Never receive iCloud verification emails

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by dmutpuu, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. dmutpuu macrumors newbie

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    I am having this problem with with my iPhone 4 / iMac / MacBook Pro. iCloud preference wants to verify my email and it says it sent me verification email, but I never receive it. Tried at least a dozen times on each of devices - started yesterday night and it's already past 4 PM next day - problem not fixed. Quite frustrating...
     
  2. tegedrex macrumors member

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  3. iStrat macrumors member

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    The same thing happened to me at first. I think it had to do with which Apple ID I was trying to use with iCloud. I tried a different Apple ID I had, and it worked immediately. The one that worked was an @me account I had for find my iPhone or a MobileMe trial or something. So now, my iCloud stuff is on the @me account and my iTunes is on a different account (the one that didn't work with iCoud). It seems to work fine. Hopefully Apple will eventually let me merge the 2 accounts.
     
  4. tegedrex macrumors member

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    Found something that worked from me posted a few days ago, I just tried it, and sure enough...



    "In my case the problem was that apparently Apple's code doesn't handle the following scenario:

    I have an apple ID that is my primary account where I purchase everything
    I had another apple ID that I didnt know about, and that account's user ID is equal to my primary email address.

    When I set up icloud Apple told me I had to switch to using an email as my user ID. So naturally I used my primary email address. But I would never receive the email verification email since that email was already being used in my other account.

    Solution: Went to appleid.apple.com and logged into my apple account that had previously used my primary email, and changed that account's email address (and user ID). I use google email, and with gmail, john.doe@gmail.com and johndoe@gmail.com and john.doe@googlemail.com all resolve as the same address.

    Then I was able to change the email associated with my primary apple ID (where I purchase everything) to my desired email (my primary email) and then I was finally able to verify the email address for this apple account. Then I clicked "make my userid and email address the same" or whatnot, and finished the process.

    Whew..."





    User name was Samssf
     
  5. dmutpuu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, tegedrex

    My problem was also related to the fact that my email address was associated with another apple ID that I had long time ago with my MobileMe trial. The most annoying part is that it gives you no feedback / hints / etc about what the problem might be, so you keep waiting and waiting...
     

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