Apple Rolls Out iCloud.com Email Addresses for MobileMe Users

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Apple started notifying former MobileMe users on Wednesday that they now have iCloud.com email addresses, although they can continue to use their .Mac and MobileMe addresses, too.

Apple rolls out iCloud.com email addresses for MobileMe usersApple rolls out iCloud.com email addresses for MobileMe users

In a knowledge base article on using iCloud email addresses, Apple stated,

If you are an existing iCloud Mail user with an @mac.com or @me.com email address, Apple has reserved an @icloud.com email address for you. You will receive an @icloud.com equivalent for every active @me.com or @mac.com email address or alias that you have as part of your account.

MobileMe users that migrated to iCloud can watch for an email telling them when their new iCloud email addresses are ready.

Comments

geoduck

Oh goody :|
Just what I need, ANOTHER email account.
I wouldn’t care either way, I still use my mac.com account, but me.com kept defaulting as the return address till now most of my contacts use that despite my preference. I suspect the same will happen with the new icloud.com address.

Lancashire-Witch

And more confusion with Apple Ids ahead.

dhp

And of course this means that all the local parts (before the @ sign) that have ever been used since iTools launched almost 13 years ago are not available for new iCloud addresses.

droid

Yep, this is another address that finds it’s way out to people even though you don’t want it to.

I get erratic errors from the Apple server when xyz @mac.com is set for the default alias in the mail account - ‘Certificate is not valid for the domain @mac.com’.

Despite what Apple say in newsletters, it’s becoming clear that they want you to forget about mac.com and me.com & start using @iCloud.com or whatever fugly new name they come up with in 2014.

@dhp,
Presumably iTools & later accounts that have expired have been re-added back to the pool of account names.

geoduck

A year ago I more or less gave up. I had to move my web site from me.com to a commercial host anyway (THANKyou Apple :(  ) and it came with e-mail addresses. I set up a domain mylastname.net and now I have myfirstname@mylastname.net as my professional address. I still use the Apple addresses, I still have my .mac, and .me addresses but they are slowly becoming SPAM collectors. I guess the icloud address will just start out that way.

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