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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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    thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by wafflewoman View Post
    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.
    Damien Healy
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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.

    Hope that Helps
    Damien Healy
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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...
    DJ Lee

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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.
    DJ Lee

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