How to Create a Mailbox in iCloud?

Apple offers its loyal users to replace their email service with its own proprietary client. Let’s find out how to quickly create your iCloud mailbox from your iPhone or Mac but also the few additional options offered by the service.

When Apple launched iCloud in 2011, the American company offered its users an online storage service as well as complete messaging that was perfectly integrated into its various products via the Mail application. It is also possible to configure most of the email software offered by third-party publishers to receive your messages.

Most historical Apple users already have an account with the manufacturer. Indeed, the company launched before iCloud another cloud computing service called MobileMe. The latter was not very successful, due to its many bugs, but allowed many people to benefit from an email account ending with the me.com domain.

For those who do not yet have an email account or wish to abandon Gmail or Outlook for the solution offered by the Californian manufacturer, creating an iCloud mailbox only takes a few minutes, we explain here the procedure to follow to quickly take advantage of this service on iOS and iPadOS or your MacBook .

Create iCloud Mail on an iPhone or iPad

Before you can create your iCloud email address, you will first need to create an Apple ID from your mobile device or computer. To do this, go to the App Store from your iPhone or iPad , then create your username by entering your email and personal information.

To create an iCloud email address from your iPhone running iOS, simply go to the “Settings” application and then click on the first section at the top of the page, titled with your full name.

Then click on iCloud to access your account settings and finally check the “iCloud Mail” box.

How to Create a Mailbox in iCloud?

A dialog box will then prompt you to choose your main address ending in @icloud.com. You can enter any personalized user name according to your preferences, unless it is already used by another person.

All you have to do is validate to complete the configuration and connect. Your iCloud mail account will automatically be added to the Mail software of your iPhone or iPad on which the configuration was carried out.

Create your iCloud mail on a Mac

If you only have a Mac or if you prefer the comfort of a good old computer rather than going through a small touch screen, it is also possible to create and configure your iCloud email address from macOS in a few very simple steps.

To do this, you first need to go to the “System Preferences” application on your Mac, symbolized by an icon representing a toothed wheel. You can also access it by clicking on the “Apple” icon at the top left of your screen and then clicking on “System Preferences”.

Then select “Apple ID” to access your account options list. Finally check “iCloud Mail”. A pop-up window will then open and allow you to choose your identifier in order to complete your email address ending with @icloud.com.

How to Create a Mailbox in iCloud?
How to Create a Mailbox in iCloud?

Finally validate the creation of your email address. Your account is automatically configured in the Apple Mail software. Your first mails are automatically retrieved by push.

It is also possible to configure your iCloud email account and connect several other email clients to it such as Spark, Outlook or AirMail. To do this you will need to enter your username and an application password, to be generated from the website allowing you to manage your Apple ID.

How to create aliases for your iCloud mailbox?

A single iCloud address is not necessarily the most practical if you want to use your main account for all of your web activities. For example, you do not want commercial sites to have access to your real email address when you order a product on an e-commerce site or use a price comparison tool.

iCloud allows you to avoid switching from one email account to another thanks to aliases. This option allows you to benefit from additional addresses attached to your main account. You can create up to three aliases in total and use them as you see fit on the web. Your various emails will be automatically sent to your inbox to facilitate their reception and reading. You can also delete them very easily when you no longer need them and thus avoid being inundated with advertising emails in a few seconds.

To create an alias, several solutions are available to you. You can first go through your browser, by going to the icloud.com site. Simply click on the Mail icon to access your inbox. Then click on the cogwheel icon at the top left of the screen to access the settings, then select “Preferences”. Then click on “Accounts” and finally on the “Add an alias” button.

How to Create a Mailbox in iCloud?

Finally choose your email address, the name under which you want it to appear and a label to allow you to classify your alias and finally click on “Add”.

Apple also allows you to access the alias creation window directly from the Mail app settings. All you have to do is click, from your iMac or MacBook, on “Mail” then “Preferences”, “Accounts”, click on “E-mail address” then “Manage e-mail addresses”. A tab will open in your browser to the iCloud site. All you have to do now is apply the procedure seen just above.

Once created, you will only have to choose in the “E-mail address” option the address or addresses to use for sending each of your emails. They will thus be selectable each time an email is composed.

Finally for iOS and iPadOS, things are strictly identical. Once your aliases have been created from the browser (which you can do from mobile Safari), you just have to go to “Settings”, click on your username then tap on “iCloud”, and access under “Mail” at the bottom of this page. A window will open allowing you to select the aliases offered when writing a letter.

What is the “Hide my email address” feature?

Apple is offering new options to its paid iCloud subscribers. Now called iCloud +, the service offer offers greater online storage but also the possibility of hiding your e-mail address for certain correspondents.

This feature, designed to increase user privacy, allows you to create random aliases for each of the sites on which you register. Thus the e-commerce site or the social network on which you register does not know your real address but you still receive their emails on your main address.

You can also generate an alternate email address to protect your identity when sending mail to an unknown sender.

If you use iCloud+, “Hide my email address” will be automatically offered to you when creating a customer account from the Safari browser, regardless of your device. The latter will also allow you to generate a complex and unique password to further protect your personal data.

To activate it on macOS, open the “System Preferences” application then click “Apple ID” and open the “Hide e-mail address” section by clicking on “Options”. From the window that will open, you can create a new email address by clicking on the “+” symbol. Finally, you can add a label to find the domain name to which each address created belongs.

On phone or tablet, the procedure is the same. Just go to “Settings”, then click on your name, “iCloud” and then “Hide my email”. Again, from this panel, you can add a new address associated with a label, to create one address per domain and strengthen your security on the web.

How to log in to your iCloud mailbox?

To sign in from Apple’s Mail app, just enter your iCloud email address and password. For other messaging services such as Outlook, you will need to create an application password from the Apple ID website, which allows the management of its identifier with the manufacturer.

How to create a new iCloud account?

To create a new iCloud account, you will first need to sign out of the old account on your phone, tablet, or computer. Then, just go to device settings, iCloud and follow the instructions given to create a new ID.

Where can I find my iCloud Mailbox?

There are several ways to access your iCloud mailbox. The simplest is obviously to go through the Mail software, integrated into the different operating systems of the brand. You can also go through your browser by connecting to the iCloud website which allows you to retrieve your emails from any device.

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