Monthly Archives: July 2014

Create or Change iCloud Email Alias

Before we start anything, what exactly is iCloud email alias? Email aliases are basically nicknames for your actual email address. It is like a layer mask which hides your real iCloud mail address. You can use alias to organize your iCloud email based on email address. Use the address to send and receive email. People will receive an email from the alias address instead of your real account. Users will be able to create maximum of 3 alias addresses with your iCloud account. Alias is a part of iCloud account. Aliases are not transferable at all. So only iCloud account related to that alias can use it. But once you delete an @mac.com or @me.com email alias, it cannot be added back to your Apple account. iCloud Email Alias is specially used to buy items online, sign up for mailing lists, reserve your real email address for later. Email alias will help you manage the email you receive. It can be even used to monitor the source of spam messages. You can delete or deactivate an email alias at anytime. Deactivating means turning off the ‘Email alias’ option.

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Steps to Create iCloud Email Alias :

  1. Sign in to iCloud Account.
  2. Go to the Preferences from the Action pop-up menu in the sidebar.
  3. Click on ‘Accounts’.
  4. Now click on Add an alias.
  5. Enter the required information:
    • Alias: It must have characters between 3-20. The text that you provide will become alias@icloud.com
    • Full Name: This will appear in ‘From’ field of the receiver’s mail.
    • Label
    • Label Color
  6. Click OK. Then press Done button.

Once you have created an alias, it cannot be taken back into its account. Deleting an alias is a permanent action. So think twice before you delete your iCloud email alias. You can just simply turn it off. All the messages are returned to the sender if you have turned off ‘Email Alias’. So you can change, deactivate, reactivate or delete an alias any time you want.

Change, Deactivate, Reactivate Alias

  1. Go to iCloud.com.
  2. Click on the gear button in the sidebar and choose Preferences.
  3. Go to Accounts
  4. Select the Alias in the address list.
  5. Enter a new alias name & label in the fields provided if you want to change the name or label.
  6. To turn off an alias, select “Disable Alias”. To turn it on again, deselect “Disable Alias”.
  7. Click Delete option to delete the alias.

If you still have problems about iCloud email alias, go to the Help & Support section of www.icloud.com.

How To Check iCloud Email?

How do you check iCloud email in your iCloud email address? You can read/check iCloud Mails on your Mac or Windows browser with internet connection. There are certain recommended web-browsers that can be used. On Mac, Safari 6 or later, Mozilla Firefox 22 or later or Google Chrome 28 or later are recommended. On your Personal computer, IE 9 or later, Firefox 22 or later and Google Chrome 28 or later are recommended.

You do not have to worry much because iCloud Mail checks if there are any new messages and puts them in your inbox if there is any. iCloud Mail option must be turned on if you want iCloud email to appear on your Apple devices. For setting up iCloud Mail, go to this direct link : http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2621?viewlocale=en_US.

Check iCloud Email on Browser

  1. First of all, go to ‘iCloud Email’, click on Inbox button.
  2. To read or check iCloud Email message, select the message in your message list.
  3. Double-click on the message list in order to open email in a new window.check_icloud_email

Reading and checking messages in your iCloud email is not only feature. You can even change the whole appearance of that. For changing email’s window appearance, click on the ‘Switch View’ button that you see at the top of the message list. You can choose between:

  • Compact i.e. 2-column
  • Widescreen i.e. 3-column

To make checking and reading email easier, there is a labeling feature available for the users.

  • Paper Clip – A message with attachment file.
  • Curved Arrow – A message that you replied to or forwarded or both.
  • Dot – A unread message.
  • Flag – A flagged message. Select the message that you want to flag. Click on Flag button in the iCloud Mail Toolbar.
  • Star – A message sent by VIP.
  • Junk – A message marked as junk or spam.

Other features of iCloud Email includes:

  1. Email Access for anywhere you want.
  2. You can let everyone know if you are on vacation or a break. Click on the gear button on the topmost right corner of iCloud Mail page. Choose Preferences and then click on ‘Vacation‘ icon. Check ‘Automatically reply to messages when they are received.Hit Done button.
  3. Avoid spam emails by creating email alias.
  4. Forward emails to another account if necessary.

The one and only flaw of iCloud Mail and login is that you cannot access iCloud login history at all.

Create Slides & Presentation With iCloud Keynote

The iCloud keynote is the web based work suite environment developed by apple, we can find various similar features as power point in apple keynote. The iCloud keynote provide some dynamic work environment while preparing slides, there are many things to be appreciate such as its fine user interface, quick function of the button and overall efficient according to its purpose.

The keynote has some cool features from which you can draw different shapes and make them according to the topic requirement. The synchronization is the main features of theicloud, it allows you to sync all your information in your different apple devices. if you bought the music from iTunes, it will automatically download that on your device. Then it will automatically upload them into icloud.com. Since keynote is the web application you also add and manipulate various synchronized document there. The initial version is running fine till this date, there no such thing called bugs and in the similar year they also released the next version of keynote with some additional features the include some small but missing in the previous one. The workflow in keynote is completely uninterrupted and once you locate all you need they come up with higher efficiency.

Keynote for iCloud is supported on newest versions of Safari and Google Chrome along with IE9 or later. So now you can access iCloud Keynote on your PC, Chromebook, and on a Mac which does not have Keynote. What you can do is create your presentations and publish them directly via web-browser, or open any presentations on your MacBook or iPad that are synced to www.iCloud.com. If you want to, you can even share those presentation which means the other people and view the presentation and even edit your presentation if you have allowed it.

If you have an iCloud account, it’s certainly free to use. You can just sign up for an Apple account or iCloud account if you don’t have one already. Go on to iCloud.com from web-browser and login to your Apple ID.

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Creating a New Presentation

On the iCloud.com dashboard, tap on the Keynote icon in order to get started. If you already have created presentations by using Keynote, you will see the Keynote Overview with all the presentations. Tap on any one of them to view and emend it online. You can even import presentations that you made in Keynote on another device or even in PowerPoint along with other apps to create presentations.

To create a new presentation, click the Create Presentation icon on the topmost left corner of your presentations list. This is open the Theme chooser where you can choose between regular & widescreen presentation themes. Widescreen option is most recommended if you are presenting your presentation using a Television or directly via computer.

You will be able to use iWork, Mail, Calendar, Notes apps, iCloud web apps and others if you have an iCloud or Apple ID.

Note: Unfortunately, there is no way you can sign up for an iCloud account if you do not own an Apple device. If you still want Keynote without buying a device, and don’t own any Apple devices, you could perhaps create an iCloud account from your friend’s device—or from the Apple store.