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Switch to iCloud...or not?

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Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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May 17, 2013 1:04 PM

Though I'm a dedicated Apple guy, I've always used Gmail and Google Apps simply because they "get it" when it comes to cloud computing.  And, I have a private domain email address and don't want one that ends with icloud.com.  But that said, now that Google has dropped Google Sync for iOS devices, and I HATE the native Gmail iOS app, I'm getting closer to switching to iCloud, even though I'll lose my private domain email address I've had for a decade.  And I know there is a ZERO chance of Apple ever letting private domain email addressed be used with iCloud mail.

 

The last piece of the puzzle that will help me make the switch is my Apple ID.  Currently it is my private domain email address and if I give that up for iCloud, I want a clean break.  I don't want to have to use an old email address every time I log into anything Apple.  So, *if* I switch to iCloud, can I change my current Apple ID to my existing iCould email address?  If I can't, then my decision is easy...I'll just stay with Google.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, 2013
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,930 points)
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    May 17, 2013 1:37 PM (in response to Larry McJunkin)

    Larry McJunkin wrote:

     

    So, *if* I switch to iCloud, can I change my current Apple ID to my existing iCould email address

    I'm afraid you can't. You can change it to another non-Apple address, but not to your @icloud.com address.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,930 points)
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    May 17, 2013 2:08 PM (in response to Larry McJunkin)

    If you want to change the login address you can just get a free Yahoo one - it's only for login, you don't have to give it out to anyone else.

     

    But in any case, as you've got your own domain email, why use iCloud email anyway? If you can get an IMAP service from any provider that will let you use your domain address then it will sync between devices just the same as iCloud (which is IMAP). You can still use iCloud if you want to sync Calendars and Contacts, you aren't forced to use their email.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,930 points)
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    May 17, 2013 2:08 PM (in response to Larry McJunkin)

    See also my addition to my post above, typed while you posted your last answer.

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