I have been on vacation the past week, got back into the US on Saturday and no mail. iCloud keeps telling me that my username/password are not correct yet I know that they are. Like many have mentioned, I still have Calendar, Contacts and reminders seem to work and are sync'ing. However, with the email competly down for me for it seems the past 3-4 days, this is a jolt to my confidence in the email poriton of iCloud. I'm a left over from the original Mobile Me "out of service email" a couple of years ago. I just cant make my iCloud my go to primary email account.
Now Apple, you have the most money of anyone in Tech and for that matter any corporation in the world. Please fix the email issue with iCloud and try to get some confidence going in this product that is been coined as "the cetner of my digitial life".
Now that I have that off my chest, what do we do from here? I'm not going to change passwords if the issue is just with email.
Thanks for listening.
I know for some people this is not a real, respectively acceptable solution but i recommend using an free email provider which has been running flawlessly (with 0 days offline since 2005): gmail
Nowadays it is unacceptable for me that an email service is down for more than 1 hour. Unless it is me that is fixing the IMAP server and/or doing updates and maintenance.
I was right not to choose @me.com as my primary email provider.
Anyways i can tell you that here (Switzerland) iCloud email services have been up and running since 2 days without any hiccups, at least for me.
p02-imap.mail.me.com (one of the many email servers) is currently up and running @ 5:08pm (GMT+1).
This is no help for many of you but i expected that iCloud email services would not run flawlessly.
You either wait till they solve the problem or you start using another more reliable email provider.
I'd love to help out, but i'm not an Apple employee respectively a system administrator for this company.
Here is what you want to do to fix your issue:
(I had the same thing happen to me)
Back up your email.
Go to mail “preferences” and click on the accounts
Delete your iCloud account (the “-“ at the bottom)
Create a new Mail account )the “+” or “file” > “Add Account” and enter in your iCloud information
Depending on the throughput of your Internet connection, and the amount of emails you have loaded on the server, this process will take awhile to synchronize your account.
Same here, April 1, is it April Fools?? Everything was working so well. Now, my mail won't work on my imac, asks for a password and won't accept any that I use. I clicked on icloud and the mail was there, very slowly working,, and now I can't even get the icloud to load. My ipad and iphone are getting the mail.
I also have a laptop not on icloud and it won't accept or send email either. What is going on?
From the looks of it, mail, calendar, sync are all out still.
I have tried the p02 server as suggested. Worked for a while then had the same Password / User name prompts.
Any word from Apple on this issue yet.
The web log in states all services working with no issues??
Not a very good status link.
Sadly this is just like "MobileMe" several
Years ago. I have been in IT for 30
Years designing systems and networks for
Banking. For those Chase customers can you
Even remember when your ATM's were
Systemically Down? NYSE Trading infrastructure?
It is possible to build systems and networks
That do not fail. You need to hire good
Talent. I didn't do it alone. I was lead, but
It is about building a team with people that
Are as good as or better than yourself. People
Don't do that these days as they fear for their
Job. I built teams with people brighter
Than myself or at least as skilled.
One company that tries to hire that way
Is Google. I have not worked for them, but
Know architects that do.
I suspected this problem. I won't use gmail
As I don't trust google's policies. The
Simple answer is to go to "the planet.com",
Lease an inexpensive server with redundant
Bandwidth and cluster add on, and buy a
Domain for $9/ year, and you will have
Reliable imap email services. I also run
A WEBDAV server as well. THaT is my primary
Email. Besides a migration failure on
A major fiber regroom for 4 hours in
The last 12+ years, it has never been
it is all menu driven front end so you don't
Need to know Linux. I do, and it is
Faster if you do, but not required.
I don't work for "the planet", I am just a
Happy customer. You do it once and
Don't have to worry or think about it again..
it just works and isn't google and most
Important it isn't APPLE. I am beginning to
Lose faith in Apple. Weird for a family with
A half dozen MBPs, IPads, IPhones.
Tired of the under spec'ed and over priced
Hardware for Mac OS X. I had better see
A 8 core MBP with 16-32GB ram, so trivial
And common in PC land... Otherwise
This family is going to start eliminating
Apple computers. I know I am not alone.
It was a quick climb to largest Market value
And we have seen "king of the Mountain"
Fall quickly before in history. I think it
Is just a matter of time now.
OK, I changed my password and my iphone seems to be working now, but iPad does not work and neither does Mail on my MBA. Very fustrated and concerned.
There is an issue with iCloud email. Emails that are sitting there but you can see them and the date is way off and odd like 12/31/69. I dont know what to do next, but I'm concerned with the future reliability of iCloud. Sad considering that I was about ready to put my iCloud as my primary. But with this outage has sealed it up that I wont make it my prime email account.