IMAP and SMTP settings in Icloud Mail

Geek 2.0 - May 29, 2020

IMAP and SMTP settings in Icloud Mail - Intertuto

Read the email settings that allow you to download and send messages from iCloud Mail. Read on this tip for more information.

            To know when you're setting up an email client to use your iCloud Mail account, you’re important about IMAP settings. The email program uses IMAP servers to download your email.

Unlike IMAP Settings, SMTP settings are used by the email program to send mail. The email application cannot send mail on your behalf through your iCloud Mail account without the SMTP mail settings.

NB: No matter where you use your iCloud Mail account either on a desktop email program, or on a mobile email application on your phone or tablet or elsewhere, all the email settings that will be mentioned below are the same.

ICloud Mail IMAP settings

For the purpose of downloading your messages, use these settings to configure the incoming mail server information for your iCloud Mail account:

• Server name: imap.mail.me.com

• SSL required: yes

• Port: 993

• Username: type your full iCloud email address

• Password: Type an application-specific iCloud Mail password.

ICloud Mail SMTP settings

To send email from your iCloud Mail account through the email program, outgoing mail server settings are important. They are:

• Server name: smtp.mail.me.com

• SSL required: yes

• Port: 587

• SMTP authentication required: yes

• Username: type your full iCloud email address

• Password: Type an application-specific iCloud Mail password.

Tips and troubleshooting

These are some issues you may run into and some other tips even though many of the steps given above work well:

 Use TLS when you see a message using SSL.

 If you cannot send iCloud emails on port 587, try using port 465.

 When entering your iCloud Mail email address, many email clients need the full address, not just the username. [email protected] or [email protected] for example are both acceptable but not only by using the examples. But if you see that it doesn't work, you should delete the last part and use only the username.

Enable two-step authentication for your iCloud account and create an application-specific password for use with IMAP. Reset the iCloud Mail password if you don't know it.

The email settings given in this article allow you to download and send messages from iCloud Mail. This article gives you the IMAP and SMTP settings of iCloud Mail, as well as some tips for avoiding certain difficulties and troubleshooting to resolve them in case they arise.

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