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Daniel Leary 2008 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Oct 12, 2011 11:43 AM

Anyone else having this problem where the Mail client on you Mac will not accept you new iClould account when you try to add you new iCloud account through the Mail preferences? I am running Snow Leopard.

MBP15, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • armandoEstrada Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 12, 2011 11:46 AM (in response to Daniel Leary 2008)

    Same here, my mail service keeps saying "starting" indefinite.  I now have no mail through ANY device, IOS or my Mac.  Lion and IOS 5.

  • armandoEstrada Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 12, 2011 11:54 AM (in response to Daniel Leary 2008)

    I guess i should ahve stated that I have a .mac email address tied to my MobileMe, not a Me.  Also, my apple ID is none of these.  I wish there was a way to consolidate my Apple ID's into one.

  • el Duque Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:31 PM (in response to Daniel Leary 2008)

    Same problem.  Mail stuck on "Starting...".  Mail will not load, and it looks like the incoming mail server is blank for some reason.  This would explain why no mail is loading.

  • el Duque Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:32 PM (in response to Daniel Leary 2008)

    Same problem.  Mail stuck on "Starting...".  Mail will not load, and it looks like the incoming mail server is blank for some reason.  This would explain why no mail is loading.

  • feck Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:35 PM (in response to Daniel Leary 2008)

    I have similar symptoms.

     

    • The iCloud pane in System Preferences says "Starting..." and never finished.
    • Adding an account in OS X Mail prompts me for the Incoming Mail Server, even though it recognizes it as an iCloud account. Leaving leaving the field empty results in Mail unable to connect to the server.
    • Clicking on Mail in the iCloud web interface tells me I need to create an @me.com email address by enabling Mail in the iCloud System Preference.

     

    I am using an existing MobileMe account (previously a .Mac account) which is my AppleID.

  • feck Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:37 PM (in response to Daniel Leary 2008)

    I have similar symptoms.

     

    • The iCloud pane in System Preferences says "Starting..." and never finished.
    • Adding an account in OS X Mail prompts me for the Incoming Mail Server, even though it recognizes it as an iCloud account. Leaving leaving the field empty results in Mail unable to connect to the server.
    • Clicking on Mail in the iCloud web interface tells me I need to create an @me.com email address by enabling Mail in the iCloud System Preference.

     

    I am using an existing MobileMe account (previously a .Mac account) which is my AppleID.

  • Bodean11 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:40 PM (in response to feck)

    Sams issue!!

  • imegs Calculating status...
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:43 PM (in response to feck)

    Same issues as everyone else. Hope someone has a solution for us. I don't really want to loose my old .mac / .me email addresses.

  • SharkBaitDLS Calculating status...
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:44 PM (in response to armandoEstrada)

    I got my iCloud account set up on Lion, but now in mail after the outgoing server repeatedly rejected my password I'm stuck with this error:
    "The server “p08-smtp.mail.me.com” cannot be contacted on the default ports."

  • discuser Calculating status...
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    Oct 12, 2011 1:52 PM (in response to Daniel Leary 2008)

    Same problem with familiy account. Incoming mail server field is blank, no chance to activate mail, "Starting...." again and again. Tried to delete new iCloud account and started from scratch... no chance... same behaviour.

     

    When I try to activate iCloud on my iPhone the preferences pane crashes immediately when I insert my user name and passwort. Mail app on iPhone crashes too.... now it is working (without iCloud) and is sending and receiving mail.

     

    Nightmare!!

  • Flittner Calculating status...
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    Oct 12, 2011 2:03 PM (in response to discuser)

    same problem here

  • Frontage Road Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 12, 2011 2:25 PM (in response to Daniel Leary 2008)

    Same issue. iCloud doesn't enable Mail client. Missing incoming server, and iCloud Mail setup keeping spinning and doesn't do anything.

  • John Bohaychuk Calculating status...
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    Oct 12, 2011 2:52 PM (in response to Daniel Leary 2008)

    Same issure here. I did notice if you turn off the Mail and Notes in iCloud system prefs and quit preferences. Then go back and enable it it tries again but nothing happens. There is a hint of a message but it says that you can not change your iclod email address after creating it.

     

    I wonder if it has something to do with the fact iCloud uses the me.com login (see in mail, contacts and calendars) but iCloud (the cloud part) thinks its a mac.com account.

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