Web-Based iCloud Mail Redesign, Hide My Email, and Custom Domain Features Now Live

Alongside the launch of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8, Apple has also pushed an update for its iCloud.com website, introducing a new look for iCloud Mail that's viewed on the web.

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The new web-based ‌iCloud‌ Mail design looks similar to the Mail apps on devices running iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and the beta version of macOS Monterey. It is a cleaner and more streamlined look than the prior ‌iCloud‌ Mail app for the web, but the functionality is largely the same.

Colors are lighter, the font has been updated, and there's a new smaller compose window for writing emails that takes up less space.

Apple introduced the new ‌iCloud‌ Mail design for the web during the iOS 15 beta testing process and it was previously limited to the beta.icloud.com site, but it has now been released for the main iCloud.com website.

Apple today also made the Hide My Email and Custom Email Domain features live on the main iCloud.com site. Hide My Email is designed to allow users to create throwaway emails that forward to a main email address. With this feature, users can create different email addresses for different websites and then disable them if spam emails ever start arriving.

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Custom Email Domains are designed to allow customers to use their own custom email addresses with the ‌iCloud‌ Mail feature. Domain records need to be updated with Apple's settings, so access to the domain's registrar is required.

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All of these new features can be accessed by logging into the iCloud.com website. The Custom Email Domain and Hide My Email features can be accessed by clicking on your name and choosing "Settings."

Top Rated Comments

BigKahunaBurguer Avatar
32 months ago

The custom domain thing really needs to clarify, it has to be a Domain that you own.
Well that's obvious. You can't use someone else's domain for your email...
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iammike1 Avatar
32 months ago
For all these new features, how does iCloud Mail still not push read status to other devices? If I read an email on my desktop it should mark it as read on my iPad or my iPhone without me having to open the Mail app.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheDudeAbe Avatar
32 months ago
So, for the web interface, the following were all trivial to do last week, but now cannot be done:

* They moved all of the buttons around (new email is on the opposite side of the page)
* No mouseover for the buttons to know what they do now that they have different icons
* One button so it looks like it's half off the page with no clue as to what it's for
* Can no longer drag emails from one folder to another
* Can no longer "pop out" an email to a separate window
* No longer an easy way to add a rule for the current message
* It no longer knows anyone that I correspond with on a daily basis
* When you're in an email, you can't even easily send an email to someone from that email, and can't even get a copy of their full email contact (SMTP address plus friendly name, as is in the properly-formatted To: field)
* Speaking of the To: field, as was mentioned earlier, without the pop-out option, you now have no way to view email headers at all
* Can no longer choose whether to paste a picture into the content of an email or to attach it to the email

Yay for improvements?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Darajavahus Avatar
32 months ago


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Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
32 months ago
That's useful. I like it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BJMRamage Avatar
32 months ago
hmm, still don't like the moving of Trash/Delte and the Refresh Buttons.
I also dont like how I cannot drag and drop emails to a folder (I could do this to single and groups if emails prior).

I thought by the time this was out of BETA they'd have fixed a few things but it seems to have gotten slightly prettier but a touch less useful. :(
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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