Configure MacMail with iCloud

iCloud: Mail server information Summary

iCloud Mail uses IMAP and SMTP standards supported by most modern email applications. You can use the server information below to manually configure your email application to send and receive iCloud Mail.

Notice below that Lion appears to be required for mail functions through iCloud… this is not the case, I have email functioning with IMAP settings just fine through Mac mail.

Products Affected iCloud Note: If you are using Mail on a Mac (OS X v10.7.2 or later), the Mail app on an iOS device (iOS 5.0.1 or later), or Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2010 on a Windows PC, follow these instructions for automated iCloud Mail setup.

If you are not using one of these email clients, you can use the information below to set up your iCloud Mail account manually. For more information on how to use this information with your email application, consult your application’s documentation.

IMAP (Incoming Mail Server) information: Server name: SSL Required: Yes Port: 993 Username: (use your address from your iCloud account) Password: Your iCloud password

SMTP (outgoing mail server) information: Server name: SSL Required: Yes Port: 587 SMTPAuthentication Required: Yes Username: (use your address from your iCloud account) Password: Your iCloud password

  1. Note: If you receive errors using SSL, try using TLS instead. Additional Information SSL is required for both IMAP and SMTP connection with iCloud. POP is not supported by iCloud. Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement.

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