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

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    Hi,

    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:

    william.h.gates@icloud.com


    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)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rigby macrumors 601

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    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

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  4. segrobja macrumors regular

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    Just know that you will be able to receive emails to william.h.gates@mac.com and william.h.gates@me.com as well as the @icloud.com domain. This has completely ruined a super awesome email address I used to have, First Initial, Middle Initial, Last Initial (FML@mac.com), 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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