iCloud Mail

Apple confirms iCloud Mail is experiencing some issues, may be slow or unavailable

iCloud is one of the most integral elements of Apple's business model. But, while it serves as the backbone to many other services, sometimes an outage happens. And sometimes an outage hits a specific service in particular.

Every once in a while, Apple will update its official system status page to reflect an outage of some kind. It's not as rare as some might like, unfortunately. And today, iCloud Mail users have probably already discovered the service is having some issues.

How to manage Junk email in iCloud Mail for a cleaner inbox

Manage iCloud Mail Junk Mail

Junk email is everywhere and it’s almost worse than the junk we receive in our physical mailboxes. Some emails get marked automatically because they simply look like junk. But we all get emails that we decide for ourselves are junk.

If you want to take care of those unwanted messages better, here’s how to manage junk email in iCloud Mail.

How to set up iCloud.com Mail rules for emails

List of Rules in iCloud Mail

Just like you can set up rules on your Mac for the Mail app, you can do the same for iCloud.com Mail. You can move messages, mark them a certain way, or forward them automatically without even touching them. This is a terrific way to keep your inbox organized and find the emails you need much faster.

The rules for emails on iCloud.com may not be as flexible as those in Mac Mail, but they can still be quite helpful. Here’s how to set up iCloud.com Mail rules for emails.

How to set up iCloud email forwarding to another address

iCloud Email Forwarding To New Address

If you use several email accounts, it can be convenient to have them all arrive in one spot. For instance, you might use a certain iCloud email address for all of your shopping receipts, travel plans, or personal business. You don’t have to keep checking that account separately, you can forward those messages to your main inbox, whether it be Gmail, Outlook, or something else.

With Mail on iCloud.com, you can set this up very easily. And if you change your mind later, it’s just as simple to disable it. Here’s how to set up iCloud email forwarding to another address.

How to create an alias for your iCloud email address

Create Alias iCloud

If you want to disguise your iCloud email address when signing up for newsletters, posting comments online, or simply don’t want to give out your true email address, you can use an alias.

Why use an email alias?

An email alias is a different name you set up for your email address, but the emails still come into your primary email inbox. For example, if your email address is myname@icloud.com, you can set up an alias for youcantfindme@icloud.com. Then, use that alias when you don’t want to give out your primary address. All emails to your alias will still arrive to your main iCloud inbox.

Here’s how to create an alias for your iCloud email address.

How to send large file attachments with Mail Drop on iCloud.com

Mail Drop, a feature for sending encrypted attachments up to 5GB in size, was introduced in Mail for Mac with 2014's release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite. And with iOS 9.2, Apple has brought Mail Drop to its stock mobile Mail app on iOS devices.

You can also send Mail Drop attachments from the Mail web app, which is available in a browser at iCloud.com on your Mac or Windows PC.

We already covered sending large files with Mail Drop on the Mac and using Mail Drop on your iPhone and iPad, so step-by-step instructions in this tutorial will focus on attaching large files to emails using Mail Drop on iCloud Mail.

How to change your email display name

Maybe you made a mistake when initially setting up your email account, or maybe you want to play some sort of prank on someone. Whatever your reason might be for doing so, you sometimes may want to change the name that is displayed as the sender when sending emails. In this post, I will show you how to change your email display name on iPhone, Mac, and iCloud.