iCloud makes me use a .me email but I have my own domain address.

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  1. toemaytoe

    toemaytoe iPF Novice

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    Hi everyone, I just had a different problem answered for me a few minutes ago so I guess I'm Hoping that lightning will strike twice in the same place. My problem is this, I activated my iCloud account and had to give it an email address on the spot. It wouldn't let me use one of the email addresses that I own in my own domain name. I don't want another address when I have two addresses that I use for everything. Is there any way to make my iCloud account work with my existing address? Much thanks.
     
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    There are a few different ways to handle that. I currently have a gmail address set up on both my iPhone and my iPad, as well as the .me account for my iCloud account. Both accounts show up on my iPad, iPhone, and on my Mac (were I stopped using the web site for gmail and now just use Mac Mail on my Mac). Since I have chosen to just have my msn account on forward to gmail, not my gmail on forward to my .me account, the .me account just sits there. Therefore since I am using gmail, a record of the email stays on the gmail account so I can always retrieve it from gmail either from the site or within the mail program. When I delete an email on the iPhone, iPad, or Mac, it is removed from my inbox on all devices, but a record of that email remains on the all mail box of gmail.

    Another way to set it up is to actually use iCloud mail and do the same thing with your other accounts that I did with gmail. If you get the article that I have quoted bellow you will see that you can also set up iCloud mail to either respond or send mail that seems to be coming from your regular accounts and your .me account.

    Here is a quote and some directions from the Jan. / Feb 2012 issue of iPhone Life, article on iCloud

    To use these features, you’ll need to enable them in Settings>iCloud. Note that in order to use iCloud for email, you’ll need to use an email address in the me.com domain name.

    You’ll have to either use this email address from now on, or simply turn on auto forwarding of your regular email account so that everything goes to me.com. You’ll still be able to do your email in the usual way, and you can set it up so that recipients of your email will see your usual email address, not your me.com address.

    You can actually use any email client to access your iCloud email.

    The settings are:

    Incoming mail: smtp.mail.me.com

    Username: your Apple ID

    Password: your Apple password

    Port: 993

    Outgoing mail server: smtp.mail.me.com

    SMTP port for outgoing mail: 587

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