Can I use @iCloud.com with ios5 on ipad1 ?
You should be able to send a message from your @icloud account but I don't believe there is a way to set it as your default account to send messages from unless you have iOS 6.
Thanks that helps....
This - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4759
Mentions the limitations of iOS 5 at the bottom
If you cannot change the default sending account, you will know when you try.
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