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HT4864 How can I get a new e-mail address@me.com?

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How can I register a new e-mail address at me.com?

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

    New @me.com addresses can no longer be created. If you don't have an iCloud account you can use your Apple ID to create one (Lion 10.7.5 on a Mac, or iOS5/6 required) by signing in in System Preferences (or Settings)>iCloud with it and enabling Mail in the checklist. You will be asked to create an @icloud.com address.

     

    If you already have an iCloud account you can add 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.) (Again, new aliases can only be @icloud.com ones.)

     

    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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