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jeanthebean Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I set up my iCloud account last month and it required me to set up an @me.com email.  I am now told that on August 1 - @me.com accounts will no longer work and I need to get an @icloud.com email.  Anybody know anything about this?

  • 1. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    Welcome to the Apple community.

     

    Not only have I not heard anything about this, I have not heard anything about iCloud.com addresses, where have you seen this information.

  • 2. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,410 points)

    jeanthebean wrote:

     

    I set up my iCloud account last month and it required me to set up an @me.com email.  I am now told that on August 1 - @me.com accounts will no longer work and I need to get an @icloud.com email.  Anybody know anything about this?

    That is incorrect.

  • 3. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    jeanthebean Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I called Apple Support and the rep told me all of that ... word for word.  I asked him 3 times.

  • 4. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,410 points)

    jeanthebean wrote:

     

    I called Apple Support and the rep told me all of that ... word for word.  I asked him 3 times.

    Still it is incorrect, not all Geniuses are equal.

  • 5. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    Csound1 wrote:

     

    Still it is incorrect, not all Geniuses are equal.

     

  • 6. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    jeanthebean Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well thank you very much, boys.  I guess my AppleCare Support that I paid for isn't quite paying off afterall.   I still don't understand why I was forced to create an @me.com email when I can't even use the darn thing for my Apple ID!?

  • 7. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    You need a me address to be able to use iCloud mail & notes. If you have a different address as your primary address, you will not be allowed to change your primary address to your me address, but you will be allowed to use either of the addresses to log into any of your accounts.

  • 8. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    jeanthebean Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay, Winston.  You seem to be on top of it all here, so I'm going to get specific with you in hopes you will be able to set me straight ...

     

    Here are the facts: 

     

    a) I have one email which is @charter.net.  That email will become extinct soon. 

     

    b) I have one @me.com email which I created when I started using icloud. 

     

    c) My @charter.net email is my current Apple ID email.

     

    d) I want to change my Apple ID to a different email because as stated above, the @charter.net will die soon.

     

    e) When I try to change my Apple ID to my @me.com email, it does not allow it because it says it is a "Mobile Me" email (even though I have never had a mobile me account). 

     

    Here are my questions:

     

    a) Now what?

     

    b) Am I'm forced to get a gmail or yahoo or other non-@me.com email to use for my Apple ID? 

     

    It simply does not make sense to me.  Can you help me to understand?  What am I missing?

  • 9. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,410 points)

    If you have not used the existing .me account I suggest creating a new one, logging out of iCloud and then logging back in with the new address.

  • 10. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    jeanthebean wrote:

     

    b) Am I'm forced to get a gmail or yahoo or other non-@me.com email to use for my Apple ID? 

    Yes, unfortunately it is as simple as that.

  • 11. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    jeanthebean Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please bear with me for a bit longer as I'm confused.  First, I have used my .me account.  Regardless, you are telling me to create a new iCloud account with a new .me address?  How does that solve my problem that my Apple ID will not allow a .me address?

  • 12. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    I think you may be getting confused between the suggestions being made by various posters. I didn't suggest that you create a new Apple ID.

    You clearly have two Apple IDs at the moment, one of which uses a me address, which you cannot change. The other is a non-me address, which you can change, but the address that you substitute in its place must also be a non-me address.

  • 13. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,410 points)

    A question Winston, what stops the OP from not using the existing .me address and substituting another in its place?

  • 14. Re: @me.com vs. @icloud.com
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    I don't follow.

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