Setting up email address no longer possible?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by M. Malone, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    Hello everyone,

    I'm trying to setup my MobileMe account on my iPhone 4.

    The problem is that it seems to force to only have the account.

    I don't want to use @Me as I have

    Do I no longer have a choice?

    Thank you,
  2. M. Malone thread starter macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    ok I found a solution:

    Basically I have to do it through the Mac. This is getting pathetic.

    Every update that comes up from Apple, it gets harder and harder to use my .Mac account. They add obstacles to make you just give up and use the newer @Me account.

    Way to treat old loyal customers who want to keep the @Mac address
  3. Mliii macrumors 65816


    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
    I've honestly never understood Apple's desire to move people from a address to a address... Is it that they think people receiving mail from that address will somehow think the sender is affiliated with Apple? No clue.
    But I've never liked the address. People sometimes ask me, "Is that really your address?" Just a short Christmas morning semi-rant!;)
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    They take my .Mac address away from me and I'll sue. It's part of my identity. :D
  5. pclaro macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2010
    Santiago, Chile
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    I have dot.mac account since it started.
    I find quite absurd the name "". I expect Apple to change it. I further expect Apple fixes MobileMe that is a total disaster.
    I agree with "rdowns" that the molestors should be sued.
  6. JASApplications macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    I have a email address and it totally pisses me off. It's so un-professional. For some reason I feel is like really high-end and business like!
  7. Mliii macrumors 65816


    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
    For me at least, if something gets sent to, it winds up in my mailbox at the same time as something sent to So, I can still use the address.
    Now admittedly, I've had Mobile Me since it was started as whatever the heck they used to call it, so I don't know if that works just because I am a 'legacy' account!
    But give it a try and see what happens and let us know.
  8. exemos macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    If I recently got a MobileMe account can I still use the At the moment it'll only recognize @me. Is there anyway to switch?
  9. Mliii macrumors 65816


    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
    Have you tried I think that is what we are trying to figure out.
    For me it works because I have an older account that was originally a address. What I don't know is whether it works for new accounts.
  10. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
    I joined with a account. Just tried to send a message to the equivalent - doesn't work.
  11. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    It only works for those who joined before it changed to MobileMe.
  12. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Funny because I was thinking about this very subject the other day. I've been around long enough to have the address and Apple is trying to get me using the address through default changes and updates just like the rest of you.

    The reason I want my address and not the is because I feel as though the is too narcissistic. Does anyone else feel this way. As another person already stated, the sounds more professional.

    I don't mind the changed name of the service from .mac to MobileMe, but please let us keep the addresses.
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Have to say, I also find the to be rather silly. Glad I signed up when it was still
  14. BacklitFirefly macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2009
    Sandhills Area, North Carolina
    I had an account back when iTools was free, and email too. And it was (which I bought after they began charging for it!) But then I let my subscription slide for a few years before i wanted it back. I was upset they had changed the domain to and locked new signups out of the domain. does sound silly. I wish I could go back to

    But it makes you wonder if Apple was envisioning a time in the near future when the OS will no longer be referred to as "mac".
  15. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
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    You do realize you can sign up for Google Apps and for $10 a year you can make the domain whatever you like. Calendar and contact syncing all works very well. Now that Find my iPhone is free the only thing you are missing is the cloud storage, which you can get from Dropbox.
  16. JASApplications macrumors 65816

    Nov 24, 2010
    Scarborough, United Kingdom
    I know however I have MobileMe which I use for my iWeb site so I might as well use the email that is also thrown in.
  17. Max. macrumors member


    Dec 21, 2010
    Miami, FL
    How do you verify new @Mac accounts? Or do the Free accounts not have access to the email etc. I can't register it with 'Find My iPhone' even though I verified it alongside a Yahoo! account.
  18. emillion.k macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2012
    My brand new me account

    It seems a little late to drop into the middle of the conversation, but why not give it a go...
    The solutions page linked to at the very top of the page suggests people to update their phones, erase the mail account and setting it up again.
    I just wanted to let people know, that, in my experience at least, it's total BS.
    Besides from the obvious fact, that we're now well into the fifth generation of the operative system, I tried before mentioned trick seven times and yet my mail account won't work.
    It appears to me that the X@me address that is now tied in with my X@mac account (and has the same name, which is preferable), but whatever do, it still seems like MobileMe thinks it's supposed to send the E-mail from a mail account bearing the Mac surname instead of the Me. In doing so, the mail server won't recognize me and nothing gets sent.
    Nice going, Apple...
  19. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    A little late? You bumped a 13 month old thread

    Congrats on find ways to increase the post count
  20. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Well, I guess the problem still exists!


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