1. Annie_M's Avatar
    I've never established an email account on iCloud. Instead, I use Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail. I have often wondered if I should set up an iCloud email account. It would be for personal use only. Before I decide, I'd appreciate any feedback about iCloud mail.
    02-05-2020 03:42 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    I've never established an email account on iCloud. Instead, I use Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail. I have often wondered if I should set up an iCloud email account. It would be for personal use only. Before I decide, I'd appreciate any feedback about iCloud mail.
    I use it for everything Apple related and for important stuff, official stuff, like government, city and whatnot.
    Hotmail is for semi-official and other less important stuff.
    Gmail is for spam.
    And Yahoo is when I suspect a website is malicious or untrustworthy in any way.
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    02-05-2020 05:23 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've never established an email account on iCloud. Instead, I use Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail. I have often wondered if I should set up an iCloud email account. It would be for personal use only. Before I decide, I'd appreciate any feedback about iCloud mail.
    I have an iCloud email account that I use sparingly, but it works really well. I use the calendar associated with my iCloud account far more than I do the email.
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    02-05-2020 05:27 PM
  4. staceymj86's Avatar
    I have several iCloud email addresses that I use for different things in addition to hotmail, gmail, outlook and Comcast.
    02-05-2020 05:47 PM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Gmail since the beginning of Google and Android. When I jumped ship to iPhone I created an iCloud email address and now have my Gmail forwarding to it. Been working great for years.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    02-05-2020 08:24 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    iCloud mail is one I rarely use. I mostly use my Gmail accounts.
    02-05-2020 08:33 PM
  7. MrMars's Avatar
    After years of using gmail I recently deactivated it and began using my iCloud email account exclusively. Maybe as I get older I’m becoming paranoid but, having used Gmail for so long I’ve started having privacy concerns. Anyway, iCloud email is working fine and, the amount of spam I receive has been reduced to practically zero.
    02-05-2020 09:11 PM
  8. Ed7789's Avatar
    I have been using iCloud email since day one, for personal use. I never had big downsides. I like the way the inbox rules work, even though fairly limited, since they allow me to move messages from the different mailing lists I'm on.
    02-05-2020 09:45 PM
  9. flyinion's Avatar
    Gmail since the beginning of Google and Android. When I jumped ship to iPhone I created an iCloud email address and now have my Gmail forwarding to it. Been working great for years.
    How did you forward your gmail to it? You have me curious about trying that. I've just been using GMail for the last couple years after I shut down one personal website and moved another to a new host and got rid of all the emails associated with those domains. I'm getting very little spam to my GMail right now, but am kind of interested in trying out an iCloud mail as well. I'm using Spark for reading email though so I guess I could always just keep using that and add the iCloud mail account to it.
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    02-06-2020 02:41 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Gmail since the beginning of Google and Android. When I jumped ship to iPhone I created an iCloud email address and now have my Gmail forwarding to it. Been working great for years.
    What benefit do you get from forwarding Gmail to iCloud, other than the push notifications?
    02-07-2020 10:34 AM
  11. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    How did you forward your gmail to it? You have me curious about trying that. I've just been using GMail for the last couple years after I shut down one personal website and moved another to a new host and got rid of all the emails associated with those domains. I'm getting very little spam to my GMail right now, but am kind of interested in trying out an iCloud mail as well. I'm using Spark for reading email though so I guess I could always just keep using that and add the iCloud mail account to it.
    https://support.google.com/mail/answer/10957?hl=en
    02-07-2020 10:48 AM
  12. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    What benefit do you get from forwarding Gmail to iCloud, other than the push notifications?
    Other than push, none. I used my Gmail account for so long I just decided to use my iCloud address for a while.
    02-07-2020 11:05 AM
  13. flyinion's Avatar
    Thanks! I've done stuff like that in the past for Yahoo when I had one of those but not GMail. I've had a GMail account since like 2008 or so but only really used it as a login for Android until that point a couple years ago when I shut down those website based emails and needed something to use. Since I'm using Spark for email reading though I'll probably just create an iCloud address and add it to Spark instead if I decided to create one
    02-07-2020 01:22 PM
  14. kataran's Avatar
    I use my iCloud address as an urgent to my main hotmail for very important email contacts as there no real scam mail coming thru on it
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    02-07-2020 01:54 PM
  15. Ze-tr00th-hurtZ's Avatar
    Using Gmail/iCloud intermittently. They co-exist for various (and different) purposes.
    02-09-2020 01:01 PM
  16. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I use my iCloud address as an urgent to my main hotmail for very important email contacts as there no real scam mail coming thru on it
    I’ve had a couple iCloud/me.com accounts since the beginning, and use them exactly like this...urgent/important emails, no spam coming through
    02-09-2020 07:48 PM
  17. Ambaa's Avatar
    I have been using gmail for years, maybe I should try icloud too after seeing all the positive feedback about it.
    Lee_Bo, kataran and nikkisharif like this.
    02-10-2020 03:06 AM
  18. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I have been using gmail for years, maybe I should try icloud too after seeing all the positive feedback about it.
    Give it a try. You won’t know if you don’t use it.
    02-10-2020 06:41 AM
  19. Wotchered's Avatar
    I have been using an iCloud email address for most serious stuff since it started. Yahoo for doubtful or spam likely sites
    Annie_M and kataran like this.
    02-10-2020 07:05 AM
  20. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I use it as a 'recovery email' when one is asked for and it's of course accessed through the iOS mail app which I never have liked. I have used Outlook and the Gmail app over the years for my Gmail but am a fan of Spark - which like any 3rd party email client requires ( or 'Apple requires') 2 step authentication to use iCloud mail. I've never 'two-stepped' on my Apple Account and don't plan to anytime soon so iCloud / Apple Mail are backup/ recovery only.
    02-11-2020 03:02 PM
  21. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    To use iCloud mail on Spark ( or any 'third party' email client,) one must establish & use 2 step authentication. Only Apple 'mail' iOS or Mac OS will work without 2 step authentication having been set up. Pluses & minuses there which is why I use Spark for Gmail & Mail for iCloud.
    Last edited by dmoskaluk; 02-14-2020 at 06:01 AM.
    02-11-2020 06:58 PM
  22. ksassy's Avatar
    I use my iCloud mail for Apple stuff and recovery for Gmail, Hotmail is for online ordering and spam, and Gmail is for personal.
    Annie_M and dmoskaluk like this.
    02-13-2020 10:05 AM
  23. staceymj86's Avatar
    I’m embarrassed to say I have over 10 different email addresses. I’ve actually started clearing them and in the process of deleting many of them.
    02-13-2020 09:58 PM

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