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  • Dan Newcomb Level 1 (5 points)

    I tried every other combination available, and I specifically tried the official apple config settings first.  I also tried the working server settings from mail in 10.8, but that didn't work from the phone.  The only setup that worked for me was the one from April 19th. (running ICS on the Maxx)  


    I'm not sure why the setups vary, but at least for now they apparently do.  My hunch is that all the IDs have yet to be migrated to the new servers.  (I wonder if it might have to do with the age of the ID?  Mine dates back to iTools; and I can see how migrating the older data could be more complicated)

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,900 points)

    iTools, you are as old as me then (at least your account is)


    I too am unclear as to why some users are having such difficulty but I do know that the imap or smtp servers at are Mobile Me servers (unless Apple made an unannounced change) and therefore may stop working at any time. I also know that on (admittedly only one) Android phone (an HTC Wildfire) the official settings work just fine. Keep an eye on it, maybe it wil work for ever, maybe not.

  • adrianmoore Level 1 (0 points)

    I can confirm that today ( 13th Aug 2012 ) i have at long last got my LG Optimus L3 working.

    I did indeed need to make the password with a CAP letter in it.


    Incoming settings used were

    Username full email address

    SSL on port 993


    Outgoing settings

    Port 25 using TLS ( SSL DID not work , but using TLS worked a charm! )


    Hope this helps!

  • hector2012 Level 1 (0 points)

    HELLO ,



  • nhlevin Level 1 (0 points)

    Many helpful hints here, though with ICS on my Razr Maxx, none went the distance.  Here are some additional settings that finally made it happen, working from Csound1's settings:


    Incoming server is indeed:


    Do not use or after username


    Port is indeed 993


    Definitely select SSL/TLS and accept all certificates


    Now here's the zinger: Authentication should be LOGIN


    After figuring this out, I finally (after many hours of searching and testing) got to my outgoing server settings, which are:


    port 587

    NONE for security type

    Tic "Require Sign-in"

    Authentication is PLAIN

    Username again without or


    What a royal pain in the arse!  Yet now it works like a charm and I'm lovin' the Razr!


    Good luck, all!

  • Rich Reynolds Level 1 (0 points)

    Dude, I made one of the different settings changes on your recommendations to my new Android based Galaxy SIII, and my new baby is working beautifully with my


    Thank you and all I can say is a I love my Android after having iphone's from the first day they came out.

  • nhlevin Level 1 (0 points)

    Glad to hear it, Rich! 


    Yes, though an avid Mac guy, (whispering) I find the Droids to be very liberating, especially on the Razr Maxx running ICS.



  • merrillmonster Level 1 (15 points)

    just get an iPhone

  • R. Polmans Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an interesting situation:


    1. iCloud account with appleID equal to I do get this account working on my HTC Wildfire

    2. second iCloud account (previous a mobileme) with appleID which is NOT equal to (iCloud mail adress belonging to appleID I've tried everything but cannot get this adress working on my HTC. I keep getting Authentication failed.


    Any suggestions?

  • autumnhills Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!  Just what I was looking for....!  Appreciate your sharing this info! AH

  • NJ Ron Level 1 (0 points)

    My God!


    I was sooooo scared to move from my iPhone over to Android just because of mail.


    I used the settings from the very first page and on the first attempt, I was able to set up an iCloud account email with all my Mac devices.


    ....and all my subfolders ported over as well.




    Here are the instructions I used:


    The server address is not, it is .......


    Here's the rest:


    If your password does not meet these requirements change it so that it does:


    Minimum of 8 characters, including at least 1 uppercase letter, 1 lowercase letter and 1 number, no special characters.


    Verify that you are using the correct server credentials:


    IMAP (Incoming Mail Server) information:

    • Server name:
    • SSL Required: Yes
    • Port: 993
    • Username: (use your address from your iCloud account)
    • Password: Your iCloud password

       SMTP (outgoing mail server) information:

    • Server name:
    • SSL Required: Yes
    • Port: 587
    • SMTP Authentication Required: Yes
    • Username: (use your 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.

  • eleasefromnewark Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks just tried this on my Galaxy S3 and it worked like a charm

  • R. Polmans Level 1 (0 points)

    I've managed to solve my problem using another e-mail program (K-9) on my HTC.

    Using the standard android mail program I was not able to read my mail (I could connect to iCloud, but all I got to see was "no mail"). Using K-9 and the same settings (which are also mentioned in this trhread), no problems at all.

  • NJ Ron Level 1 (0 points)

    R -


    Very interesting.


    Here is what I found...


    K-9 is a great alternative email program for Android, no doubt.


    However, I used it for 5 minutes and then uninstalled it immediately afterwards.


    It did pull in all my mac mail via the iCloud IMAP address.  However, unlike Google Mail, it did not pull in all my subfolders.   You see, on my desktop Apple Mail I have created subfolders for people I receive mail from, or perhaps everything pertaining to a vacation or software registration.   I have about 10 subfolders in all.  


    K-9 could not port any of them over.


    Is that important to you?  Perhaps no, if you don't use subfolders.


    Also, I set up my mail a little differently than some might on my Android device (simply because I didn't know any better)...


    I used the stock email program (the white envelope with red @ seal) rather than the main email program (the white open envelope with the M coming out of it).


    I would try using the stock email program.  I was able to get all my mail ported over to it, and once I had it set up with an iMap account, whatever I deleted on my iPhone was deleted across all my devices (and vice-versa)


    Good luck with your new phone.  Loving mine!

  • NJ Ron Level 1 (0 points)



    A fairly new Android email program called AquaMail has hit the market.


    I think it's much better than K-9.


    Probably the best of the mail apps available.  The PRO version adds a wealth of customizations.

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