iCloud SMTP Settings
The email client will not send messages on your behalf via your iCloud Mail account without the SMTP email settings. As a result, it is critical to understand the following iCloud SMTP settings:
|Option ||Description |
|SMTP Host: ||smtp.mail.me.com |
|SMTP Port: ||587 SSL. If you see an error message when using SSL, try using TLS or STARTTLS instead. |
|SMTP Username: ||Your full email address (email@example.com) |
|SMTP Password: ||App-specific password|
iCloud Server Settings For Receiving Email
💡 Note: In comparison to other mail providers, iCloud does not support POP configurations. Rather than that, users can utilize IMAP settings to manually configure an email program's inbound server for usage with their iCloud account, allowing Mail to download messages.
iCloud IMAP Settings
|Option ||Description |
|IMAP Host: ||imap.mail.me.com |
|IMAP Port: ||993 |
|Requires SSL: ||Yes |
|IMAP Username: ||The name part of your iCloud email address or your full mail address |
|IMAP Password: ||App-specific password|
Additional Information to Remember
Aside from the mentioned above settings, here are other important points to remember:
The username is typically the first part of your email address, for example, peterparker, rather than firstname.lastname@example.org. If your email client cannot connect to iCloud while using only the name portion of your address, try using the full address as a test.
When it comes to Passwords, the first step is to generate an application-specific password. App-specific passwords are Apple ID passwords that enable you to log in to your account and securely access the information stored in iCloud via a third-party app.
You should not configure your email app manually to send and receive messages using an iCloud email account if you fulfill the system requirements and can utilize one of the following setting methods:
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Here are a few pointers for resolving technical issues that may arise while utilizing the earlier email settings.
- If you see an error notice when utilizing SSL, switch to TLS.
- If you cannot send emails over port 587, try port 465.
- Most email clients require the full address, not just the username when typing your mail address. Consider the following examples: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Both of these are permissible. However, using "example" is insufficient. Only omit the final section and use the username "example" in this instance when all else fails.
It is also crucial to remember that, as of 2017, you must enable two-step authentication for your iCloud account and set an application-specific password to use IMAP with your computer. If you have forgotten your mail password, you can try to retrieve or reset it all together.