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HT4864 How can I get a new e-mail

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How can I register a new e-mail address at

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

    New 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 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 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:



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