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How to change iCloud email address?

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  • theatrechick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 15, 2013 2:18 PM (in response to vot9783)

    THANK YOU!!! Exactly what I needed. Finally!

  • LMT52 Calculating status...
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    Apr 21, 2013 9:51 AM (in response to Roscoe23)

    Finally!!!!  Good grief, I've been trying to fix this FOREVER!  Thank you

  • lagunacat Calculating status...
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    Apr 21, 2013 10:43 AM (in response to vot9783)

    Reply to vot9783

     

    Yes that is easy to do and no doubt has helped many people but there are many of us who do not want to change our Apple ID's. We only want to change the MAIL address attached to the iCloud account. I have not seen a solution in this thread that allows you to keep your Apple ID and change the email address attached to the iCloud account.

  • theatrechick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 21, 2013 12:30 PM (in response to lagunacat)

    I followed the advice of Matt Curtis (page 1) and was able to change my email address without having to change my Apple ID.  I was reluctant to click on delete account but I did it...worked like a charm and problem solved.

  • Gregory Catalano Calculating status...
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    Apr 21, 2013 1:37 PM (in response to theatrechick)

    Yea I tried that approach, like many others in this thread. It gave me back my original email address.

  • x.graves Calculating status...
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    May 12, 2013 11:43 AM (in response to Highlordkram)

    I mistyped my icloud email and tried to change it to no avail.

     

    I spent a few days researching, and an hour on the phone with apple support and here's what i found out:

     

    - deleting the icloud association from the phone and signing up for icloud again ONLY works if you've never logged in or used the icloud account. If you catch the mistake before making a backup, you can reset it. If you make a backup or anything, it's linked to your appleid forever.

     

    - there's no way to edit, change, or delete the icloud account linked to your appleid... yet. Go to http://www.apple.com/feedback/ and demand they create the ability to edit or re-associate iCloud accounts to appleIDs, and they might eventually do it. My tech support manager said they actually listen to the feedback.

     

    Hope that helps.

  • Gregory Catalano Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    May 12, 2013 3:49 PM (in response to x.graves)

    Yes that helps a a lot! First sensible explanation of why it is working for some and not for others. Thanks!

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    May 13, 2013 5:41 AM (in response to lanceanz)

    Hi Guys, really ned some help. when i try to update my appls I get a pop op box that shows Apple ID Password and under that is has an email address i no longer use sloker@mac.com.  I have changed icloud and everything else with my new email address. I just cant seem to change that  mac.com email, I have tried everything. Any help would be appreciated

  • carol1945 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 13, 2013 6:14 AM (in response to sloker70)

    I have tried and tried to do this because I have the name of my old husband on my email.  But alas, Apple clearly states If you have a .mac or .me account, you cannot change it.

     

    x.graves is right.  it is impossible.  I don't know why. Obviously, some major change would have to happen with their programming.

     

    There are so many of us who would like to change it.  I mean, we all were ten, fifteen years younger when we picked these names.

     

    So, I will do what x.graves has suggested.  Go to their feedback page and complain.

  • John.Orban.who.lives.in.USA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 18, 2013 10:27 AM (in response to Highlordkram)

    Adding my two cents here (and trying not to explode because I'm absolutely seething at this issue - I mean - look - EIGHTEEN PAGES and counting!!)

     

    Well, after looking around (THANK YOU GOOGLE!) I found http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5621?viewlocale=en_US. (I was going to embed this so it wouldn't look so ugly, but evidently Apple and Chrome don't play well together.)

     

    This still doesn't solve my problem of getting rid of the ridiculous me.com and icloud.com email addresses, but at least it gives me a choice and changes the default. But it's still not working correctly.

     

    I guess the days of Apple being the leader in intuitive app design are over??

     

    John

  • esteban2800 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Correct, this DOES NOT resolve my problem. I get so much SPAM on @me.com that I stopped using it. However, I can't change it to @icloud.com because the site will not change anything. You can add alternate emails but your primary will not change. Any ideas? I tried everything.

  • theatrechick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 18, 2013 11:58 AM (in response to esteban2800)

    I experienced the same techno rage as you, over exactly the same problem.  I posted above that I followed the advice of Matt Curtis on page 1 and it worked for me. Good luck.

  • esteban2800 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    May 18, 2013 12:24 PM (in response to theatrechick)

    Oh yeah, I did this along time ago on my iPhone and it works. However, here's my point of my madness. If you log into MyAppleID, your @me.com is static and you can't change it. If I install iCloud control panel on Windows to synchronize my iCloud email my Outlook, it forces you to syncronize all your info and email through @me.com. The bottomline, I get my emails from @icloud.com on my iphone but I have to setup a SPAM rule that any @me.com email goes to directly to JUNK folder.

     

    Apple needs to fix this issue. They need to allow users to completely delete @me.com accounts from the face of the earth.

     

    Although these are just "aliases", we need to be able to manage our aliases under MyAppID profiles.

     

    Suggestions? How about asking Apple to decommission @me.com for good? I vote for that...

     

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  • John.Orban.who.lives.in.USA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 18, 2013 1:35 PM (in response to esteban2800)

    Amen, my brother, I don't know of any fix and I suspect there is no incentive for Apple to change things. I wonder if they are trying to create traffic for their SMTP servers to justify the horrific investment they have made in that NC datacenter? Who knows.

     

    If you want to see the future, check out the Google I/O Keynote 2013. Pandora - good bye, Facebook - sayonara, there are a couple other Google initiatives I can't remember that are going to close the doors of some other vendors - but, do you know why? It's just like this type of foolishness we're going through with an issue that should be fixed and, quite frankly, never have arisen in the first place.

     

    I get email responses from folks at my me.com account that I don't see for DAYS because I never check that account. (It's probably just filling up with SPAM anyhow.) Can't turn it off - how silly is that?

     

    I have come to expect so little from companies these days that when any company shows even a slight bit of insight and concern for their customers, I am overwhelmed.

  • Michael Superczynski Level 5 Level 5 (7,095 points)

    " I wonder if they are trying to create traffic for their SMTP servers to justify the horrific investment they have made in that NC datacenter? Who knows."

     

    iCloud is hardly a "horrific investment".

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