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iCloud: Mail server settings for email clients

Use these mail server settings if you need to manually set up your email app (client) to use an iCloud email account. 

Do you need these mail server settings?

You can use the mail server settings in this article to manually set up your email app to send and receive email with an iCloud email account. However, you shouldn't need to do that if you meet the iCloud system requirements and can use any of these setup methods:

If you're using the Mail app in OS X Snow Leopard v10.6, use the mail server information in the iCloud Mail setup instructions for Snow Leopard instead of the settings below.

Mail server settings

Refer to your email app's documentation for information about how to use these settings. iCloud Mail uses the IMAP and SMTP standards supported by most modern email apps. iCloud does not support POP.

IMAP information for the incoming mail server

  • Server name: imap.mail.me.com
  • SSL Required: Yes
    If you receive errors when using SSL, try using TLS instead.
  • Port: 993
  • Username: The name part of your iCloud email address (for example, emilyparker, not emilyparker@icloud.com)
  • Password: Your iCloud password

SMTP information for the outgoing mail server

  • Server name: smtp.mail.me.com
  • SSL Required: Yes
    If you receive errors when using SSL, try using TLS or STARTTLS instead.
  • Port: 587
  • SMTP Authentication Required: Yes
  • UsernameYour full iCloud email address (for example, emilyparker@icloud.com, not emilyparker)
  • Password: Your iCloud password
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Last Modified: Apr 7, 2014
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