My IDs are a mess ...

Discussion in 'iPad OS' started by mhaskell, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. mhaskell

    mhaskell iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2011
    Messages:
    24
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    So I have a blogging identity that I run through an anonymous gmail account. I use that same gmail account for my iTunes purchases. I also have my normal gmail account, which is what I'm using here.

    I update to iOS 5, and suddenly my friends and family are getting SMS from my blogger email addy ID. It's nothing scandalous (a variation of "sarcastic"), but it's certainly caused some confusion and more than a few unanswered messages.

    I tried to fix it by adding my account to my iCloud ID. It hasn't helped. Some people continue to get messages from others say (and I believe them), they are receiving nothing.

    Next, I created a new apple ID ( , and am about to begin using that. But two problems with this "fix" occur to me:

    1. All my app and iTunes purchases are via my anonymous ID.
    2. What if I want to message with someone, but don't yet want to give out personal information (for example someone from a dating site)?

    I appreciate your advice.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 21, 2011
  2. mhaskell

    mhaskell iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2011
    Messages:
    24
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I'm not sure why it was edited - I made the email addresses generic. Was that a bot?
     
  3. iCrank

    iCrank iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011
    Messages:
    80
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    The bay areA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    IMessage uses your apple id. That being the reason why they are receiving messages. Well that's if your family is using any idevice running iOS 5
     
  4. Darkstar2007

    Darkstar2007 iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1,329
    Thanks Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    On a lake in Alabama
    Ratings:
    +66 / 0
    Hey! I think I know you from somewhere. Lol.
    Oh yeah.
    + 1! (Don't wanna hi-jack this thread). Lmao. :D
     
  5. iCrank

    iCrank iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011
    Messages:
    80
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    The bay areA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Lol...
     
  6. twerppoet

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    18,486
    Thanks Received:
    3,344
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +4,264 / 4
    iCloud and many other email services will let you create alias email addresses. Create and use one for sites/services that you consider questionable or disposable. You can delete the alias later without affecting your main account.

    Just be careful when replying to emails sent to your alias. Make sure the reply address isn't your real address.
     

Share This Page