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If you have a MobileMe account, and are using your old DotMac address as your Apple ID, you may have trouble ordering from the iTunes Store. When you attempt to confirm your purchase buy hitting the Buy button, the same page will reload with a rather cryptic error message as follows:
Please enter your Apple ID and password, then click Account Info to approve your email address for use in the iTunes Store. If you cancel you will not be able to buy music until you have approved your email address.
But, you'll see no place to enter your Apple ID and password. The solution is to go to the Apple Account Information page by clicking on your Apple ID in the upper right hand corner of the iTunes store. From there, click on the Edit Account Info button. On the Account Information page, you'll see your Apple ID shown as your old DotMac address. Enter your MobileMe address in the Email Address box and click Done.

This is apparently what Apple means about needing "to approve your email address for use in the iTunes Store."
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iTunes Store purchasing troubles and .Mac names
Authored by: eddy_k on Sep 24, '08 10:31:41AM

I "have a MobileMe account, and am using my old DotMac address as my Apple ID" and have no problem at all to use iTunes store.



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iTunes Store purchasing troubles and .Mac names
Authored by: dkiechle on Sep 24, '08 02:48:27PM

No problem with a dot mac address here either.
-dk-



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iTunes Store purchasing troubles and .Mac names
Authored by: mnewman on Sep 24, '08 08:33:26PM

Obviously, if you're not having trouble, then you don't need to do anything. A few people are and it stumped the iTunes support team. When I pointed out the solution they were kind enough to give me ten free song downloads....

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Able to just change back to the .Mac email
Authored by: volmacman on Sep 26, '08 09:27:17AM

I had the same error, and when logging in to my account info via the iTunes Store, I saw that the email address field showed my me.com address. I don't use that one at all, so I merely changed it back to my mac.com address and everything has been working fine.



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