iCloud Mail server settings for other email client apps

Use these iCloud Mail server settings to manually set up your iCloud Mail account in an email client app.

Do you need these mail server settings?

With these iCloud Mail server settings, you can set up your email client app to send and receive email with your iCloud Mail account. You need these server settings when you manually configure your email client app.

You don't need these mail server settings if you meet iCloud system requirements and can use any of these setup methods:

iCloud Mail server settings

  • iCloud Mail uses the IMAP and SMTP standards supported by most modern email client apps. iCloud Mail does not support POP.

  • If you set up an account using iCloud System Preferences or macOS Mail in 10.7.4 or later, you won't see these settings because they're automatically configured.

  • Refer to your email client app's documentation for information about how to use these settings.

IMAP information for the incoming iCloud Mail server

  • Server name: imap.mail.me.com

  • SSL Required: Yes

    • If you see an error message when using SSL, try using TLS instead.

  • Port: 993

  • Username: This is usually the name of your iCloud Mail email address (for example, johnappleseed, not johnappleseed@icloud.com). If your email client app can't connect to iCloud Mail using just the name of your email address, try using the full address.

  • Password: Generate an app-specific password.

SMTP information for the outgoing iCloud Mail server

  • Server name: smtp.mail.me.com

  • SSL Required: Yes

    • If you see an error message when using SSL, try using TLS or STARTTLS instead.

  • Port: 587

  • SMTP Authentication Required: Yes

  • Username: Your full iCloud Mail email address (for example, johnappleseed@icloud.com, not johnappleseed)

  • Password: Use the app-specific password that you generated when you set up the incoming mail server.

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