4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2012 4:51 PM by BDAqua
Canoe112 Level 4 Level 4 (3,025 points)

I'm running OS 10.5

 

Can I delete my me.com email address and insert my icloud.com email address?

 

If so what are the settings for configuring icloud mail?

 

Thanks

 

Canoe


iBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: icloud mail on 10.5?
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Hello,

     

    You can't change it, but...

     

    You cannot use .mac or MobileMe as type of Account, you have to choose IMAP when setting up, otherwise Mail is hard coded to change imap.mail.me.com to mail.me.com & smtp.mail.me.com to smtp.me.com, no matter what you try to enter.

     

     

    iCloud Mail setup, do not choose .mac or MobileMe as type, but choose IMAP...

     

     

    On second step where it asks "Description", it has to be a unique name, but you can still use your email address.

     

     

    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

              •

    Also, you must upgrade your password to meet the new criteria:  8 characters, including upper and lower case and numbers.  If you have an older password that does not meet these criteria, when you try to setup mail on your mac, using all of the IMAP criteria listed above, it will still give a server error message.  Go to   http://appleid.apple.com         then follow directions to change your password, then go back to setting up your mail using the IMAP instructions above.

     

     

    Thanks to dpepper...

     

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3867171?tstart=0

  • 2. Re: icloud mail on 10.5?
    joecady Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem. Tried your solution, but every time I close the account settings window (and save) the incoming mail server defaults back to "mail.mac.com."

     

    Thanks.

  • 3. Re: icloud mail on 10.5?
    joecady Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    PS: New password does meet requirements.

  • 4. Re: icloud mail on 10.5?
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    dd you note this part???

     

    Do NOT choose .mac or MobileMe as type, but choose IMAP...

     

    You cannot use .mac or MobileMe as type of Account, you have to choose IMAP when setting up, otherwise Mail is hard coded to change imap.mail.me.com to mail.me.com & smtp.mail.me.com to smtp.me.com, no matter what you try to enter.