Reusing an email alias from an old MM account?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jb60606, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    I foolishly opened a MM account with an account name I now regret. I'm okay with spending the extra dough to open a new account and start over, though I'd like to use an email alias I created/associated with my current account as the primary account-name/email-address (first_name.last_name@me.com).

    Is this possible, or is that email address going to be reserved/unavailable for the time being? Has anyone tried this before?

    If you're wondering why I care, since I can just send/receive email on my current account using the first.last@me.com alias: it's because the iPhone won't let you send email from an alias (which is where I send most of my mail).

    Thanks
     
  2. jb60606 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just found the link to iChat MobileMe support and spoke with one of their techs. Unfortunately, you can't use an alias as a member name, even if you close the old account.
     
  3. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G 16GB: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Someone on another thread said Apple Support changed their main username for them. Why not try that instead of starting over?
     
  4. jb60606 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    because the main username I want to use is an 'alias' for my current username. Apple said I can't do that.

    My only option is to create a new account and, like the guy you mentioned, have apple close the old account and move to the new one.
     

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