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jeanthebean Calculating status...
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Jul 11, 2012 6:23 PM

I set up my iCloud account last month and it required me to set up an @me.com email.  I am now told that on August 1 - @me.com accounts will no longer work and I need to get an @icloud.com email.  Anybody know anything about this?

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Jul 11, 2012 6:26 PM (in response to jeanthebean)

    Welcome to the Apple community.

     

    Not only have I not heard anything about this, I have not heard anything about iCloud.com addresses, where have you seen this information.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Jul 12, 2012 5:47 AM (in response to jeanthebean)

    jeanthebean wrote:

     

    I set up my iCloud account last month and it required me to set up an @me.com email.  I am now told that on August 1 - @me.com accounts will no longer work and I need to get an @icloud.com email.  Anybody know anything about this?

    That is incorrect.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Jul 12, 2012 1:02 PM (in response to jeanthebean)

    jeanthebean wrote:

     

    I called Apple Support and the rep told me all of that ... word for word.  I asked him 3 times.

    Still it is incorrect, not all Geniuses are equal.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Jul 12, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to Csound1)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Still it is incorrect, not all Geniuses are equal.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Jul 12, 2012 5:53 PM (in response to jeanthebean)

    You need a me address to be able to use iCloud mail & notes. If you have a different address as your primary address, you will not be allowed to change your primary address to your me address, but you will be allowed to use either of the addresses to log into any of your accounts.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Jul 12, 2012 6:08 PM (in response to jeanthebean)

    If you have not used the existing .me account I suggest creating a new one, logging out of iCloud and then logging back in with the new address.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Jul 12, 2012 6:11 PM (in response to jeanthebean)

    jeanthebean wrote:

     

    b) Am I'm forced to get a gmail or yahoo or other non-@me.com email to use for my Apple ID? 

    Yes, unfortunately it is as simple as that.

    MacPro 3.33 Ghz, 16 Gb RAM, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Apple TV 1, Apple TV 2, Apple TV 3
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Jul 12, 2012 7:27 PM (in response to jeanthebean)

    I think you may be getting confused between the suggestions being made by various posters. I didn't suggest that you create a new Apple ID.

    You clearly have two Apple IDs at the moment, one of which uses a me address, which you cannot change. The other is a non-me address, which you can change, but the address that you substitute in its place must also be a non-me address.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,320 points)
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    Jul 12, 2012 7:37 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)

    A question Winston, what stops the OP from not using the existing .me address and substituting another in its place?

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Jul 12, 2012 7:42 PM (in response to Csound1)

    I don't follow.

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