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iCloud: Send email using a web browser

Send email using a web browser

Using iCloud Mail, you can compose and send email using a Mac or Windows web browser. For recommended browsers, see the Apple Support article System requirements for iCloud.

Note:   If you want your iCloud email to appear on your devices, they must have the iCloud Mail feature turned on. For more information, see Set up iCloud Mail on your devices.

Compose and send messages using iCloud Mail

  1. Click the Compose button.

    The New Message button in the toolbar
  2. Type one or more names or email addresses in an address field. Press Return or type a comma to end each name or address.

    • As you type, iCloud Mail tries to suggest a complete address. To use it, press Return.

      If a list of suggestions appears, click one to use it. Suggestions include matching addresses from iCloud Contacts, recipients you recently emailed, and groups of recipients you emailed together at least twice recently.

      To remove a recent recipient or group of recent recipients from the list, move the pointer over the recent recipient or recipient group you want to remove, then click the Remove button (X) next to the recipient name or names.

    • To view all of your contacts, click the Add button at the right end of the address field.

    • To include Cc and Bcc address fields, click Cc/Bcc.

  3. If you want to send the message from an address you don’t usually use, click From, then click the adjacent address and choose a different address from the pop-up menu.

    You have multiple addresses if you created an email alias or you have an @me.com or @mac.com address in addition to your @icloud.com address.

  4. In the Subject field, type a subject for the email.

  5. Type your message, then click Send in the upper-right corner of the iCloud Mail window.

Note:   A large message may be undeliverable even if it’s smaller than the iCloud Mail message maximum of 20 MB, including attachments. A recipient’s email app might have a smaller message size limit. Your Internet service provider (ISP) might also have a smaller message size limit. If a message is returned to you because it exceeds the maximum size, send the contents of your message in multiple email messages, or use compression software, such as the Compress feature on a Mac, to make your attachments as small as possible.
Last Modified: Oct 30, 2014
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