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  • 30. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    dpepper Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I just put my mother-in-laws imac 10.5.8 on icloud.  Mail syncs, thats all.  But, be sure you have a password with 8 characters minimum, including numbers, letters, upper & lower case.  Otherwise, when you follow the directions for making an IMAP mail account, it won't be accepted by the server.

    Go to http://appleid.apple.com to change your apple ID password.

  • 31. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    charliem2019 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    DON'T BUY BUSY CAL!!!!!!!!!! It is a waste of money. To sync it with iCal look at my earlier post or follow the steps in this post:

     

     

    • Select Preferences from the iCal Menu.
    • Go to the Accounts tab.
    • Click the + sign to add a new account.
    • Select the CalDAV option under the Account type.
    • Enter your User name which is the full email adress you used to set up your iCloud account (Not the @me.com one)
    • Enter your iCloud Password.
    • For server adress enter caldav.icloud.com

     

    This is how it should look:

     

     

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  • 32. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    AMCarter3 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I am in total DISAGREEMENT about BusyCal. In my view, iCal is a clutsy, partially developed app that lacks the more robust features and attributes of BusyCal. Busycal is simply a better design. Only BusyCal has the ability to share calendars with others over a LAN or sync calendars with iCloud.

     

    BusyCall also has excellent tutorials, a great website and excellent tech support if it is needed. It takes all of its data directly from iCal and requires NO action on the part of the user to sync it with iCal. While I might want more bells and whistle features, BusyCal is one of the best designed apps I have ever used in my 20+ years as a Macintosh user.

  • 33. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    enwsal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your input, due to my non grasp of everything technological (which causes me some difficulties as I am a photographer! ) I mistyped my OS - it is 10.5.8.  Having received an email from apple telling me to 'click here' to retain my .me and .mac addresses so that I could retain them I duly did that - having backed up all my emails and address books.  It worked, everything came into 'Mail' - fab I thought - but NO!  whilst everything is now in there I can't send/receive from Mail because no changes are accepted in Mail > Preferences > Account Information and Advanced.  The account is called iCloud with a by line of MobileMe IMAP.  I have found all the details that I should input and have but as soon as I save it - it doesn't - back comes mail.mac.com.  I have gone into my MobileMe Account and made sure that sync is off, which it is.  Can you or anyone please help me to:  send emails to/from mail.  (my address book is also not accessible).  I have tried on 'Entourage' as well and also on my pc (which has Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and IS therefore supported by iCloud).  I apologise for my ignorance!  And, yes, if there was another mail programme that I could download whether free or not that would sort this problem out for me I would do it.  (ps I have no iphone, ipad, or any other mac product, I even have a Blackberry and that also is having contact problems) - in short I am in a mess! 

  • 34. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,535 points)

    To get your email working please follow the instructions in this page:

     

    Entering iCloud email settings manually in Snow Leopard or Leopard

  • 35. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    enwsal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    THANK YOU!!!!!    AND I did need to change my password and after I did it worked like magic!!!! Even my address book is linked.  YOU deserve a medal.........  5hrs I have been trying to get this to work.  I don't suppose it might work on Tiger (my notebook).   SO pleased.  Going to have a lie down! 

  • 36. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,535 points)

    I don't know how you got Address Book to sync, it doesn't have that ability AFAIK. As to Tiger, you can set up Mail to access the email:

     

    Entering iCloud email settings manually in Tiger

     

    but no other facilities will work.

  • 37. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    AMCarter3 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Excellent responses, Roger. Thanks for the clarity re: the limitatons on what can and cannot be done to sync Mail, Contacts and Address Book in OS 10.6.8.

  • 38. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    RothHaus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This was exactly what I needed. Thank you!

  • 39. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    pato_londres Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an Intel powered iMac running 10.6.8 Is there anyway I can get iCloud to sync with my Mac.

     

    Also I find that my iPhone and iPad (with latest iOS) do not update Contacts, but the Calendar seems Ok.

     

    Is there anything I can do with any of these devices?

  • 40. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,535 points)

    This page outlines the situation with iCloud and Snow Leopard:

     

    iCloud and Snow Leopard

     

    If your iPhone and iPad are running iOS5 then they should sync with the iCloud website perfectly well provided they havew been set up correctly:

     

    http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/ios.html

  • 41. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    pato_londres Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've looked at the Apple pages and I think I've done everything right with both iPhone and iPad. One thing iTunes is registered to xxx@btinternet.com while when I transferred from MobilMe to iCloud, iCloud is registered as xxx@me.com. Tried to change the @me.com address to @btinternet.com by it will not have it or allow me to open another iCloud account.

     

    Don't really know what I can do now

  • 42. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,535 points)

    Your migrated MobileMe account is signed into using its email address and will contain your calendars from the account, however the contacts won't have been migrated if you are using Snow Leopard.

     

    You need to be signed into iCloud on all devices with this login. You can continue to use the other login for iTunes - indeed you will need to to get access to your purchased items. There's no problem about using two IDs in this way, but you have to be consistent across all your devices. You can't merge the accounts nor change the @me.com address to something else.

  • 43. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    pato_londres Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The highest OS on my Intel iMac that I can use is 10.6.8 (all later systems will not install) therefore I can also access the now defunct MobileMe not iCloud. Both my iPhone and iMac access iCloud using my @me.com address. Everything seems updated except for my Contacts which do not.

     

    Don't know what to do now. Any ideas?

  • 44. Re: How can i use iCloud with 10.6.8?
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,535 points)

    You can't sync contacts under Snow Leopard. The nearest you can get is to select all contacts in Address Book and export as a vCard, then import that into the Contacts at http://icloud.com