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Create icloud.com mail addresse for existing icloud account

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I have created an icloud account with 3rd prty mail address, but now I would like to have a name@icloud.com mail address. How can I create an icloud mail address only for an existing icloud account? thank you in advance.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,995 points)

    When you log in in System Preferences>iCloud and check 'Mail' in the checkbox there you will be asked to create a new @icloud.com address.

     

    If you have already done this and want another address you can create up to three 'email aliases' - these are additional addresses (not accounts) which deliver into the same inbox as the main account. (In fact it's a good idea to give out alias addresses, rather than the main address, because if they attract spam you can easily change them.) (New aliases can only be @icloud.com ones; @me.com addresses cannot now be created.)

     

    You should be aware before you start that once you've created an alias you cannot turn that address into a full iCloud account, move it to another account, or reactivate it if you delete it.

     

    More information on aliases here:

     

    http://help.apple.com/icloud/#mm6b1a490a

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