HT5441: iCloud: Using your @icloud.com email addressLearn about iCloud: Using your @icloud.com email address
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 11:13 AM (in response to Michelle Cox)
No, it does not mean that. As it states towards the bottom of the exact same Support Article you came here from:
"No matter which address you choose to send email from, you will continue to receive all email sent to your @me.com, @mac.com, or @icloud.com email addresses directly in your iCloud inbox."
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to Michelle Cox)
I never had a .mac mail address but I had (have) a .me mail address. Both the old .me address and the new .icloud address still work for me. So I suppose your .mac address should work fine.