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OS X 10.5.8 email FAILS (mail.me.com)

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Aug 22, 2013 6:14 PM

After MANY years of not using my MacBookPro...trying to get my local "Mail" client application to receive or send emails FAILS miserably. Have tried ALL the recommended settings found at Apple 'support' and from Google searches. Some indicated that Apple killed-off their mail.me.com / smtp.me.com Servers, and have moved every User to the icloud nonsense. [Already discovered this laptops OS X 10.5.8 will NOT allow icloud Account Setup...although strangely enough i AM able to sign into my AppleID account using xxxxxxx.icloud.com, which is also listed as one of my alternate email addresses! in my Account Settings.)

Anyone know if i can still access a xxxxxxx.mac.com  email Account last used in 2009/2010?? (it's STILL listed in my AppleID Settings as my Primary email address and Signin) or did it 'expire' in some manner due to non-use?? And how can i get all this to work...withOUT upgrading twice to SnowLeopard and the next OS. Thanks for any solid info y'all might reply with.... -David

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Aug 23, 2013 12:53 AM (in response to hypermini)

    Some indicated that Apple killed-off their mail.me.com / smtp.me.com Servers, and have moved every User to the icloud nonsense.

    Yes, nearly two years ago.

     

    This should help you:

     

    http://www.wilmut.webspace.virginmedia.com/notes/icloudmail.html

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Aug 23, 2013 10:10 AM (in response to hypermini)

    does anyone in the U.K. know that those folks in Windsor Castle are actually re-named German rulers...?

    That has not been news for about 90 years.

    is there ANY access to the old email servers, or the new email servers, via POP(3) or IMAP now, at all...for those of us who do NOT wish to Upgrade to Apple's 'required' Snow Lion or whatever silly name they are using now...??

    No, and you received six months notice of that via email. As for the future you are free to choose any other ISP you like.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Aug 23, 2013 3:23 PM (in response to hypermini)

    Actually, did not / could not receive "six months notice of that via emai", as indicated in my initial Question; was 'out-of-Country'

    Strange. One of the great advantages of email is that it can be transmitted between almost any two countries.

     

    But of course if you only open your email application once a year you might miss some messages!

     

    Additional information here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2623

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Aug 24, 2013 10:43 AM (in response to hypermini)

    Actually, you can setup iCoud email for 10.3.9, 10.4.11, or 10.5.8, I have, but you need an iCloud account first as I recall...

     

    You cannot use .mac or MobileMe as type of Account, you have to choose IMAP when setting up, otherwise Mail is hard coded to change imap.mail.me.com to mail.me.com & smtp.mail.me.com to smtp.me.com, no matter what you try to enter.

     

    iCloud Mail setup, do not choose .mac or MobileMe as type, but choose IMAP...

     

    On second step where it asks "Description", it has to be a unique name, but you can still use your email address.

     

    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

        •   

    Also, you must upgrade your password to meet the new criteria:  8 characters, including upper and lower case and numbers.  If you have an older password that does not meet these criteria, when you try to setup mail on your mac, using all of the IMAP criteria listed above, it will still give a server error message.  Go to   http://appleid.apple.com         then follow directions to change your password, then go back to setting up your mail using the IMAP instructions above.

     

    Thanks to dpepper...

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3867171?tstart=0

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