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How do I use icloud with Linux?

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brian32768 Calculating status...
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Jan 27, 2012 9:36 AM

I use a Macbook Pro because it is the best available laptop hardware. On desktops I use Ubuntu and Debian systems.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,010 points)
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    Jan 27, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to brian32768)

    There is no iCloud for Linux.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Jan 27, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to brian32768)

    You can access your iCloud data through a modern web browser at icloud.com.

     

    You can access your iCloud email through any IMAP email client using these settings: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4864

     

    There is no iCloud control panel for desktop syncing for Linux.

  • Untmdsprt Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
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    Jun 18, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to Julian Wright)

    Do you know the server settings so I can access the contacts and calendars within Linux? I've already set up my email.

  • jeliot Calculating status...
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    Mar 8, 2013 3:17 AM (in response to brian32768)

    Use Google for Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Notes, etc. It's... just better. And if you decide to switch from iPhone to something else, you will have all your data stored with Google instead of with Apple. You can't easily sync iCloud data with any non-Apple device (with the exception of Outlook).

  • jeliot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 3:21 AM (in response to Untmdsprt)

    The server settings are in the link that Julian posted above. But here they are for redundancy.

     

    iCloud Mail uses IMAP and SMTP standards supported by most modern email applications. You can use the server information below to manually configure your email application to send and receive iCloud Mail.

    Notes:

    • If you are using Mail on a Mac with OS X Lion (v10.7.2 or later), or Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2010 on a Windows PC, follow these instructions for automated iCloud setup.
    • If you are using Mail on a Mac with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (v10.6), or a device with iOS 4, see this article with specific instructions.

     

    For more information on how to use this information with your email application, consult your application's documentation.

     

    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. 

  • sjatkins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 3, 2013 11:04 AM (in response to brian32768)

    I have difficulty understanding why anyone would question why you want to sync calendars from different providers.  The bottom live is that it is all your data.  That's right, yours, not the provider's data.  The different platform apps and viewers are views, or should be, on your data that you tell it you want to view with that app.  Yes, I know that is not how many build software today.  But it is most certainly The Right Thing (tm).

     

    The reason we have the icalendar standard (some time ago) and the CalDav standard is precisely to support such interoperability.  If some vendor is breaking that then they are effectively telling you it is their way or the highway and that they, not you, own your data.  Demand they stop such nonsense and vote with your feet if they will not. 

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