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How to change iCloud email address?

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  • Mtaqiba Calculating status...
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    Nov 25, 2012 9:45 PM (in response to Trinads)

    Thank you, your suggested steps worked for me

  • Ryanph Calculating status...
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    Nov 26, 2012 11:39 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    II was hitting the same issuue and the Apple website states to simply chang the From address to @icloud.com and everything will work.  of course you have to do this for every outbound mail, so I checked the Mail applet and could NOT edit the email address as it is locked.  SO, I removed my account and added back THIS TIME I used my @icloud.com account to sign in INSTEAD of my AppleID and it took the account and got me setup using my iCloud account instead of my @me.com address.  SO it looks like the @icloud.com is not only an email alias but can also be used for authentication/logins as well.

     

    Try this and see if it fixes your issue.  I was surprised I could use my alias to login when creating a new icloud account, but hey it worked, whew!

     

    Hope this helps

    ....Ryan

  • lynn54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 6:37 PM (in response to Virginia Garnitz)

    Virginia,

    I'm writing to make sure that the solution you listed here addresses the problem I'm seeking a solution for. I want to change the email address that is tied to my iCloud account. (I know that I can create and change alias email addresses tied to my icloud account, but I want to delete the original email address that I created when I created my icloud account.)

    I just want to delete this address because I created it in haste (not realizing that I could not change it), and I used a nickname that I do not like. It bugs me to have it associated with my account; I just want it gone.

    Does this sound like the problem you had?

     

    Thanks.

  • esteban2800 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 7:47 AM (in response to lynn54)

    When I talked to Apple support, I was told that the first email account you create with Apple is your main account for everything and it can not be deleted. In my case, my original email address was @aol.com and that is what I have to iTunes, iPhone, etc. I don't use this account at all because I have created other aliases such as @icloud.com and @me.com. However, all these aliases are tied up to the parent account @aol.com and the parent cannot be deleted which is shows as my main account when I log in to iTunes.

     

    The alternative is to stop using your primary account and direct all your emails to the alias account of your choice. How do you do that? Just point your email address as default to the alias of your choice and stop or delete the other accounts from your iPhone, PC or Mac. The parent email address will reside on the servers but you will at least stop using it. Apple might realized some day that this is a waste of email space. Hope this helps. The sort answer is NO.

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    Dec 6, 2012 3:43 AM (in response to vot9783)

    Thanks! It worked for me

  • Jolenelovesanimals Calculating status...
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    Dec 6, 2012 9:19 AM (in response to pinkteaji)

    That is EXACTLY what i needed.  Worked and now I am all happy again.  Thank You!!!!

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    Dec 10, 2012 10:04 PM (in response to Matt Curtis)

    your answer is correct i tried it and presto it worked thanks for solving this problem for all us users  u rock

  • esteban2800 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 7:31 PM (in response to pepsitrev)

    Glad it works. By the way, I am already having issues with iCloud app on Windows 8. It does not sync my calendar but that is a different topic.

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    Dec 28, 2012 6:02 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    Matt's way worked for me. I started a new email address and I had already changed my apple ID to the new email address but when I went to settings in my phone it wouldn't let me change the email for iCloud so I deleted the account and when I went back into settings and then iCloud it showed my new email address and I just had to enter my password, took all of 5 seconds

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    Dec 29, 2012 6:04 AM (in response to Kceballo)

    Worked for me too just as kceballo said. Thanks.

  • jjagnoc Calculating status...
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    Jan 7, 2013 7:43 PM (in response to Matt Curtis)

    It worked! thanks

  • carol1945 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 11:21 PM (in response to lynn54)

    I think I have a similar problem and wonder if anyone can help me.  I have a @mac.com and a @me.com email address.  It has the name of my former husband.  I want that name gone, all I want to change is the name@me.com  I do not understand why I cannot do this.  The Apple website states anyone with @mac.com or @me.com cannot change.

     

    This email address is also my apple id.  I just want to change the name part of my apple id.  The guy at the Apple store said I would have to delete the entire account and lose any music or books that I bought.

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    Jan 20, 2013 6:44 AM (in response to Matt Curtis)

    This worked for me.

  • Msbrouse Calculating status...
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:35 PM (in response to Highlordkram)

    I would like to have an @me account, but can only create an @icloud account. How can I get an @me?

  • Michael Superczynski Level 5 Level 5 (7,105 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:36 PM (in response to Msbrouse)

    The .me domain has been retired.

    You can't.

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