Username iCloud Mail: help me choose the best!

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by AGX, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. AGX macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2014

    I decided to open a new iCloud account and use it for my email, as i see it integrate very well with all my iDevices.

    My name (an example) is composed by:

    FirstName SecondName Surname (EXAMPLE: William Henry Gates)

    I tried and after different tryout I find this as free mail address:

    What do you think about? It's a good mail address?

    But iCloud mail is very secure if I use a strong password? (they don't use two step auth)

  2. Rigby macrumors 601

    Aug 5, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Only you can decide what you like. Remember that you can create up to 3 aliases, so if you change your mind later it's not a disaster. ;)

    Note though that setting up client-based access to iCloud contacts and calendars on non-Apple devices is a bit of a pain, since Apple doesn't officially publish the CalDav/CardDav URLs and it doesn't work with some clients for some reason (e.g. Thunderbird with Sogo plugin stopped working a while ago). On Windows you might need Outlook, which is the only client supported by the Windows version of the iCloud app.

    And iCloud actually offers 2-step authentication in most countries. I'd strongly recommend to use it.
  3. AGX thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2014
  4. segrobja macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2013
    Just know that you will be able to receive emails to and as well as the domain. This has completely ruined a super awesome email address I used to have, First Initial, Middle Initial, Last Initial (, as every idiot in the world with the same 3 initials presumed it was their email address. I ended up getting credit card and cell phone bills from the UK, a car payment email from France, and the social network signups of a 13 year old boy in Louisiana. Needless to say I ended up just not using that email address anymore because it was a problem that was impossible to correct.

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