11 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2012 1:24 AM by Powerstation
c15072 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

CAN YOU HAVE TWO ICLOUD ACCOUNTS ON 1 COMPUTER?

  • 1. Re: 2 iCloud accounts on one computer?
    Sjazbec Level 4 Level 4 (1,665 points)

    no. Would also make zero sense.

     

    But if you are only for Email : you can create in www.icloud.com 3 Email aliases to maintain different Mail adresses that all are sent to the one and only Mail.ID of course.

     

    Say you want your main @me.com adress and use this to login to icloud :

     

    SERIOUSBUSINESS@me.com

     

    in www.icloud.com you go to mail and click on the settings icon, there is an "alias/Adresses" item that let's you create for instance

     

    FUNNYJOKES@me.com  for whatever

    NASTYNUDITY@me.com  for adult stuff

    SPAMEMENOT@me.com  for one time usage

     

    so .. all these adresses you receive mail from and can also sent. They all are jut aliases to the Main adress "seriousbusiness@me.com" and will land all in your icloud inbox on your Mac and idevice.

     

    You can also delete aliases you no longer use or need.

  • 2. Re: 2 iCloud accounts on one computer?
    Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,840 points)

    Yes, you can if you set up the separate iCloud accounts in separate user accounts on the computer. If multiple people use the same computer, that is the recommend setup.

  • 3. Re: 2 iCloud accounts on one computer?
    Sjazbec Level 4 Level 4 (1,665 points)

    but then he should have mentioned that .. so it was reading as he runs a single user OS ..

    Julian Wright wrote:

     

    Yes, you can if you set up the separate iCloud accounts in separate user accounts on the computer. If multiple people use the same computer, that is the recommend setup.

  • 4. Re: 2 iCloud accounts on one computer?
    Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,840 points)

    Well, I can't see any reason why a single user would have more than one iCloud account - there would be no benefit to it - so I assumed he was referring to multiple users on one computer...

  • 5. Re: 2 iCloud accounts on one computer?
    jeanettefrompasadena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I, as a single user, have a great reason to use 2 iCloud accounts on one computer.  I migrated both my business and personal mobile me accounts to iCloud.  I was unaware of only one account on a phone at a time.  Untile the migration, i had no problem using these accounts on one phone.  i am one user trying to use two exisitng email accounts.

  • 6. Re: 2 iCloud accounts on one computer?
    Yon Garcia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Have the same issue... I migrated my original apple ID, and my .me ID to iCloud. Did not realise that I should migrate my shopping ID ONLY, and then create my email .me in there. Now I have 2 icloud accounts, and need booth for email porposes.

    Sorry 4 my English.

  • 7. Re: 2 iCloud accounts on one computer?
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,485 points)

    Let's assume you have two iCloud accounts, A and B. A should be the one with your calendars and contacts.

     

    You sign into System Preferences>iCloud with A and check off Mail, Calendars, Contacts etc. as desired.

     

    Now you go System Preferences>Mail, Contacts & Calendars and add account B. This will be your 'secondary' account and will appear in Mail where you can collect and send as you would expect. You will not be able to sync any calendar, contacts or bookmarks data with B.

  • 8. Re: 2 iCloud accounts on one computer?
    Yon Garcia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That was really helpfull, I was just trying the oposite way, everything into my iTunes account... instead of using my iTunes account just for that, for Shoping; and then my .me account for the rest, contacts, calendars, and so on.

     

    Thanks a lot!!!

     

    Yon

  • 9. Re: 2 iCloud accounts on one computer?
    grettyg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, I seem to be having a problem with this. My husband and I share a Mac. We both have separate user accounts in this same Mac. However when I logged in to my user account and sign into my iCloud, it still shows my husband's iCloud contents (he is the prmary user of this Mac).

     

    any suggestions on how to fix this so I can access my iCloud contents?

  • 10. Re: 2 iCloud accounts on one computer?
    Walt Milliken Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I lost my mac.com email on July 1.  Thanks to this string I now have it back.  Who knew that I had to migrate in order to keep my email working.  Of course I now have four apple IDs, but a small price to pay.

  • 11. Re: 2 iCloud accounts on one computer?
    Powerstation Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Sjazbec

     

    I'm having some unexpected issues with aliases and can not wrap my head around it.

    I'll try to explain what happens with my setup.

     

    I have a AppleID@me.com email address with iCloud.

    I also made up to three aliases, with corresponding 'real names'.

     

    Main    for myself (primary) (real name: Bob)

    Alias 1 for my wife and me (real name: Bob and Chantal)

    Alias 2 for my wife (real name: Chantal)

    Alias 3 for online purchases (real name: Marktplaats)

     

    What one would expect an alias to do is this:

     

    1. I send someone an e-mail using an alias.
    2. When they receive it, it shows it came from the alias address with corresponding 'real name', and that they can't examine it in some way to get my 'primary' real name or address.
    3. Next, when they reply to my e-mail, it still shows at my receiving end, the alias address with corresponding 'real name', and not my 'primary' real name or address.
    4. Finally, if I reply to them again, it still shows it as my alias address with corresponding 'real name'.

     

    The thing is that it works as expected (1,2, and 3) until I reply to the e-mail that people replied to me (4).

    The 'real name' changes into my 'primary' 'real name' (the e-mail address is the correct one from the alias). If I accidentally send this mail they receive an e-mail from another person. I can manually set it correct but it's an accident waiting to happen to forget to change it.

     

    This only appears to happen on Apple Mail in Lion and not in the iCloud web interface.

     

    Is this a bug in Apple Mail? Are my expectations for aliases to high?

    Are you experiencing the same issues?

     

    Thanks in advance, Bob