New @icloud.com email address question?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by James Godfrey, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. James Godfrey macrumors regular

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    Hi all

    Just have a few questions about the conversion which is going to take place with iOS 6, would like to know if anyone could answer these for me...

    1. When my @me.com email is converted to an @icloud.com email address will I still receive emails sent to my @me.com email address?

    2. Is it possible to now use my @icloud.com email address as my primary apple ID? I am currently stuck with hotmail and would like to finally be rid of it.

    Thanks

    James
     
  2. hafr macrumors 68030

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    1. Good question. I've assumed that we would be given like a year or so where the e-mails would just be forwarded, so we have time to inform everyone. This because far from everyone who installs iOS 6 will be aware of this change even being an issue, and people probably won't halt everything they're doing just to inform everyone of their change of e-mail address in the middle of an iOS update...

    2. I've heard this argument before, but no one has really answered this question: what does it matter? You don't have to use that e-mail address to log on or do anything at all, just use your secondary e-mail address for everything and don't look at your Apple ID account information page :)
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Apple won't be doing away with .mac or MobileMe email addresses it would be to much hassle for them
     
  4. hafr macrumors 68030

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    So when they said that username@me.com e-mail addresses will become username@icloud.com when switching to iOS 6, they were just trolling?
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I have access to both but all of my iTunes apps etc are all coded with my @me address will they let every user redownload all there content to change this? I doubt it
     
  6. Mal macrumors 603

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    Obviously you didn't actually read the announcement. @icloud.com addresses are being added. Just like when they switched to @me.com, the previous address won't be dropped (can you imagine the outcry?), you'll simply be able to also receive mail at the new iCloud.com addresses. I have a @mac.com address that also works with @me.com, and will work with @icloud.com once my account gets "switched" to that. Apple would not drop email addresses that have been in use for years without a huge lead time, if at all, because they would instantly lose a lot of customers.

    jW
     
  7. James Godfrey thread starter macrumors regular

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    1. I think they will eventually do away with @me.com personally, I think the direction that they are going will be that every iOS device user all have @icloud.com email addresses.

    2. The reason why I ask is because at present all my iTunes receipts and Mac App Store receipts go to my hotmail email address, thus forcing me to keep that address live, I think it would be much simpler if I could get rid of that email address for sake of simplicity....
     
  8. hafr macrumors 68030

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    You're right. I re-read the information and it seems like I was mistaken... :eek:

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    Really? I thought they went to the e-mail address with which you had logged on. I feel pretty silly now, did I get anything right in my previous post? ;)
     
  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    When Comcast changed from "@home.net" to "@comcast.net" that's when I got my first domain name and I've used it since (hosted at GMail for quite a while now).

    They won't drop @me.com or @mac.com.
     
  10. Mal macrumors 603

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    They will do away with @me.com for new signups. Every new user (once it goes live for the public) will have only an @icloud.com address. That's virtually guaranteed. As I said, however, they wouldn't dare get rid of the @me.com addresses for those who already have them.

    jW
     

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