Last week, Apple announced that iCloud customers could begin using an “@icloud” email address. I wondered why someone would use @icloud vs. @me or even @mac.com. I put the question to Twitter and got a few good answers. Here’s what you had to say.
Matt Hayhurst had a great observation. @mac and @icloud are clearly Apple-branded addresses, while @me could be anything.
Joshua Miller notes that it’s helped people understand exactly what iCloud is. “I don’t know how many times I have the conversation, ‘What is iCloud?’ This finally tells folks it’s an email service+.”
All good observations, but I think Matt hit on something. Giving someone an @icloud or @mac email address says, “I’m an Apple customer.” @me doesn’t.
“Most people don’t even know that Apple ever offered @me.com accounts. They think it’s just a really cool email address. Plus, even if you don’t opt to switch to it entirely, you will still get any emails sent to your automatically-generated-by-Apple @icloud.com address. They’ll just show up in you @me.com inbox without you having to do anything. Stick with @me.com and you get the best of both worlds.”