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iOS 6 beta 3 kills Me.com e-mail addresses in favor of iCloud

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iOS 6 beta 3 kills Me.com e-mail addresses in favor of iCloud
Since the launch of iCloud last year, Apple has been slowly phasing out and transitioning old MobileMe users to the new iCloud platform and name, and one more piece of that puzzle seems to be coming into place with iOS 6. The new beta 3 of iOS 6 is showing that new users will be transitioned to new iCloud e-mail accounts. 

According to the iOS 6 beta 3 changelog:
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


MobileMe was discontinued just last month, and users were given warnings to migrate to iCloud in order to keep a working e-mail address, but it looks like iOS 6 will make that process automatic by moving all me.com users to a new icloud.com e-mail address. So, if you've been one of the lazy users who never moved your MobileMe account to iCloud, it may be done for you soon enough. 

source: MacRumors

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posted on 16 Jul 2012, 22:05 2

1. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


This is stupid.. I made an @me email with icloud because that's what it used to be and now they want a new email...

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 22:09 1

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


sorry to hear that

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 22:36

3. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


bcoz its k.r.apple

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 22:45

4. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)


I hope they automatically forward emails to the new address

posted on 16 Jul 2012, 23:16 5

5. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


wow... I dont think any of you guys read/understood the article. You dont have to change your @me.com address, you dont have to change your apple ID, and you dont have to forward your email. When you upgrade to iOS6 it will just change by itself. So when someone emails your @me.com address you will just get it. I am assuming that when you reply it will show the @icloud.com address.

The only one that should complain is the guy that has me@me.com

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 07:38 2

6. itadzebo (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


Correct!

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