How to Create an Alias Email Address in iCloud

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Are you sick of firms forcing you to hand over your contact details when you need to access something? Are you tired of being added to their mailing lists, lists which somehow always end up being sold on to other people for a fee you don’t see?  know I am. This simple iCloud Mail feature can help you take the power back from those corporations, emptying your personal swamp of their intrusive, self-interested chatter.

You might also want to use this tip to share email with strangers, or as a business address for some startups. Here’s what to do:

Get Online

You can have up to three active email aliases, and you can delete or turn off an email alias at any time.

You can only create an alias email address using iCloud through a Web browser.

  • Launch your browser, visit and enter your Apple ID
  • Select Mail, once you get to Mail you should look for the gear icons at the lower left of the window.
  • Tap the gear icon and you’ll see two options, ‘Preferences’ and ‘Rules’. Tap Preferences
  • Click Accounts, then select ‘Add an alias…”
  • Now you should enter an alias for that address. You may want to give it a label, such as Mailing Lists.
  • Click OK and the alias will be created.

To get rid of it, just select it and tap delete – but you won’t be able to resurrect that alias if you do – so you might just want to turn it off: However, if you turn it off (or delete it) you will not receive any messages sent to that alias.

Using an Alias

You can use your alias from a Mac or iOS device. Just tap the From field in the body of the mail message to select which email address your message will appear to be from.

You can have up to three active email aliases, and you can delete or turn off an email alias at any time.

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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