HT4929: iCloud: What if my device or computer doesn't meet iCloud system requirements for moving from MobileMe?Learn about iCloud: What if my device or computer doesn't meet iCloud system requirements for moving from MobileMe?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to marshafromnv)
No, you won't lose your mail.
Basic Information About Moving From MobileMe to iCloud
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 4:29 PM (in response to Kappy)
I have a mobile me account will I need to change my email address if I don't move to icloud ???
Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2012 2:15 AM (in response to marshafromnv)
If you want to keep your MobileMe email address you still need to move your mail only to iCloud.
As of May 1, you can choose to keep using your mail after MobileMe ends, even on devices that don’t meet the iCloud system requirements. Just go to http://me.com/move and select the option to keep using your email after MobileMe ends. Once you have completed this short process, your mail will continue to work on devices that don’t meet the iCloud requirements after MobileMe ends on June 30th, 2012.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2012 3:47 AM (in response to marshafromnv)
When the migration has taken place you will need to set Mail up manually to access your iCloud emai: please follow the instructions here -
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 10:57 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Thanks for that great tutorial! My question is: At what point do I need to change the settings? Midnight tonight? I use my .me address primarily to sync Notes, and although I've backed my my 900+ Notes, and I know they'll still be on my iPhone (iOS5), I'd hate to lose them from my Mail app.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 30, 2012 10:58 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
D'oh! I just saw "after the migration has taken place" ...never mind. I need coffee... Thanks again!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 5:03 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Thanks for spelling all this out. It very much helped me decide what to do. Im not upgrading from Leopard to Lion right away, since I dont really sync that many things, (and it seems like I can still sync manually thru iTunes, tho its awkward, and not my point here). So I did the option where "not all devices are compatible" but I want to keep my email. And my old Mail client settings are still working, now that its July 1. That is: Incoming mail to my name at mac.com comes to my ios 5 devices (phone and iPad), and also to Mail on my tower running Leopard *with the same old settings as ever*.
Is this temporary for the transition period and will I have to change the settings to iCloud email eventually? Is there something Im not understanding? -- maybe something subtle, such as: everything works except Sent Mail syncing to the not-updated Mail Client?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 5:06 AM (in response to Warner62)
You need to set up Mail on your Mac to access iCloud email:
The old settings may still work for a bit but they will stop eventually.
On your iOS devices you should sign into Settings>iCloud and enable Mail, which will be set up automatically.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 5:19 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Thanks for the swift reply Roger.
I am trying those steps: So far, my iPad will not allow me to Sign In at iCloud, returning a message that reads "To use iCloud, move your Mobile Me account." I suppose I did not "move my MobileMe account" when I did the simple not-compatible perserve-email only option. Hmmmm...
I will try setting my Mail client running under Leopard to iCloud settings now.
Hopefully this is useful to others.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 6:16 AM (in response to Warner62)
Heres the immediate confusion that could have been easily avoided: The main page at me.com/move seems to strongly suggest that if your computer is not yet upgraded to Lion, the main requirement for iCloud, you cant move to iCloud. The statement is that ALL devices must be compatible in order to "move".
But then, at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4929
the first sentence is
"If you cannot update all of your devices to the iCloud system requirements, you can still move to iCloud, but iCloud services will work only on the devices that meet the system requirements".
So, if you want iCloud features on your OTHER devices, (most useful if you have more than one other device), you would move to iCloud (paradoxically -- in my case-- using a computer that will not (yet) be able to use iCloud), and reset your Mail settings as per the link above. You can still access some synced data on the non-Lion machine via a browser at iCloud.com.
From my read of HT4929, if instead you opted not to move, but only "keep using my email", (if you did not care about any other syncing), you might NOT have to change your Mail settings, (thats been my experience so far) or you may have to soon, when things actually shift (sometime after the supposed deadline) at the mail server-side, (as per Rogers comment above).
Thats how I see it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 11:59 AM (in response to Warner62)
This morning, my MobileMe email account wasn't in my Mail sidebar, though it was still in my Accounts. I tried changing it to the iCloud servers as Roger described, but Mail wouldn't let me. Before deleting it and creating a new iCloud-based account, I tried simply re-enabling the account in Mail, and voila! All my Notes were back So for now, it seems to be working. But I've bookmarked Roger's page in case it stops...
I already miss iDisk, but that's another story.
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