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Hello to All!

I would like to find out if .Mac accounts allow you to have more than one e-mail address.....my good friend has just opened a .Mac account with a primary e-mail address and would like to open a new e-maill address for his Wife; can he add a second e-mail address to his .Mac account without paying extra?

Any answers appreciated. Thanks!!
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I think he'll have to upgrade to the family package

http://www.mac.com/1/family_pack.html.
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He can add an alias email account for free, but all the mails would be received by the primary email box. So if I have a@mac.com and add the alias ab@mac.com, I can send emails from ab@mac.com, but my emails would come into my a@mac.com inbox in Mail or online. Online you can set it so that any mail that comes to the alias appears in a different color in the inbox. Did that make sense?
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He can add an alias email account for free, but all the mails would be received by the primary email box. So if I have a@mac.com and add the alias ab@mac.com, I can send emails from ab@mac.com, but my emails would come into my a@mac.com inbox in Mail or online. Online you can set it so that any mail that comes to the alias appears in a different color in the inbox. Did that make sense?
nice tip - did'nt know we had that option:mac:
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I could certainly suugest to my friend the alias e-address option.....one I know how its done? Please could you advise? Many thanks!
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Depends on the Degree of Privacy they want, so for Instance doe she have a problem him reading her e-mails and vice-versa, or will they be using the same Mail Client on there Mac therefore not making any difference?

If they are using the same Client or don't have a problem viewing each other's E-mails then I would suggest getting an E-Mail Alias. That's what I got for My Father he just gets E-mail's from his Office and I pass them on... Saved us a few quid so that suited me.

Otherwise looks like your going to tell your mate to pay up, or maybe get a Free GMail account.

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I've been in contact with my friend to ask whether privacy is a concern.....he says it is not. Can anyone advise how to set up an alias e-address please?

Many thanks for all previous replies.
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Log Into Mac.com
Goto Mail
Then Preferences (top right)
At the Bottom of the Page is E-MAil Aliases
Select Edit (might be Add)
Then Just Add the Alias

Also as wafflewoman point's out above, you can set the E-mail Alias to appear with a different colour, it's handy to tell who the e-mails are for.

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weird that it wouldn't allow a handful of distinct, discrete email addresses, especially at that price.

even my comcast high speed account offers, i believe, five email accounts/addresses that i can set up (along with lots of web space). i set my wife up a separate account from mine and we can't see each others - well, i can see her's if i want since i set up the account/password and i'm 99.9% sure she hasn't changed it.
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You can add additional e-mail addresses to a stand alone .mac account for I believe an additional $10 per year.

You guys really need to start researching this stuff before you provide answers...

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If you log into your account and click the "buy more" icon, you have the option to add additional e-mail addresses.

Problem solved.

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