How to disable/deactivate/delete iCloud email address

Like most people, I have a number of different e-mail accounts for a variety of different reasons (Yahoo, GMail, iCloud/@me). I'm trying to get it down to just one, where all my personal, work, etc. e-mails can go. Ideally, I would have like to have just my iCloud e-mail (mine is an [email protected] instead of an [email protected]) but since I have found it to be impossible to have an Apple ID that is not associated with an outside e-mail address (currently a GMail account), it seems like I won't get my preference, unless anyone here knows something I don't.
Here's my dilemma. How do I deactivate my iCloud email address? I realize that I could simply stop using it, but I have contacts that I'm not necessarily in consistent contact with, so if they e-mail me, and it doesn't bounce back because the account has been deleted, they'll never know, and I'll never check. Is there anyway to delete/disable/deactivate your iCloud e-mail address so that the account cannot receive e-mails? Like when you delete a GMail account and try to send an e-mail to that address afterwords, you get the mailer-daemon response.

Your GMail ID is simply the login; you can just use your iClour email address. If Apple are using the GMail address as a contact you can enable forwarding from GMail to your iCloud address. You do have an @icloud.com address as well as an @me.com address. However you cannot make either of these your ID/login.
You cannot delete an iCloud account nor the primary address. If you want to abandon it you could set up forwarding from iCloud to whatever address you want to use. Go to http://www.icloud.com  , go to the Mail page and click the cogwheel icon at bottom left. In the first pane which opens there is a section to forward mail.

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