JohnDoe@icloud.com versus JohnDoe@me.com

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jusacruiser, Nov 24, 2018.

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Do you prefer JohnDoe@me.com or JohnDoe@icloud.com?

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  1. JohnDoe@me.com

    14 vote(s)
    63.6%
  2. JohnDoe@icloud.com

    8 vote(s)
    36.4%
  1. jusacruiser macrumors 6502

    jusacruiser

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    #1
    Here's a crazy question. I was one of those people who was able to get the .me email address way back when. The way apple has the .me set up now is to allow a choice for an apple email address. You can use either .me or .cloud. Which do you prefer.....and why? See examples below:

    Do you prefer JohnDoe@me.com or JohnDoe@icloud.com? And why?
     
  2. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

    RootBeerMan

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    #2
    My address is still a johndoe@mac.com. I also have all the others, though as Apple created them for me by default when they came into existence.
     
  3. dwfaust macrumors 603

    dwfaust

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    #3
    Me too.
     
  4. nicho macrumors 68030

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    #4
    I use @me.com because using @icloud.com would lengthen my email address by more than ⅓.
     
  5. JedNZ macrumors 6502

    JedNZ

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    #5
    My iCloud AppleID is an @me.com address - I log into this on my cMP my iPhone 7Plus and my iPad Air2, plus some other backup hard drives for my cMP. I don't clear emails from my @me.com on any of my Macs or devices – don't even check it.

    My iTunes AppleID is from my own domain name - eg blah@mydomain.com. I use this for iOS App Sore (for iOS devices) and the Mac App Store (for my Macs). I use this email as my primary email account, but I have several others.
     
  6. Lunder89 macrumors 6502

    Lunder89

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    #6
    I have and use @me.com mail. I prefer it because it is shorter. If I could though, I would have liked to have @mac.com e-mail address :cool:
     
  7. jusacruiser thread starter macrumors 6502

    jusacruiser

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    #7
    I have decided to use the "@me" address. I like it. Would have also liked to have the @Mac address. It was offered a long time ago, and I think I missed it by just a couple of months.
     
  8. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

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    #8
    The .Mac addresses were ages ago, back when you had to pay Apple $99 a year for your account. I signed up before that with the old iTools and Mac.com. That was back when you got a whopping 20MB of iDisk space for online storage. That's why I don't mind paying a buck a month for 50GB.
     
  9. dwfaust macrumors 603

    dwfaust

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    #9
    The @me.com addresses were also paid. They came with the $99/year MobileMe disaster... but Apple has retained them to this point... and they are aliased to the @icloud.com (or they are aliased the other way).
     
  10. HeadphoneAddict macrumors 6502a

    HeadphoneAddict

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    #10
    I had two mac.com emails, one I used only for purchases and one I saved as a backup email. Since my wife's initials are the same as mine I gave her my spare email when she needed an Apple ID many years ago.

    But when we got the kids iPhones in 2009, and we all needed to sync to the cloud separately, my mac.com was the one we used for family iTunes purchases (since probably 2003). So at that time I had to get a new me.com for syncing my private iCloud data.

    I just NEVER liked the me.com, which seems even sillier now that MobileMe is no longer a thing.

    My kids still access the mac.com email that is associated with our iTunes store ID, and they can use their .mac alias that they used as little kids on that account. But those mac.com email aliases can never be turned into a full blown Apple ID, which ticked them off when they were forced to get a me.com ID later on.
     
  11. Odysee macrumors regular

    Odysee

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    #11
    I have my old @me email address, but only use it for testing purposes (Website development), but I have a main iCloud account I setup in 2014 which is my main email.

    Not going to lie.. I would LOVE a @Mac email... anyone selling one? ;)
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #12
    I prefer the icloud domain over the me. Something about @me really rubs me the wrong way. I'm fortunate enough that I have a @Mac account, so I use that, but I also use an alias on the iCloud domain.
     
  13. MacDawg macrumors Core

    MacDawg

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    #13
    My @mac.com email address is my primary email, even though I have a few others I use at various times
    I don't ever use @me.com or @icloud.com
     
  14. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    #14
    I'm sill using my @mac.com address as my primary one. I also never use the @me.com or @icloud.com aliases.
     
  15. Lioness~ macrumors 65816

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    #15
    Variation makes the day :)

    I use them all when I need to. Not generally as I use my own domains mail addresses more
    Have a few different handles to the me, icloud, mac, so it’s useful at times.
    Unfortunately it seems like other people wants them too, as it comes invoices and some serious stuff to those addresses st times. Sad for them. Not much spam though.
     
  16. jusacruiser thread starter macrumors 6502

    jusacruiser

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    #16
    Consider yourself lucky. @Mac emails are the holy grail.
     
  17. Shadow Jolteon macrumors regular

    Shadow Jolteon

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    #17
    I prefer iCloud.com over me.com, but I don't care for either really. MobileMe and "me.com" always felt a bit cheap to me for some reason, but I don't really have any reason for that.

    I use my mac.com address as my primary for most things, though, since I never cared for the other options.
     
  18. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    #18
    I normally use my @mac.com email but occasionally use the @me.com one as it's shorter. I never use @iCloud.com
     
  19. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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  20. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

    RootBeerMan

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    #20
    The one huge downside to having an OG mac.com address is that Apple really dropped the security ball on them at the beginning. I get far more spam and phishing email at my mac.com address than at any other address I have and use. Seems like Apple hasn't given their email the care it deserves where spam is concerned. I get none through gmail or my ISP account. Seems like Apple could add a few people to the email issue and clean things up.
     

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