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iCloud SMTP Server Settings for Email Clients

iCloud is a versatile cloud computing system. It works well also as an application on Windows and Mac. You can also access it from your web browser. You can store media files and other files like contacts, calendars, etc. There also can be synced across devices. It only matters if you have the same Apple ID. iCloud Mail is also provided when you create an iCloud account. This can also be accessed on Email Clients with the correct iCloud SMTP server settings. iCloud mail does not support POP. So make sure your email client application supports IMAP.

How to Set Up iCloud Mail on Your Email Client Applications?

  1. Launch the email client on your desktop.
  2. From there, click on the Add Account option.
  3. Choose to setup manually the iCloud SMTP server settings. Or select Manual setup or additional server types if there are such options. Click on Next to continue.
  4. Then select IMAP or Internet E-mail. POP server does not work for iCloud mail.
  5. Now you will need to enter the following details into their respective fields.
    • IMAP Server Settings for Incoming mail server-
      1. Incoming mail server: imap.mail.me.com.
      2. Use SSL for Encryption method/connection. Try using TSL if SSL creates problem in connection.
      3. Use Port Value: 993.
      4. Then, type in your full iCloud email address and password. Your iCloud email address should look like yourusername@icloud.com.
    • iCloud SMTP Server Settings for Outgoing Mail Server:
      1. Outing mail server: smtp.mail.me.com.
      2. Select Yes for My SMTP Server requires authentication.
      3. Use SSL for encryption method/connection. Try usin TLS or STARTTLS instead if there is an error in connection.
      4. Use Port Value: 587.
      5. Also provide your iCloud email address and its password.icloud smtp server

Now the above is for email clients on your desktop. You can also setup for email clients on your mobile phone. Smartphones running Windows, Android and Blackberry can also receive iCloud mail. Please follow the instructions below. It might vary in different platforms but it has some similar generic steps you can follow.

Set up iCloud SMTP Server Settings on Windows, Android and BlackBerry

  1. Launch your email app on your phone.
  2. Tap to Add a new account.
  3. Type in imap.mail.me.com as the IMAP server name for incoming mail server.
  4. Toggle SSL encryption to On or Yes.
  5. Set the port value to 993.

Hence, you can now start receiving email to the specific platform you want. iCloud SMTP server settings must be correct in order to work. For Windows, you must be using Outlook 2006 & above, iCloud v6 & above and iTunes 12.5 & above. Please leave us your feeback in the Comments section below.