1. After upgrading to ios5 and icloud and Lion, when I try to send email with my old X@mac.com address, the ipad says "X@mac.com was rejected by the server." 2. On researching this I notice when I go into preferences on the macbook pro and click on mobile me it says I have been a member since 2008. 3. But if I go to me.com and log in with the same username and password as with my itunes/apple id account it says I signed up in 2010." 4. I go into appleid.apple.com with my X@mac.com apple id and try to verify X@me.com and it says that email has been verified by a different account. 5. So I go in to the ipad and set up X@me.com as a new email account and it is accepted and duplicates the emails in the X@mac.com (as it should do) so that tells me that X@mac.com and X@me.com are both my accounts. I can send emails on the ipad with the X@me.com too. 6. So, aren't the mac, me and icloud and apple id supposed to merge into one account? 7. Should I just delete the X@mac.com email address from my idevices and forget it and use X@me.com? 7a. But I still keep X@mac.com for my apple id? 8. 2 and 3 above and icloud each say I have different amounts of storage available like they are 3 different accounts or something. Are they? 9. So then I go to the macbook pro, preferences, icloud and try to activate email & notes and it wants a NEW email address. Why can't I use X@me.com or X@mac.com? icloud on my ipad uses X@mac.com but icloud on the macbook pro does not give me the option of using a current email address. Isn't icloud supposed to be the same across all my devices? 10. grrrr. Totally confused. Is this the way it works? Are my accounts totally screwed up and need to be straightend out? Will it fix itself when me.com goes away in June 2012? Should I just work with it as is since I got X@me.com to work on the idevices? Should I delete all my accounts and start over with a new apple id and "Dummies Guide To iCloud"? Thanks for your help in advance!