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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.

iCloud Email Setup | iCloud Server Settings For Mail Clients

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:

  1. Make sure your iCloud email account is valid and working.
  2. This iCloud email setup can work for Windows, Android, Blackberry, etc.
  3. Either run or launch the mail app; for Windows, you can run Outlook.
  4. Select ‘Add a new account’ by clicking on the option when it appears.
  5. Type in the following IMAP sever name: imap.mail.me.com.
  6. You would then need to Toggle the SSL encryption to On or Yes.
  7. If you get an error when using SSL encryption, you can use TLS instead.
  8. The Port No. you will need to set to is 993 and move on to the next step.
  9. When entering an email address, use your username with @me.com instead.
  10. For instance, if your username is iclouduser76, it will be iclouduser76@me.com.
  11. Then, enter your password which you have to remember is case sensitive.
  12. For STMP server name, enter : smtp.mail.me.com in the field provided.
  13. Again, Toggle the SSL encryption to Yes or On in the next step.
  14. If SSL encryption fails, you can use TLS or STARTTLS instead.
  15. Set the Port No. to 587 and set the Authentication Required to Yes.
  16. Again, using only your username, type in email address with an @me.com.
  17. Enter your iCloud account’s password in this step.
  18. Then, your iCloud email setup is finished with the above server settings.
  19. Please note that you cannot configure to POP settings with iCloud email setup.

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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.