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Apple to offer iCloud.com email addresses

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Monday, July 16, 2012
News Categories: Apple, iCloud

Apple has revealed that it is starting to transition users away from the me.com email addresses and Apple IDs available through MobileMe to new @icloud.com addresses. In its iOS 6 beta 3 change log, a portion of which was posted online by MacRumors, Apple says that “icloud.com email addresses are now available for iCloud mail users. Users signing up for new Apple IDs, or enabling Mail on their iCloud account for the first time, will automatically receive an @icloud.com email address instead of a me.com email address. iCloud users with @me.com addresses that have been used with iOS 6 beta 3 will receive an @icloud.com email address that matches their @me.com address.” As noted in the report, Apple made a similar transition away from @mac.com addresses when it moved from .Mac to MobileMe in 2008.

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Great, so the reward for loyalty - people who used the old MobileMe service, or the older .Mac service - is getting stuck with the insipid “me.com” e-mail address.

Posted by Mollari on July 16, 2012 at 2:56 PM (PDT)

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Mollari, you do realize that the article said exactly the opposite of the conclusion you reached, don’t you?

Posted by bluespark on July 16, 2012 at 7:48 PM (PDT)

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