Apple belatedly decided they don't like something about my email address, but won't tell me what.
I just bought a new Mac for work and my employer paid for it so I set up a new Apple ID with my work email address rather than use my own. It seems you can't buy anything from Apple without using an Apple ID. That all went fine as far as can tell, Mac arrived, I switched it on and all works as expected but is a bit insistent about requiring my Apple ID for various things.
So I need to verify my Apple ID; they send an email with a code number; I type in code number… "This email address is not valid for use as an Apple ID"
No explanation, and no instruction what to do about this. I'm stumped.
Anywhere I try to access my Apple account I am told I can't get in until I've verified my ID, but can't because my email address is somehow not valid.
I have checked that I don't have the work email address associated with my personal Apple ID, so that's not confusing anything.