After setting up iCloud with your master AppleID, and getting all of your various MobileMe, iCloud, and other email accounts consolidated, you’ve got all your “stuffs” on your Mac, or other iDevice, and everything his synching properly. Life is hunky-dory, so what next?
If you find yourself, like me, with a variety of email accounts, and a MobileMe account that is now a secondary, you probably want to start getting all of your “stuffs” (Mail, Calendar Appointments, Notes, etc.), into your primary iCloud account. Here are a few tips:
Move all of your old MobileMe mail folders into your primary iCloud Account
While you’re at it, move all of your saved emails into the primary iCloud account mail folder as well. Since you’re going to be re-directing all of your mail traffic to the primary iCloud account (or another email alias that forwards to your iCloud account), you can clear out your old Mobile me mail and start tracking down emails that are going to that address for re-direction.
Yeah, that’s some detective work, but getting your inboxes organized and minimizing all the directions your mail is coming from will be worth the effort. Not to mention that you’ll be able to see all of your email in one place if you need to use the iCloud.com web app for viewing.
Transfer your iCal Appointments to your primary iClould Account
If you’ve added all of your accounts (iCloud, MobileMe, Google Calendar, etc.) to your Calendar application, it’s pretty simple to change the calendar that the appointment lives on. You can go through and re-assign all of your recurring appointments and events from your old calendars to your primary iCloud calendar. (Note: I haven’t tried this with my Google calendar appointments, since I don’t really use it, just mentioning this as a possibility.)
After you’ve been working through this, and getting all of your stuffs in one online-place, you can, if you want, shut down your old accounts, like your secondary MobileMe account. After all, one of the goals of the iCloud tech is to make things simpler for you, and having all of your stuffs is one way to reach that goal.