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How Do I Get Rid Of the @me Version Of My iCloud Email?

I am trying to get rid of my @me email address. Apparently not that easy to do if at all. It is not listed as an alias in icloud mail so I can’t highlight it and delete it. Somewhere along the line the @me version has been aquired by mailing lists and I get endless spam that I cannot control. If I cannot delete this email address from my apple ID what are the best ways to stop the mail from getting to my mac? Is a rule on the server sending spam to trash the best one can do?
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Rob

Comments: 5 Responses to “How Do I Get Rid Of the @me Version Of My iCloud Email?”

    7 months ago

    Well, first, I’d start using your @iCloud.com email address everywhere. And I mean everywhere. Make sure every account on every service you use has @iCloud.com and not @me.com as your email address or “ID” for that service. While sending email to @me.com or @iCloud.com ends up in the same place, a service that knows you was your @me.com email address will consider that a completely different ID. So make sure you switch all of those over.

    Then, once you are satisfied that you are getting no more legitimate email at the @me.com version, go to the iCloud.com web site. Then go to the Mail app in there, then to the Settings (bottom left). Then set up a rule. It is important to do this on the server here at iCloud.com and not in your Mail app. This needs to be taken care of at the server level before the messages are every sent to your computers and iOS devices.

    Then set the rule so that if the email is addressed to the @me.com version, that it should go right to junk.

    Then for a few days or weeks, monitor your Junk folder to see what you may have forgotten to switch over.

    Rob
    7 months ago

    Thanks for the response. Yes have done all of that. Question is…is this the best I can do? The spam still gets to my mac in the junk or trash folder. Is there no function to block emails at the server or delete the @me account completely?

    7 months ago

    Rob: So if you have done all of that, then your problem should be solved. Why worry about the email in your Junk mail folder? It is properly marked as Junk and there for you to check every once in a while to see if there is a false positive. You could just set the rule to delete them instead of send to junk, but that makes it tough if you ever get in the situation where you realize something important was sent to @me.com and you can’t fish it out.

    Shirley
    7 months ago

    I thought that @iCloud.com and @me.com were interchangeable? Is this not true?

    7 months ago

    Shirley: Not for other services. For instance, say if you sign up for an Amazon account using your @me.com email address. That’s your ID. If you then try to sign in using the @icloud.com version, it won’t match as far as Amazon is concerned.

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