Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 6:40 AM (in response to HelgaMelga)
Same here. Something hugely wrong with mail at the moment
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 7:22 AM (in response to HelgaMelga)
Had the same right after migrating which gave me a 3-day headache. Try changing your Apple ID password, it did the trick for me - even for pre-Lion OS.
Apple support just said Leopard is incompatible and I need to upgrade to Lion - how wrong they were. They confused me so much that I already thought that there's a secrect to iCloud and why it does not work with any email client after migration.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 7:30 AM (in response to HelgaMelga)
I am having the exact same same problems and error message It started yesterday and I am extremely frustrated. I don't know how to get help from Apple wihtout having to pay their call fee.
If anyone knows how to fix this it would be greatly appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 7:33 AM (in response to HelgaMelga)
I have been using Lion for weeks with no mail problem. The exact same thing happened to me yesterday. the MAIL client says the password is wrong, but I can sign into iCloud.com with it. From there I can sign into contacts but not to mail.
Something is wrong with some of the servers or some of the password storage information. All of this started as said above. At first it was intermittent but quickly went permanent.
I will try to change password and see if that helpes. I do not thing it looks like a Lion problem.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 7:35 AM (in response to climbhigh4fun)
See my post above - change Apple ID password and let me know if it did the trick for you guys, too - thanks.
And no, it's not a problem with OS (even my Leopard Mac is now working w/iCloud mail), it appears that it is a mail server glitch.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 8:40 AM (in response to climbhigh4fun)
I've finished a lengthy on chat with mobileme on-line support but the advsor was unable to help. They have referred my case to a senior advisor who will contact me through me work email inthe next 24 hours. Maybe you could try this as it will get the ball rolling?
Interestingly, I've tried checking my account through www.mail2web.com and I could not gain access through this client either.
I'll keep you all posted - sounds like quite a few of us are having the same headache....
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to HelgaMelga)
Did you change your Apple ID password, see my previous posting?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 10:13 AM (in response to macpet111)
I've just changed my Apple ID password and I'm now able to access my mac email from all devices and email clients.
This has definitely solved the problem.
Thank you to everyone who gave their advice and suggested that I change my password - your postings were far more helpful than the on-line chat support I received earlier today!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 10:28 AM (in response to HelgaMelga)
Great - glad I was able to help. I chatted for 2 hours and talked to 1-800-MYAPPLE for 30 minutes yesterday.
All they did was to screw up my email up by making me - as a Leopard user who was aware of possible problems, that's why I started the chat in the first place - migrate while on the chat, telling me not to worry, their ultimate goal is to help, etc.
And when I called Apple, the Apple Care Rep put me through to Tier II advisor - both telling me that it's the Leopard OS which is incompatible and that I need to upgrade to Lion. The only thing that came out of it was a free retail copy of Snow Leopard - hard earned 30 bucks that are ;-)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to macpet111)
I'm having the same problem on 10.6.8 - was using the mail app and just started getting error messages, etc.
I tried changing my apple ID password twice, it did not help. I can log into iCloud.com, but cannot access email using the Mail application.
I think apple's servers are (hopefully temporarily) messed up.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 6:41 AM (in response to BillHooper)
I swtched to iCloud 2 months ago and this just started happening to me last night. I'm on 10.6.8 and nothing works in regard to my inbox mail. I changed my password and just changed it again. Oddly,
I can send but not recieve in my mac mail on my macbook pro.
To say that this is disapointing is an understatement.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2013 9:18 AM (in response to HelgaMelga)
This morning I tried downloading an app from the App Store. Apparently I'd forgotten my brand new password for my brand new account which I wrote down all the details to on a pice of paper sitting right beside me. Ok, fine. Whatever. I 'reset' the password at the Apple ID site, logged back in to the site successfully and allowed Safari to save those settings.
Went back to the App Store to get my app. Logged in. Password is incorrect. What? Tried several times bcz I just couldn't believe it. 4 hours later, massive headache, no work accomplished and I'm about to have a melt down.
Went to another Apple discussion forum where I was told I'd have to trash the ID and start anew. This means everything that I have currently connected to iCloud (email adds, notes, calendars, etc.) will be gone. That would be a far greater pain in the butt since I've just setup up a new webhost and email account associated with it all.
This is a bogus Apple glitch that seems so rudimentary that it's mind boggling (to me) how it's managed to completely screw me over today.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.Thanks in advance for reading and/or any assistance!