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How to create a primary email address for iCloud Mail?

To create a primary email address for iCloud Mail, please follow these steps:

  1. Open a web browser and go to www.icloud.com.
  2. Sign in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID and password.
  3. Click on the “Mail” icon.
  4. If you haven’t set up an email address for iCloud Mail yet, you’ll see a prompt asking you to create one. Click on “Get started” to begin the process.
  5. Choose a username for your email address. This will be part of your email address that comes before the “@icloud.com” domain.
  6. Click on the blue arrow to see if the username you want is available. If it’s not available, try another username until you find one that’s available.
  7. Set a password for your email address, and then confirm the password by typing it again.
  8. Choose a security question and provide an answer. This will be used to verify your identity if you ever need to reset your password.
  9. Click on “Create” to create your new iCloud Mail email address.

Once you’ve created your email address, you can start using it to send and receive emails. Don’t forget to update your email address with your contacts and any online services where you use your email address.

Create a primary iCloud Mail address on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

iCloud Mail addressTo create an iCloud Mail address on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, navigate to Settings, then select [your name], and then choose iCloud. From there, select iCloud Mail or Mail, and follow the prompts provided to create your iCloud Mail address.

If you don’t see any prompts after turning on iCloud Mail, you may already have a primary iCloud email address associated with your device.

Create a primary iCloud Mail address on your Mac

To create an iCloud Mail address on your Mac, follow the steps below based on your macOS version:

  • macOS Ventura 13.3 or later:
    1. Click on the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
    2. Click on your name at the top of the sidebar.
    3. Click on iCloud on the right-hand side.
    4. Find Apps Using iCloud and select iCloud Mail.
    5. Toggle on “Sync this Mac.”
  • macOS Ventura:
    1. Click on the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
    2. Click on your name at the top of the sidebar.
    3. Click on iCloud on the right-hand side.
    4. Select iCloud Mail.
    5. Click “Turn On.”
  • macOS 12 or earlier:
    1. Click on the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
    2. Click on Apple ID.
    3. Click on iCloud.
    4. Find iCloud Mail (or Mail) and select it.

After selecting iCloud Mail, follow the onscreen instructions to create your iCloud Mail address.

If you don’t see any onscreen instructions after turning on iCloud Mail, it’s likely because you already have a primary iCloud Mail email address associated with your Mac.

Write and send email in Mail on iCloud.com

Write and send email in Mail on iCloudOn iCloud.com, you have the ability to compose and send email messages, save email drafts for later sending, and modify the default folder for sent emails. Additionally, if you have iCloud+, you can utilize the Hide My Email feature in Mail on iCloud.com to send email messages from a distinct, random email address.

Read email in Mail on iCloud.com

Mail on iCloud.com enables you to access and view emails sent to your @icloud.com email address as well as any aliases you’ve set up. Moreover, if you’re an iCloud+ user, you can also view emails sent to your custom email domain addresses.

To access your iCloud Mail on other devices, refer to the instructions for setting up iCloud Mail across all your devices.

Please note that Custom Email Domain feature may not be accessible in all countries or regions.

Check for new email messages

While your email messages are automatically updated, you can also manually refresh them at any time. To do so in Mail on iCloud.com, simply click the Refresh button located at the top of the Mailboxes list.

Change the default folder for sent email

To modify the folder where sent messages are stored in Mail on iCloud.com, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the Settings button at the top of the Mailboxes list in Mail on iCloud.com, and then select Settings.
  2. Navigate to the General tab and scroll down to the Mailboxes section.
  3. Select “Save sent messages in,” then pick a folder from the available options or click the Add Folder button to create a new one.
  4. Click on Done to confirm your selection.

Load HTML images automatically

Load HTML images automaticallyTo configure the display of remote content in messages using Mail on iCloud.com, perform the following actions:

  1. Click on the Settings button at the top of the Mailboxes list in Mail on iCloud.com, then select Settings.
  2. Head over to the General tab, and select “Load remote content in messages.”
  3. Click on Done to confirm your preferences.

If you choose not to select “Load remote content in messages,” you will have to manually click on “Load remote content” at the top of each message to display any embedded images.

View or open a draft email

To access and edit email drafts in Mail on iCloud.com, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Mailboxes list and select the Drafts folder.
  2. Locate the draft you wish to work on and click it once to open it for viewing. Alternatively, double-click the draft to edit it.
  3. Once you send the message, the corresponding draft version will be removed from the Drafts folder.

Save a draft email

To save a draft email in Mail on iCloud.com, perform the following steps:

  1. Begin composing your email message.
  2. If you wish to save the email as a draft and exit, click Cancel in the top left-hand corner of the window.
  3. In the resulting dialogue, click Save to save your email as a draft and close the message window.

Please note that any changes made to a draft email are automatically saved, so you do not need to manually save the draft when making modifications.

Mark an email as unread

To mark messages as unread in Mail on iCloud.com, follow these steps:

  1. From the message list, select one or more messages that you wish to mark as unread.
  2. If you have selected a single message, click the Reply, Reply All, or Forward buttons and then click the Mark as Unread option.
  3. If you have selected multiple messages, click the Mark button and then select the “Mark as Unread” option.
  4. To mark an individual message within a conversation as unread, click the Reply, Reply All, or Forward button in the bottom right-hand corner of the message, and then select the Mark as Unread option.

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