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HT2623 I currently have an email address with my cable company.  In order to use the "@icloud" email addresses, do I also need my cable company email address?

Update:11-30Source: network consolidation
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I currently have an email address with my cable company.  In order to use the "@icloud" email addresses, do I also need my cable company email address?

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That's right, all you need is the actual internet connection. If you want to use the cable company email in addition it has no effect either way on iCloud, it's up to you.
When you sign in in System Preferences (or Settings)>iCloud (Lion 10.7.5. minimum required, or iOS5/6) and check 'Mail' in the list, you will be asked to create an @icloud.com address, and the account will automatically be added to the Mail application and set up. You can also access your mail at http://icloud.com