I appreciate the reply but the problem continues and has since I first tried to open my icloud application several months ago.
I use Comcast as my primary ISP and I've checked all areas of SPAM and/or junk mail and can never find a message. I've click on the 'resend the email to .... etc' NUMEROUS times with no success.
The email address I use for my login is NOT my primary email address but one I use via webmail. Perhaps I should change my login to my actual primary email address? If that might work, how do I do that? I've looked everywhere but can find a solution.
I'm certain this is a problem I've created but I've been unable to resolve.