6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 10:06 AM by rhpatterson27
TrabucoGeorge Level 1 Level 1

I would like someone to tell me what the point is of a cloud email address?

  • John Pettit Level 1 Level 1

    ummm...to send and receive email??


    is this a trick question?!?

  • Mada Alofoq Level 1 Level 1

    my ID can't enter anything Mac store, appstore, itunes, imessage, ichat, icloud

    I tried by using @gmail  @me   @icloud  not work .

    also reset my password  .. said the message is sent   but I didn't find any message in e-mail

    and Ican't enter to @icloud @me   mail  ,but enter to @gmail

    when i choose  (Answer security questions) and wrote my answers  said your birthday is incorrect ?

    By find My Apple ID the same problem

       may be  apple message can't arrived to my mail , because security settings??? And solution

    Or  Someone rabbed my ID ?????/

  • TrabucoGeorge Level 1 Level 1

    I'll re-phrase......


    How does having a Cloud email address make life better? I understand that you can send and receive emails but why use a Cloud email address to do it when I'm sure we already have perfectly valid email addresses?

  • John Pettit Level 1 Level 1

    it doesn't.  it is simply another email service like gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc. i guess the only benefit is that it's integrated with icloud in a single place.  i don't use my icloud email but many do.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9

    It's so that the email address reflects the branding of the service, as does Yahoo and Google mail. If you already have an @me.com address you can simply go on using it: there's no obligation to use the @icloud.com version, but new subscribers and any aliases created from now on will be @icloud.com.

  • rhpatterson27 Level 1 Level 1

    This is nothing more than "address association with current technology"?


    @mac was the original format for Apple associted email

    @me came along when Mobile Me was created

    @icloud is now the latest generation of the Apple email address format


    All three will filter to the "iCloud" mailbox associated with your Apple ID, therefore, all three are valid addresses and could be actively used. It is completely up to the user as to which they prefer.


    I have @me and @icloud and have no issues.