Resolved Switching to @me from @gmail

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  1. madsci954, Nov 5, 2011
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    madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    I've been thinking about getting rid of my @gmail email and move completely to @me. My personal email is @gmail and is tied to my Apple ID (my only one) and my iCloud accounts, and I thought of some steps to take to move everything.

    - create the new @me from iOS.
    - switch my Apple ID from the old @gmail to @me.
    - un-sync my @gmail iCloud and delete it.
    - create a new iCloud using the new @me address
    - reset my iTunes and App Store Apple IDs

    Will this work? If not, what should I do?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Is it really worth the trouble to go from an e-mail service with five 9's uptime over the past 5 years to one that can barely get off the ground?
     
  3. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    I've done it. praying it stays up atleast 90%.
     
  4. shaun319 macrumors member

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    I would stick with gmail. Honestly, I am an apple fanboy but I don't think they can compete with gmail when it comes to email. Atleast not yet.
     
  5. madsci954 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the replies so far everyone.

    I'm probably going to keep my gmail for now and see if Apple gets on par or better with their mail service, then switch. I might move a few minor things over to the me account for now.

    But I really want to know if the steps I laid out will work.
     
  6. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Agreed. I had an @mac address for years (still do until MM is killed for good) even through the MobileMe fiasco, but when Apple announced iCloud I said "Enough is enough!" and bailed to gmail. I am so glad I did, and would never even consider going back. If Apple couldn't make a solid mail client when it was $99/year what makes you think they will be any better for free?
     
  7. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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    I've never really used MobileMe for emails...the spam filter is non-existent. Gmail on the other hand...rocks my socks. I never had to worry about spam with Gmail.
     
  8. szolr macrumors 6502

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    Does this stage work? I haven't been able to do this bit. :(
     
  9. madsci954 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks everyone for the replies.

    I think I will keep my gmail address for now, but I will keep an eye on iCloud's email service then switch later. I already made my @me address, so I could fall back on that if and when the time comes.

    :apple:

    Yes, go to https://appleid.apple.com, go to Manage Account, login, and you can change your Apple ID and email. You might have to verify the new address.
     
  10. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I don't think that works for @me.com or @mac.com addresses though. I have tried it in the past and it won't let me change.
     
  11. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Personally I would (and did) stick with Gmail for e-mail, but sync contacts and calendars with iCloud.
     
  12. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    I still use my GMail account as my AppleID. Apple won't allow you to use your iCloud ID as your AppleID.

    So, I have GMail forward all mail to my @me address. Benefit is iCloud push notifications, and I've also got a better email address.
     
  13. madsci954 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I just tried it and it still holds true :(

    Oh well, thanks again everyone.
     
  14. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I was a MobileMe customer so I just did the www.me.com/move and now my iCloud Apple id is userid@me.com and the email for it is userid@me.com. So are you saying that if you are a brand new customer that you can not simply create a userid@me.com for your iCloud ID and email address? Would they make you create an Apple ID from some other email address and then create the userid@me.com email address? The reason I ask this is that I just assumed that if you wanted to move from gmail.com to me.com you would just start by creating a new iCloud ID with a new me.com ID. And then start to forward your old gmail.com email to your new me.com email.
     
  15. danny_w macrumors 601

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    This will create an iCloud ID fine, but if you already have an iTunes/Apple Store ID that uses your gmail address you cannot change that so you end up with 2 Apple IDs. Very confusing. For example my original Apple ID that I used for purchases is my old @swbell.net address, and I also have a MobileMe ID that was created for me, but I cannot merge the 2. I assume if I converted to iCloud it would allow me to use my MobileMe ID, but that is still 2 individual IDs that I would have to keep track of. Apple really needs to do something about this mess.
     
  16. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    OK, so you actually used your iTunes ID for you iCloud ID and then added your me.com address to that. Could you have just created a new iCloud ID with the me.com address you wanted to use and kept you @sebell.net for iTunes Only? For me, I like have my iTunes ID separate so I can easily share purchase's with my wife but we wanted to keep everything else separate so we wanted our own iCloud and email setup with our me.com addresses.
     
  17. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Keeping them separate is no problem but many people don't want that. If separate is OK with you then great, you already do what you want. Actually I have not created an iCloud account or moved my MM account to iCloud, and I don't intend to do so until they get things straightened out.
     
  18. blueprint1983 macrumors 6502

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    Its just one more reason apple sucks for email. I dont even like gmail but this is pathetic.
     

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