It's just the same for me.....icloud mail was working until today...i changed nothing.
icloud mail works on my ipad and iphone and macbook, it's just my mac pro (runing 10.7.5 because it can't be upgraded to 10.8) which can't get icloud mail.
I tried deleting the account in mail
i tried deleting icloud off my mac altogether
when i set up icloud on the mac again it also creates the icloud email account, but it doesn't put the incoming server or password in...and the incoming server is greyed out.
Any ideas please?
That's what I tried several times ... Unfortunaltely, my appleID adresse ends with @gmail.com ... So entering this adress, gives after hitting continue an error, this as he is trying to connect to the gmail imap server
@Gmail is not an iCloud address, it may be used as an iCloud ID but the mail will still be handled by Gmail. Enter the GMail account at Mail, Contacts and Calendars (in System Preferences) and it will appear in Mail, it will not appear on iCloud.
In my particular case, simply de-selecting the 'Mail & Notes' option in SystemPreferences->iCloud (leaving the account itself with Contacts and Calendars untouched) then going back and turning it back on did the trick.
Apparently much the same issue as OP and others here: unable to connect to iCloud account in Mail 5.3 and unable to populate 'Incoming Mail Server' field, did note that authentication was set to Apple Token (and still is).
So far just the one OS X 10.7.5 desktop has been the problem; iOS devices seem OK and I've yet to check the second desktop. No idea when it happened, hadn't used the machine in question for a few days.
Hi -this is the fix for those who have migrated from @mac to @me to @icloud...
In my frustration I asked John (carcynic.com) who I work with and he told me to go to applications/terminal. When the terminal window pops up type cd /Library/Preferences and look for the mail preference and copy it. (don't delete all preferences) Then type rm (paste your mail preference file name here)
you should have configured the icloud settings and it will start to download mail immediately.