Can i change my .mac email address?

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  1. Deleted member 92943

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    Hi guys

    Probably a simple question but when i signed up to a .mac account i made my own email address like *****@mac.com

    I was wondering whether i am allowed to change it to something else? If so, how do i go about doing it?

    cheers
    Lee
     
  2. will1970

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    I believe that you can't change your main email address (though i stand to be corrected on that) however you can create alias addresses that come through to your main email address. Go to www.mac.com, click on mail (log in of course) then go to preferences, and click the 'create alias' button and set up a new address. I believe you can create up to 5 alias addresses at a time. While this doesn't really answer your question directly it does provide a work around

    Will
     
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    Bummer. Cheers anyway mate

    Does anyone know any different?
     
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    You could always cancel your current subscription and then set up a new account with a new email address. Be sure to check whether your desired new email address is available. You can always "reserve" the new email buy setting up a new .mac account on a trial basis for the time being.
     
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    I think i'll wait until my .mac sub is up in August
     
  6. stuart07970

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    Hiya

    Why do you need the change?
    Do you have spam issues?

    Like the guys said, the best way to do this is to set up your main account,
    and tell no-one your address, tyhen set up your 5 alias's and just use them.
    You start to get spam on one alias, just shut it down and grab another one!

    Sorry for your pain - spam is a pain when you are afflicted!
    (I should know last time i bothered to look I was getting about 120 a day on my freeserve account!)
     

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