How Do I Create More Than One iCloud Email Account?

I go into Mail click on “Add Account”, choose “iCloud” as the account provider, then “Continue”. Enter my Apple ID and click “next”, then my password. The iCloud panel is displayed with my Apple iCloud account name on the top. I click “Add Account” and nothing happens. The panel with Add Account” goes away.

Comments: 5 Responses to “How Do I Create More Than One iCloud Email Account?”

    12/17/18 @ 5:40 pm

    Do you want to *create* an iCloud email account? Or do you want to *add* a second, existing account?

    The Add Account function in Mail and System Preferences allows you to add an email account from various email services. But you don’t create accounts that way. It sounds like you already have your iCloud email hooked up in Mail, and you are then going through the steps to add it again, thinking that it would let you create a new account? But that is not what it does.

    Creating a new account is something you could do by creating a new Apple ID — but this is a very bad idea as having more than one Apple ID leads to lots of trouble.

    Another thing you can do is to set up an email alias. I have a video on that.

    12/17/18 @ 5:47 pm

    Great Gary! Even better! Thanks. I also want to change my iCloud account on all of my devices to my iCloud email account. Anything I should be aware of? Is it fraught with danger?

    12/17/18 @ 7:20 pm

    Gene: Not sure what you mean. Do you have multiple iCloud accounts? One for email and one for other things? I’ll try to help if you can be specific about what is going on exactly.

    1/2/19 @ 2:01 pm

    Hi Again Gary, I set ups my email with the 3 aliases. Is there a way to have “submailboxes” so that I can see the emails separately? I know I can set rules but is there a way to have the folders I am moving the emails to be higher up in the navigation panel for Mail? Thanks in advance.

    1/2/19 @ 6:33 pm

    Gene: Since they are aliases, not separate accounts, they all come into the same inbox. You can search for that alias to see the search results for that one alias. The rule idea is a good one, but do it at so it works before the email gets to your various devices.

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