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clintbradford Level 3 Level 3 (905 points)
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Dec 13, 2012 12:09 PM

Just started receiving spinning wheel on my iCould email account, with an errormessage of ...

 

"There may be a problem with the mail server or network. Verify the settings for account “iCloud” or try again.

The server returned the error: The server “imap.mail.me.com” cannot be contacted on port 993."

 

I am in Snow Leopard on this 2006-era 17" MacBook Pro.

 

The account info for my email account shows ...

 

Account type: MobileMe IMAP

Description: iCloud

Email address: ****

Incoming mail server: imap.email.me.com

Password: ********

Outgoing email server: iCloud

And CHECKED is "use only this server."

 

What am I doing wrong? It was working fine until just now.

 

Clint Bradford

 

<Email Edited By Host>

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2006-era MBP.
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to clintbradford)

    Don't post your email address on a public forum, I will see if I can have it removed for you.

     

    In System Preferences>iCloud, switch mail off, reboot, switch it back on.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 12:52 PM (in response to clintbradford)

    Ah it's 10.6, Snow Leopard is not supported on iCloud, hence no control panel.

     

    Upgrade to Lion or Mountain Lion if you can, or wish to, otherwise

     

    Here are the manual settings for iCloud email on Snow Leopard.

     

    manual mail setup.png

     

    If you wish to use other iCloud services (contacts/calendars) there are some 3rd party apps, none are free, none are even inexpensive come to think of it

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 1:21 PM (in response to clintbradford)

    Nothing has changed, delete the account (archive any local folders) replace the account using the settings I gave.

     

    You need all server settings, 'most' won't cut it

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,360 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 2:12 PM (in response to clintbradford)

    You're welcome.

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