Why did icloud force me to get a mac email account?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by wannabelean, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. wannabelean macrumors 6502

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    I have a gmail account which I use for mail, contacts and calendar. Now that I got the mac email account, how is it different from my gmail account?

    Thanks
     
  2. blueprint1983 macrumors 6502

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    Well, it doesn't force you to do anything, you should have logged in with your Apple ID.

    Funny enough, I purposely created a me.com email address because I wanted a second email address that was apple branded.

    :apple:

    It just sucks because I have to make a decision which one I want to use with all my devices (I prefer keeping it consistent with Apple but I've used my gmail for years).
     
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  4. wannabelean thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did login with my apple id (its a gmail address) and when I was trying to turn on Mail and Notes syncing/backup to icloud it said I need to have a @mac email account.
     
  5. phinsup macrumors 6502

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    Yea go figure to turn on iCloud email you have to an iCloud email....
     
  6. brand macrumors 601

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    The MobileMe account is only needed for one iCloud service, Mail & Notes and you are not forced to use that service so you choose to sign up for a MobileMe email address so that you could use that service and were not forced.
     
  7. Sakic10 macrumors member

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    why couldn't it just sync with the account that you use on your device?

    You do only need it for notes i believe (which is weird) or if you want the email to be syncing. (i also think is weird)
     

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