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josty Calculating status...
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Aug 1, 2012 12:16 AM

Hi,

 

according to this article http://www.macrumors.com/2012/07/31/apple-ready-to-finish-shutting-down-mobileme -over-next-few-days/ is @me.com already closed. So why I have to create @me.com account to active Notes in iCloud? Everything works...contacts, calendars, reminders but only Notes wants @me.com account.

 

Thx for reply

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, 13", i5 2.3GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128GB SSD
  • user1724 Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 5:43 AM (in response to josty)

    While Notes has its own app, it syncs on the Mac using an email account (as it did before).  Note that you can also sync the Notes app with notes from other email accounts.

     

    So yoiu need the @me email account.  You do not have to use it if you do not want to.  It just needs to be created so apple can use it to sync.

  • SeaBeast Level 4 Level 4 (2,835 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 5:45 AM (in response to josty)

    That's the opposite.  Apple had closed MobileMe (i.e. @mac.com) after the lunch of iCloud (i.e. @me.com).

     

    All the apps you are mentionning do use iCloud for sync.

  • user1724 Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 6:56 AM (in response to josty)

    They are synced by iCloud, using the mail transport.  All that is new is a seperate app to put them in on the Mac.  This makes a lot of sense to me, having a notes app on all platforms.  Who cares how the stuff gets up and down from the cloud.

  • SeaBeast Level 4 Level 4 (2,835 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to josty)

    Notes doesn't sync via email, it sync via iCloud like all the other.  But in order to sync via iCloud, Notes need access to your iCloud account, therefore your @me.com which is your iCloud ID.

     

    Maybe I missing something in your question...

  • SeaBeast Level 4 Level 4 (2,835 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 7:06 AM (in response to josty)

    On iPhone, go in Settings then iCloud and turn note on.  Do the same in System Preferences on your Mac.  Then your done.

  • user1724 Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 7:21 AM (in response to SeaBeast)

    If you check sync notes it will ak you to set up a @me email account first.  This is because the notes sync to the mac is actually using the @me email.  I just had to set up another @me email on a mac just because of this requirement.

     

    And you can see in the notes app on the mac the ability to sync notes from other email providers.

     

    That is just the transport used.  It is what it is.  With the implementation of Mountain Lion apple just gave you a separate app to view notes, that is all.  They did not change the way notes works, they could not unless they wanted to leave all other email notes users hanging.

     

    Not sure why the confusion here.  That is just the way it works, and it always has.

  • SeaBeast Level 4 Level 4 (2,835 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 7:24 AM (in response to josty)

    Ok, I understand your confusion.

     

    Your AppleID is @gmail.com.  From your AppleId, you can get an iCloud account which will gives you an email @me.com.

     

    What's confusing is that you are able to login into your iCloud.com account by entering either your AppleID or your iCloud email.  In your case, that would mean login in to your @me.com while using your @gmail.com adress.

     

    You have to think this as a package of services you get from iCloud which include email as long as syncing.  If you setup your iCloud services using your AppleID, it doesn't mean that it has anything to do with your Google account.

     

    You can manage your AppleID at https://appleid.apple.com/ and also check which email is linking to your account.

  • C snowman Calculating status...
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    Aug 1, 2012 5:29 PM (in response to josty)

    My question is if I already have an apple ID, AND a @me.com, why is notes asking me to create ANOTHER @me.com.  Why wont it let me chose the existing one?

  • user1724 Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 5:39 PM (in response to C snowman)

    C snowman wrote:

     

    My question is if I already have an apple ID, AND a @me.com, why is notes asking me to create ANOTHER @me.com.  Why wont it let me chose the existing one?

    The @me address must be associated with the Apple ID you are using with iCloud.

     

    My guess is that your @me address is not associated with your apple id you used to login to iCloud services.  So it wants you to create another to use with that apple id. 

  • SeaBeast Level 4 Level 4 (2,835 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 5:32 AM (in response to josty)


    That's really confusing because I have no clue what's my iCloud email address. I login to icloud.com only with my
    blablabla@gmail.com. I read that @me.com will be automatically transfered to @icloud.com. And I have no @me.com account so I guess have no icloud.com account too. So what you mean by login with my icloud email?

    Hi josty,

     

    @me.com is the email format of Apple's iCloud service on which you can log into on the web at www.icloud.com.

     

    So just to clarify, @me.com is the email adress you get from iCloud and there is no @ilcoud.com email adress.  The tranfert you are referring to is not from @me to @icloud, it was from the previous Apple service which was MobileMe to the actual one which is iCloud.  Again that's may be confused if you were not using this service at that time.

     

    So what I meant by login into iCloud was yoo to go at www.icloud.com and log into your account if you do have one.  This can be done either with you AppleID or your iCloud email.  It will be less confusing using your @me.com adress as a logon however.

     

    Once there, click on your name at the top right of the windows and then on your AppleID. This will lead to you to a web page where you can manage your account information and associated emails.  You can also go there directly at https://appleid.apple.com.  You really should go there and it will help you to understand how your account is setup.

    Anyway. I've already resolved my problem. I've used my Gmail account for syncing notes. Only problem was that in my iPhone I had to erase imap prefix "[Gmail]" from advanced settings of Google account. Because label in Gmail (I mean in webmail interface) was "[Gmail]/Notes" and label created by MacBook was only "Notes". So notes from iPhone and MacBook were in different places and sync was mismatched. I don't understand this, because Mail app in MacBook has set imap prefix "[Gmail]" and doesn't create label "[Gmail]/Notes" but only "Notes".

     

    That's one way to go but you more using another services rather than solving your issue with iCloud.  Then when you get into Gmail, I no longer follow since I'm not using it.

     

    Good luck,

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