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    Command Alt Ego's Avatar
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    iCloud to me: "Your email is already taken"
    Here's my situation.

    1. I already have a MobileMe account.

    2. My Apple ID is not my MobileMe email. It's a Yahoo! email.

    3. In my Settings/iCloud on my iPhone(3GS), everything syncs fine except turning on email. When I flip the toggle to enable email syncing, up pops the window with my correct (Yahoo!) email as my Apple ID.

    4. I enter my password, and everything's still fine.

    5. I now get a pop-up window asking me to create an iCloud email, which is to end with "me.com".

    6. Since I already have a me.com email, which I want to keep, I "recreate" that same email.

    7. I get an error message telling me that ID is already taken. Duh, it's mine.

    I called Applecare, and they told me they didn't know the answer to that, as they themselves are new to iCloud.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Use your mobile me ID as your AppleID. I have a separate AppleID I use for the AppStore and a mobile me ID.. both working fine on the same phone.
    mike
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    Command Alt Ego's Avatar
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    I deleted my iCloud account on my iPhone, then relaunched it and used my MobileMe email as my "Apple" ID. It worked and everything is fine.

    Thanks, Dysfunction!

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