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Access Your iCloud Email Settings for IMAP, SMTP, and POP

This guide will share the iCloud Email Settings for connecting mail clients using the IMAP, SMTP protocols. It is also good to know that iCloud does not support the POP mail protocol.

iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc that has been around since October 2011. The service boasts about 850 million users worldwide. In addition to offering cloud storage for documents, photos, and music among other services, iCloud also offers email services.

Therefore, you can check your email and send messages on iCloud using other email programs such as Ms. Outlook, Mailspring, Outlook Express, Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.

iCloud Email Settings

We have published the server settings for your convenience. These can be used by any mail software that supports IMAP and SMTP.

iCloud IMAP Settings

With iCloud IMAP, you can not only receive but enjoy two-way syncing of your iCloud email account inbox and the related folders. IMAP is ideal if you need to access your emails from multiple devices such as Outlook, mobile phone, etc.

These are the IMAP settings for iCloud:

Server: imap.mail.me.com
Port: 993
Requires SSL: Yes
Username: [Your full email address or the name part of @icloud.com]
Password: [app-specific password]

iCloud SMTP Settings

iCloud SMTP is the protocol that handles sending emails. You would need to configure your email client with this protocol to enable sending outgoing emails through the client.

These are the SMTP settings for iCloud:

Server: smtp.mail.me.com
Port: 587
Requires SSL: Yes
SMTP Authentication Required: Yes
Username: [Your full email address]
Password: [app-specific password]


You now have the current iCloud email settings that you can use to retrieve incoming email via IMAP or POP and send outgoing email via SMTP by configuring any Desktop email client, or mobile device that supports the said protocols.

Find out more details about what iCloud Email has to offer here.

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