iCloud Email is a service provided by Apple Inc for all iCloud users. You can easily set up an iCloud email account when setting up iCloud accessibility. This email account can be made during or after your iCloud account creation. iCloud Email setup is not really necessary as iCloud mail can be easily accessed on a web browser. Configuring and setting up iCloud mail can let you access your email on various platforms. You would need to manually proceed with this iCloud email setup which the steps are given below.
iCloud Email Setup on Email Clients:
Make sure your iCloud email account is valid and working.
This iCloud email setup can work for Windows, Android, Blackberry, etc.
Either run or launch the mail app; for Windows, you can run Outlook.
Select ‘Add a new account’ by clicking on the option when it appears.
Type in the following IMAP sever name: imap.mail.me.com.
You would then need to Toggle the SSL encryption to On or Yes.
If you get an error when using SSL encryption, you can use TLS instead.
The Port No. you will need to set to is 993 and move on to the next step.
When entering an email address, use your username with @me.com instead.
For instance, if your username is iclouduser76, it will be firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then, enter your password which you have to remember is case sensitive.
For STMP server name, enter : smtp.mail.me.com in the field provided.
Again, Toggle the SSL encryption to Yes or On in the next step.
If SSL encryption fails, you can use TLS or STARTTLS instead.
Set the Port No. to 587 and set the Authentication Required to Yes.
Again, using only your username, type in email address with an @me.com.
Enter your iCloud account’s password in this step.
Then, your iCloud email setup is finished with the above server settings.
Please note that you cannot configure to POP settings with iCloud email setup.
For iCloud email setup on Windows, you need to use Outlook 2010 or later. For Mac setup, you will need to use OS X Lion v10.7.4 or later. You can employ the use of iCloud or iCloud Drive application on Windows to check your iCloud Email. You can also use the website – icloud.com to check your iCloud mail. For instructions on how, you can refer to our ‘How To Check iCloud Email‘. For other information, please stay updated to our sites or refer to our older articles.
iCloud Email is the push mail account you get from syncing your Apple Device to iCloud. This will make sure that all your mail to your iCloud email account will get sent to all synced devices. To get started on this iCloud email service, you must have enabled iCloud with an Apple ID. You can enable the same Apple ID among several iOS devices you might have. You can then enable the iCloud Email on your Apple Devices, Mac and Windows PC. It is quite convenient if you have a working internet connection and an iCloud mail id.
How To Check iCloud Email on iCloud.com?
Please remember you can only use the website icloud.com on your desktop.
You should open a new Tab if your web browser is already running.
In the address bar, type in the web address – www.icloud.com.
You should then hold down your Enter key to load the website.
Once, the website loads, you can see the iCloud login option.
Simply enter your email address and password of your iCloud ID / Apple ID.
Click on the Login option which is an arrow or press Enter to sign in.
When you are signed in, you will see your iCloud Control Panel.
The iCloud Email icon ‘Mail‘ will be situated on the left corner of the browser.
To check iCloud Email, click on the Mail icon and your inbox will load.
Within the iCloud Mail inbox, you can check for new emails or sent new email.
Remember you must have a valid @iCloud.com email address to recieve emails.
For help on how to create @icloud.com, please refer to the article – iCloud Mail Setup.
To check iCloud email on your Apple Devices is quite simple and you do not need to use a browser. Simply setup iCloud and turn it on from your Settings Menu and turn on Mail. To simply check iCloud mail on your devices, connect to the internet. You can either connect to a WiFi or use 3G mobile data whichever is available to you.
How To Check iCloud Email on Mac?
To start checking your iCloud emails on Mac, you can use your browser.
In this article, we will show to how to use the iCloud for Mac application to check mail.
Go to and select your System Preferences from your Apple Menu on Mac.
Click on the iCloud icon when the System Preferences Menu loads.
Continue to login with your iCloud account to access the application on Mac.
To login, you will need to enter your email address and password of your Apple ID.
You will then get logged in and then go ahead and click on the Mail icon.
There you will check icloud email on your Mac via the iCloud desktop application.
These are the ways you can access your iCloud email in various ways. To check your iCloud email on Windows, you will need to setup an Email cilent.
iCloud Mail or iCloud Email is your email service for your iCloud account. This service comes with all Apple device users. You can sync this service from your Apple Device to iCloud. This will let the push mail you receive to your iCloud mail account to all devices. These devices must be synced to a single Apple ID as you can sync more than one at once. Like iCloud mail, you can also sync contacts, calendars, bookmarks and all sorts of digital data. Before you start receiving messages, you must first set up an Apple ID. This step is when you had not set up an @icloud.com email id while setting up an Apple ID. Previously, in the How To Set Up an iCloud Account, it was written you could skip the steps. Hence, this article will give you details on how to create and set up iCloud Mail.
Steps to Set Up iCloud Mail Account (for e.g. email@example.com):
From your Apple Device / iOS Device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch):
On your iOS device, go to Settings > iCloud and Toggle to turn on Mail.
A green colour will indicate the Mail is turn on.
Then, you will be asked to ‘Create a new iCloud email address‘.
Tap on Next to continue and type in an iCloud email address you want.
If it is unavailable, you will be asked to type in again.
Do that until you get a unique and available firstname.lastname@example.org email id.
Create a password and type it in again to Verify the Password.
Your iCloud password must contain at least one upper and one lower case letter and one digit at least.
Next, you will be asked to answer three Security Questions for security purposes.
In the step that follows, type in a second email address if you wish to.
Choose which Email Updates from Apple you wish to receive by ticking their boxes.
This step is not necessary for you to tick those boxes as you can leave them blank.
Check your inbox of the email address you had used to sign up to create your Apple ID.
Click on the ‘Verify Now‘ link and your iCloud mail account is thus created.
From your MAC:
Open your Apple Menu on your MAC, go to System Preferences.
Click on iCloud and then Mail should be turned off in your MAC.
Then, follow the onscreen instructions to set your @icloud address.
This will be exactly like the steps mentioned above for Apple devices.
For MAC users, you may already have a @mac.com or @me.com address.
Having those addresses will not entitle you to a full benefit as an iCloud Mail account.
This concludes how one can create an @icloud mail account. This can then be accessible to you on the website – iCloud.com too. This is a great way to make sure you never miss your emails or important messages. Hence, you can then start distributing your email address to friends and family to always stay in touch.