Setting up/Creating an @icloud.com email address

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by N47H, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. N47H macrumors newbie

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    So with beta 3 came apples merging of/conversion to/introduction of iCloud.com email addresses

    Anyone who is on the beta and has a me.com address can convert to iCloud, and they can also create new iCloud email addresses...

    How? Is my existing me.com email automatically changed to iCloud.com? Or is there a process I have to follow?

    I assumed it would be automatic, and I can't find any option to change/convert. I've tried removing my me.com email from my phone and iPad both running beta 3 and then logging back in with the same details only me.com is replaced by iCloud.com, however I get an incorrect user/password error. Any tips?

    I've also gone to add new email address and selected create new ID and create new email address to create a new iCloud email, as I want to use the change email address for apple ID option anyway, as my 'first name.surname@icloud.com' is available, but every time I try to create the account it fails and I get a server error message. Any ideas? I know the address is definitely available, because it lets me continue to T&Cs where as I've tried a different address and it's straight away told me that address is taken.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. aarmstrong27 macrumors regular

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    I believe you have to start at the beta.icloud.com site.
     
  3. muledogus macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't seem like they are accepting addresses with a "." in them. I just tried to create an alias using one and got a message that it couldn't be processed at this time. I then tried a random jumble of letters to see if it was a server issue and that one worked just fine.

    EDIT: Forget that, just got a message of acceptable characters and periods are allowed. Not sure what the deal is.
     
  4. diverbelow macrumors newbie

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    Impossible to create from IOS6 beta 3 an icloud email address.

    Do you guys know why there is a server error all the time? I am trying and trying but still the same response.

    Do you have a workaround? Or someone can create one for me (the name I want is available) I will be very very grateful !!!
     
  5. palmerized macrumors regular

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    Toronto, ON, Canada
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    Odd, I never actually created one, but I went to beta.icloud.com and signed in with my .Me account, and went to Mail, then Preferences, and under Accounts, iCloud was already setup there.
     
  6. D.C.M. macrumors newbie

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    It did not work for me either. I just tried it for several time with my iPhone and iPad but unfortunately I had no chance to create a new iCloud account. My address was available but when I pushed the "last" button, I also received a server error message. It would be so great if someone can help me to create an iCloud account with @icloud.com address.
     

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