How to create an "nickname" for an email address on iCloud
The Apple Company offers all its users the option of using aliases for their email addresses. Most of you probably don't know what these aliases are, so for a quick explanation: email aliases are some sort of "fake" email addresses. When you create one such alias, you can use it anywhere on the Internet. However, you can be sure that no one will come to your real email address using an alias. For example, if you have an email address firstname.lastname@example.org, you can set an alias to email@example.com. Once you use the created alias anywhere on the web, the service or application will not detect your real mail, but only the alias, that is, the de facto nickname.
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How to create an alias on iCloud for your email address
First, navigate to icloud.com using your web browser on your Mac or MacBook. Once you have done so, use your Apple ID email address and password to sign in to your iCloud account. After you appear on the main page of the iCloud web interface, click the first Mail icon. Then, hover over the bottom left corner and click the gear icon. Then select Preferences… from the menu. A new window will open where you can move to the Accounts section in the top menu. Then click Create new alias in the left part of the new window… Now you just have to fill in the alias name, along with the name under which it will be displayed. You can also set a label in case you use multiple aliases.
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Aliases can then be easily activated in both iOS and macOS. In the first case, go to Settings -> your name -> iCloud -> Mail, and then in a new window switch the switch to the active position for the alias. In the case of macOS, move to the Mail application, click the Mail tab in the upper corner, and then go to Preferences in the menu … Finally, go to the Accounts section and click on your iCloud account, click on the Email option and select Edit email addresses… The application then moves you to the iCloud web interface, where you can set up aliases after you sign in.