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To Manually Set iCloud mail on 10.6.8

42279 Views 38 Replies Latest reply: Apr 17, 2013 2:42 PM by miltdat RSS
  • BuzzinNH Calculating status...
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    Aug 16, 2012 8:59 AM (in response to shundra)

    I have tried several times, but it never accepts my incoming and outgoing server changes. Always defaults back to original.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)
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    Aug 16, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to BuzzinNH)

    BuzzinNH wrote:

     

    I have tried several times, but it never accepts my incoming and outgoing server changes. Always defaults back to original.

    Then you are not following the procedure properly. Please worth carefully through the method here:

     

    Entering iCloud email settings manually in Snow Leopard or Leopard

     

    particularly noting the instruction about holding the option key down when leaving the first screen:

     

    create.jpg

  • lisajoy Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 5:43 PM (in response to shundra)

    Perfect! the workaround took me less than 20 seconds, and works perfectly, both sending and receiving, thus far. And just so people with multiple email accounts know, this fix hasn't interfered with the other two mail accounts i have in Apple Mail (a gmail IMAP account and my local ISP's POP account)... as it shouldn't, but people do wonder. I'm in OS 10.6.8 on Macbook Pro, Apple Mail 4.5.   Thanks Shundra!

  • MaryFlorida2011 Calculating status...
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    Jan 21, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)

    I have tried unsuccessfully many times and yes, I did hold down the option key so that it said continue vs. create throughout the process.  Any ideas?

     

    It has to be the computer and the OS since my ipad works fine with the same ISP.

     

    This just does not work for me, why in the world would apple obsolete a computer only 4 years old!

     

    Makes NO SENSE.

     

    OS X 10.6.8, Mail 4.6 (1085)

  • TreeDogRain Calculating status...
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    Mar 14, 2013 4:38 PM (in response to shundra)

    Thank you so much, shundra. I'm stuck in 10.6.8 land because of Quicken and a distrust of the Lion patch (probably irrational). My old pre-cloud mail settings for some reason gave up the ghost today.

     

    I was getting a bit desperate when I found your visually and logically clear directions.

     

    So far so good.

     

    I'm VERY grateful.

  • jcsuperstar Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 27, 2013 5:12 AM (in response to shundra)

    thanks. worked like a charm. now am going to check to see if i need changes to ical to get it properly synced. was already using one mac with Lion but my imac is still running SL because of certain plugins.

  • miltdat Calculating status...
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    Apr 17, 2013 1:42 PM (in response to shundra)

    I have tried to set up the Icloud mail account, but I have forgotten my original password from the Mobile.me account that I just deleted.

    How does one go about retrieving a password that can no longer be remembered?

    By the way, I need this password to set up my Icloud mail account,

    Many, many thanks for any assistance that can be provided.

     

    Milton

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (63,940 points)
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    Apr 17, 2013 2:04 PM (in response to miltdat)

    Go to http://appleid.apple.com and click 'Reset password'. Sign in with your ex-MobileMe account address. A new password will be sent to the associated (non-Apple) address which hopefully you had set up.

  • miltdat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 17, 2013 2:42 PM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)

    Many,many thanks Roger for your prompt reply to my question.  Now, I can proceed to setting up my new emsil account.  I sincerely appreciate your help.

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