What a joke Apple's online stuff is. Everyone that survived iTools/MobileMe/iCloud should get a t-shirt or something. My woes started back when iCloud was announced and MobileMe was extended free for "everyone." I was one of the lucky folks who had just paid a couple weeks earlier and got the privilege to pay for something other people received for free. I contacted Apple and they said I could only cancel or suck it up. They told me they didn't discriminate and everyone was treated the same. Not true. People were discriminated against simply due to the luck of the draw and their expiration date. Anyway, they told me my account would be dormant and I could sign up for iCloud when it released. I took that option. Now when I signed up they killed my poor old dotmac alias... The only good thing I really had to show for years of overpriced unstable web services from Apple. I try not to think too much about the amount of money I threw down into that frustrating and unreliable abyss. I sent an e-mail to Apple and when the executive relations person contacted me he acted like I was asking for a free Macbook Pro instead of having an e-mail alias re-enabled. He said it was impossible, which is very unlikely. First, they still control the mac.com domain and the MX record for it. Second, if I had kept paying it would have worked. Anyway, even if it is impossible it's just another misstep by Apple. What's funny is when I generate an e-mail under iCloud I can still select my old dotmac e-mail address as the from and it works fine. It's just if someone e-mails to it the message gets rejected. So it kind of half works. I can't even delete this information or alias from my account. They wanted me to change my password and let the engineers go rooting in my account. So now my old mac.com address is my iCloud login name, it's selectable as the from address when generating a new message and works for sending, just not receiving and is listed as my e-mail address. I have one "e-mail" dotmac account name to login for my iTunes, one "e-mail" dotmac account name to login to my iCloud account, and neither functional or changeable. Can't fix it or merge any of them. Outstanding! But anyway, I found a solution! I sold my iPhone 4, my iPad 2 and Macbook Pro are on eBay and I just re-enabled my old MSN e-mail address. (Which I could without any issue.) I guess I'm just about Apple'd out. Never thought I'd leave Apple (heck, I had a Newton!) but I didn't pay the Apple premium over the years just to be treated like a generic pc buyer. If I'm going to be treated poorly I might as well save a bit of money. Steve Jobs said it best, "Can anyone tell me what MobileMe is supposed to do?"