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lovelandrun99 Calculating status...
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May 5, 2012 3:22 PM

I moved stuff to icloud since it was telling me mobile me was going away.  now I can't seem to log in to mail on my mac but I am getting it on my iphone.  what's up?  Ido I need to upgrade to lion?  it looks like I will regret it and I am gunshy about doing it, cannot afford to lose a ton of time.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)
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    May 5, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to lovelandrun99)

    You can use iCloud email in Mail on your Mac, here are the settings for the servers.

     

    Regardless of whether your password works or not you must ensure that it complies with these criteria:

    8 characters (or more) a minimum of 1 uppercase, 1 lowercase and 1 number.

     

    If you let Mail do the setup automatically it will fail so ....

     

    In Mail>Preferences>Accounts, click the + sign for a new account, enter your address and password, hold the option key down and press 'Continue'

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)
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    May 5, 2012 4:38 PM (in response to lovelandrun99)

    In Mail>Preferences>Accounts>Advanced, uncheck 'Enable this Account' that will keep the 'Old' account quiet while you work.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-05-05 at 6.34.20 PM.png

     

    Don't remove the 'Old' account yet.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)
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    May 5, 2012 4:44 PM (in response to lovelandrun99)

    You moved your account from Mobile Me to iCloud, didn't you? you went to www.me.com/move and moved your account?

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)
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    May 5, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to lovelandrun99)

    Please try your logins, all of them, if you have a .me login and wish to use .me mail then it is the one you should use. If you have data, apps, davservices (calendars etc) you may need to move or replace them in the other account.

     

    Organizing your login is the first job, then go to System Preferences>iCloud and turn on all services you wish to use (if not already on)

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)
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    May 5, 2012 5:05 PM (in response to lovelandrun99)

    Oh yes, Snow Leopard, sorry

     

    You are going to have to enter the account in Mail manually:

     

    To enter the account manually go to Mail>Preferences>Accounts, click the + sign, enter your .me email address and password, press the option key and click 'Continue',

     

    enter the server settings below.

     

    If your password does not meet these requirements change it so that it does:

     

    Minimum of 8 characters, including at least 1 uppercase letter, 1 lowercase letter and 1 number, no special characters.

     

    Verify that you are using the correct server credentials:

     

    IMAP (Incoming Mail Server) information:

    • Server name: imap.mail.me.com
    • SSL Required: Yes
    • Port: 993
    • Username: example@me.com (use your @me.com address from your iCloud account)
    • Password: Your iCloud password

     

    SMTP (outgoing mail server) information:

     

    • Server name: smtp.mail.me.com
    • SSL Required: Yes
    • Port: 587
    • SMTP Authentication Required: Yes
    • Username: example@me.com (use your @me.com address from your iCloud account)
    • Password: Your iCloud password

     

    Note: If you receive errors using SSL, try using TLS instead.

    Additional Information

    SSL is required for both IMAP and SMTP connection with iCloud. POP is not supported by iCloud.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)
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    May 5, 2012 5:12 PM (in response to lovelandrun99)

    iMap

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,455 points)
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    May 5, 2012 5:13 PM (in response to lovelandrun99)

    If iCloud is an option, take it. If not take Imap.

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