to see what's there .👍
 

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I just tested it too by changing it on my iPad to my @mac.com, sent an email to my Outlook address, and it shows as received from my @icloud.com. Oh well ...

Update: After sending a second email, it worked with the @mac.com address. OK then, we're cooking with gas now.
 
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peter6f

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I just tested it too by changing it on my iPad to my @mac.com, sent an email to my Outlook address, and it shows as received from my @icloud.com. Oh well ...

Update: After sending a second email, it worked with the @mac.com address. OK then, we're cooking with gas now.
Interesting, I tried the same now, I am still having the issue. Receiving email system says it came from iCloud.com
 

wardie

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Mine is also.mac

I'm a little concerned as when I send job applications I have stated my.mac e.ail address but when they see a.me email address when I sent my CV, that could raise questions with the employer.

I might just call apple and ask them to sort it out!!!!

I’ve had a kind of problem like that, with companies who I interact with on email as a customer and I’m register with one of the domains but it sends as a different one. Typically their customer contact system freak out and don’t associate the two together as aliases so I end up having to explain etc. Ho hum.
 

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I was reading about it somewhere, not able to find the link now. However, Apple’s support article seems to indicate that users will not get @mac.com anymore. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201771
Yes, that's true. They stopped giving those out a few years ago. Here's an Apple Insider article that gives some of the history:

 

scouser75

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I was on the phone to a contract centre the other day and when I have my email address the girl I was speaking with said " wow! That's old school"!

Now, before any smart arses say "cool sorry Bro"!, it's a true event! I'm too old and grey to make stuff up 😂
 
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I was on the phone to a contract centre the other day and when I have my email address the girl I was speaking with said " wow! That's old school"!

Now, before any smart arses say "cool sorry Bro"!, it's a true event! I'm too old and grey to make stuff up

Whenever I use it for receipts in the Apple Store the staff are surprised as the .mac addresses are rare and cool as you have to have been a long time mac user.

The young lass who served me yesterday had only ever had one customer before with a .mac address.
 
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peter6f

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Hey Guys,

So I think I found a solution that seems to work. I upgraded tokay to iOS 14.0.1, thinking that they would have fixed the issue, but the test email I sent continued to come from @icloud.com. Then when I went to the Mail settings, I noticed that all the other aliases had the Allow Sending From as ON. The description of the option reads the following:

"Choose which addresses you would like to use when sending from your iCloud account. You will still receive mail at all of the addresses above."

That led me to go and toggle all aliases [non @mac.com] to OFF. That did the trick! The emails are sent from @mac.com and based on the description above, and you will still get emails for the other aliases. I hope this helps.
 

scouser75

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Hey Guys,

So I think I found a solution that seems to work. I upgraded tokay to iOS 14.0.1, thinking that they would have fixed the issue, but the test email I sent continued to come from @icloud.com. Then when I went to the Mail settings, I noticed that all the other aliases had the Allow Sending From as ON. The description of the option reads the following:

"Choose which addresses you would like to use when sending from your iCloud account. You will still receive mail at all of the addresses above."

That led me to go and toggle all aliases [non @mac.com] to OFF. That did the trick! The emails are sent from @mac.com and based on the description above, and you will still get emails for the other aliases. I hope this helps.

Well, oddly enough, even though my .mac option remains greyed out, I sent an email just now to my gmail and it is again showing as being sent from .mac. Must've been a glitch.
 

adrianlondon

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Sounds like it's related to this:


A rather serious bug (for those who have multiple email addresses/aliases).
 
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scouser75

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Sounds like it's related to this:


A rather serious bug (for those who have multiple email addresses/aliases).
Wow! A sure way to get into a bit of trouble!

Thankfully for me, it's not that big an issue. But I am concerned about my.mac option being greyed out.
 
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peter6f

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Sounds like it's related to this:


A rather serious bug (for those who have multiple email addresses/aliases).
Yup, you are right! It seems like a related bug. Well I hope Apple really addresses this. The steps I mentioned above seems to be working for now, but I have to manually go and enable and disable the alias that I would like to send the email with.
 
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