Since the introduction of iCloud, users have found themselves stuck with an old email address they didn’t want. Fortunately there is a solution – creating aliases. Here’s how.
First go to iCloud.com and log in with your Apple ID.
Then click the Mail icon.
Click the gear icon in the upper right hand corner of Mail, and click Preferences.
Next, click on Addresses.
Click Add an alias. Apple allows you to create up to three.
This is where you enter your new alias.
Note: This only will work for use in sending and receiving email. You won’t be able to use this as your Apple ID. Click OK.
If that user name isn’t taken, you’ll have your groovy new alias. Whenever you send an email message, you can choose to send it from the alias you just made.
If you’re not happy with an alias, delete it by selecting the alias in Preferences>>Addresses, and clicking Delete Alias.
If you’re deleting one after reaching the limit of three, you’ll have to wait seven days before creating another.
Now you can take advantage of the free @me.com account offered through iCloud. Groovy!