.mac retail box - can you use it to get an @mac email?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by BobaFettucini, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. BobaFettucini macrumors newbie

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    I have an old @mac.com email from a trial a couple of years ago, and I'm really looking into getting mobileme, but I hate the @me.com address, and I don't care for the name I used in the trial a while back, so I'm looking to see if it's possible to still get an @mac.com email.

    I was wondering if I used a .mac retail box to set up my mobileme account, if I could still get an @mac.com email that way?
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    If you had a .mac address before, you could renew that account and keep your old @mac.com name along with a me.com address - you get both. You cannot create a new blank account with a @mac.com name, just @me.com.
     
  3. ipaqowner macrumors member

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    As a mac convert and a new user I like it...very easy to remember.
     
  4. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    Excuse me if I'm wrong but didn't apple anounce just a couple weeks ago that you can no longer salvage old @mac usernames? At least that's what it said in an e- mail apple sent me to my @me.com account.
     
  5. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    I never got an email like that, however I already have an active account allready so it would be kinda meaningless for me....
     

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