HT4895: Using your Apple ID for Apple servicesLearn about Using your Apple ID for Apple services
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2012 2:29 PM (in response to jlpartin)
I feel the same way. I was excited to make my me.com email address so I could finally kiss everything Google (except web search obviously) goodbye.
But since I can't use my me.com address as my Apple ID I can't get rid of my Gmail.
Anyone know why this is set up the way it is? Frankly it's idiotic. Why would I make a second email account (@me.com) if I doesn't actually allow me to consolidate or move away from the old one?
2 email accounts is never better than one.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 1:46 AM (in response to Blank Square)
Has anyone provided an answer / solution to this as i'm the exact same boat - it's so annoying!!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 8:47 AM (in response to jlpartin)
Thats really weird because my apple id is my email address at me.com.
I don't understand why you are having an issue using this, however I would say that the problem with having an apple id as your email is that you can not change your apple id EVER.
This is a problem when you have issues with Match and it won't let you change the account without incurring a 90 day denial of service of your other id.....
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 6:06 AM (in response to leestanley)
When I try to change my primary Apple ID it tells me that I can't use adomain owned by apple?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 6:12 AM (in response to DanielTerry)
It may be worth phoning Apple, don't understand why there are so many inconsistincies with regard to this issue.
I'm having a bit of a battle with them at the mo regarding primary and secondary id's and the 90 day rule, dammned frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 9:56 PM (in response to jlpartin)
I used my mac.com (predecessor to me.com) to create my Apple ID three weeks ago. It shows my me.com as an alias.
With my old Mail account the user name was one word. Now the iCloud user name is the email address (my mac.com address). Now I can't enter it into my Android for another email account because the system only accepts an email address as a user name.
Tonight I was working with my old email account I migrated into my new laptop and suddenly I lost my drafts from yesterday, and my sent emails. Newer is not always better, and the bigger Apple gets the more distant they become from actually giving customer service (go to the community is their favorite line), unless you pay big fees. Apple makes enough money off the "community", they should not be using the free services of the "community" simply to make even more money.
Reading the "community" forums is frustrating, and revealing of all the problems they keep having with their "new" products.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 5:28 PM (in response to jlpartin)
I found the answer here:
The bottom line is:
I think you can't register a @me.com address because it's already an Apple ID by default. Perhaps try logging in with your @me.com account to the Apple Store or iTunes Store and see if it works. Maybe you don't need to setup a new account at all; assuming your MobileMe account is still active, you already have one.