Notes - does it still require an @icloud.com email address?

mustgroove

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My main apple ID does not have an @icloud.com email address attached to it, so I've never been able to enable Notes syncing on my mac or iphone...

Does El Capitan finally remove this requirement from Notes?
 

redheeler

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My main apple ID does not have an @icloud.com email address attached to it, so I've never been able to enable Notes syncing on my mac or iphone...

Does El Capitan finally remove this requirement from Notes?
I was not prompted to create an @icloud.com address when enabling iCloud sync for Notes in 10.11, so it appears the requirement has been removed.
 

mustgroove

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Really? Every time I try turning on the Notes tab in my iCloud settings I get an error saying it requires an @icloud.com email address...
 

mustgroove

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This is in 10.10.3 when I try to turn on the Notes switch in System Preferences/iCloud

 

redheeler

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This is in 10.10.3 when I try to turn on the Notes switch in System Preferences/iCloud

I get this prompt running Yosemite, but not in 10.11. As I mentioned, it appears the requirement has been removed in 10.11, and the iCloud tab does appear in the new Notes app for me despite not having an @icloud.com address.
 
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mustgroove

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Sweet! Can you possibly clarify what you mean by "the iCloud tab does appear in the new Notes app with it enabled"?
 

Naio

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It makes sense for Notes to no longer require it since it's using CloudKit now.
 
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