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Is my address a good candidate for my primary email address? I'd like to stop using my old yahoo address. I also only use Mac products. (MacBook, iPhone, iPad).

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I don't understand what you're asking. What does it mean to be a "good candidate for [your] primary email address"? – nadyne Mar 22 '13 at 5:05
Just forward all your existing mail from Yahoo to @me (or and login with your iCloud data? – Rob Mar 22 '13 at 8:10
Why wouldn't it? Sorry, this question has no definitive answer and would only lead to subjective answers. Feel free to use whatever e-mail address you like. – slhck Mar 23 '13 at 10:03

Yes. iCloud has a good online email client and supports IMAP for clients like Outlook or Thunderbird.

However, you might want to use the new email alias.

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+1 It even supports secure (well, at least SSL) IMAP and SMTP, see this: – jaume Mar 22 '13 at 10:14

Apple discontinued the email addresses a couple of months ago. You can still receive emails from,, and, but can only send from I believe.

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