Can I have 2 iCloud email accounts?

Answered by Cody Janus

It is possible to have multiple iCloud email accounts. However, instead of creating separate accounts, iCloud offers the option to create email aliases. An email alias is like a secondary email address that is associated with your primary iCloud account.

With your primary iCloud Mail address, you can create up to three email aliases. These aliases can be used to send and receive emails just like your primary email address. The advantage of using aliases is that they are all linked to your primary iCloud account, so you can manage them all in one place.

To set up an alias, you can follow these steps:

1. Go to and sign in with your Apple ID.
2. Click on the Mail icon to access your iCloud Mail.
3. In the Mail app, go to Settings by clicking on the gear icon in the lower-left corner.
4. In the Settings pane, click on the Accounts tab.
5. Under the Email Address section, click on the Add an Alias button.
6. Enter the desired alias name and click OK.

Once you have set up an alias, you can use it to send and receive emails. Any emails sent to your alias will be delivered to your primary iCloud Mail inbox. Similarly, when composing a new email, you can choose which alias to use as the sender.

It’s important to note that aliases are not separate iCloud accounts. They are simply additional email addresses associated with your primary iCloud account. This means that you will still log in with your primary Apple ID and password to access all your aliases.

Having multiple aliases can be useful in various situations. For example, you may want to use different aliases for different purposes, such as personal and professional emails. This can help you keep your emails organized and separate different aspects of your life.

In addition to accessing your aliases on, you can also set up your iCloud Mail account on other devices like iPhones, iPads, and Macs. As long as you have Mail turned on in your iCloud settings, you will be able to send and receive emails from your aliases on these devices as well.

While you can’t have multiple separate iCloud email accounts, you can create up to three email aliases associated with your primary iCloud account. These aliases allow you to send and receive emails using different addresses, providing flexibility and organization for your email communication.