Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 1:04 PM (in response to enwsal)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to Csound1)
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:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 2:10 PM (in response to rhodeia)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to cybershanks)
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!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to enwsal)
To get your email working please follow the instructions in this page:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 9:44 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
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!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 3:11 PM (in response to enwsal)
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:
but no other facilities will work.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 10:25 AM (in response to Csound1)
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?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 14, 2012 3:20 PM (in response to pato_londres)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2012 1:25 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org while when I transferred from MobilMe to iCloud, iCloud is registered as email@example.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
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2012 2:21 AM (in response to pato_londres)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2012 5:27 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
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?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2012 6:29 AM (in response to pato_londres)
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