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Setting up 10.6.8 Snow Leopard is not supported by Apple's iCloud.

Setting up iCloud mail is at will.

 

 

iCloud: Supported system requirements:

Summary--This article explains the minimum system requirements for using iCloud. To create a free iCloud account, you must have either an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or a Mac with OS X Lion 10.7.2.

 

To set up iCloud mail on Snow Leopard 10.6.8, you can do the following:

 

Backup your email messages.

MobileMe, Mail: Copying MobileMe or IMAP email messages to your hard disk

Summary--In Mail in Mac OS X, you can save copies of MobileMe mail messages to a local disk, for example if you want to create "backups" of MobileMe messages you have received. (This article also applies to any IMAP email account in which message caching is turned off.)

 

Remove you previous MobileMe account. (after making sure anything important is backed up).

 

Open the Mail application (On the desktop.  Looks like a Stamp w/Eagle.)

Click on the name "Mail" from the top menu bar and go to Preference>Accounts>

 

Click on your MobileMe account and then the minus ( ) sign to delete it.

 

***Please follow each step to the letter to set up iCloud mail properly***


 

Then click the plus ( ) sign:

 

1) In the Add Account pane, enter in the full iCloud email address and password.

 

2) DONOT click 'Create' or it will try to automatically set up the account. Hold down Option(on the keyboard) and the 'Create' button will switch to 'Continue'. Click Continue.

 

3) For Account Type, change the drop down menu to IMAP.

 

4) Change the Incoming Mail server to imap.mail.me.com.

 

5) Enter the full email address for User Name.

 

 

6) Hold down Option again and the 'Create' button will switch to 'Continue'. Click Continue

 

7) Check the box to use SSL and make sure Authentication is set to Password

 

8) Hold down Option again and the 'Create' button will switch to 'Continue'. Click Continue

 

9) Change the Outgoing Mail server to smtp.mail.me.com

 

10) Make sure the 'Use Authentication' box is checked.

 

 

11) Enter the full email address for User Name and then enter the password.

 

12) Hold down Option again and the 'Create' button will switch to 'Continue'. Click Continue

 

13) Check the box to use SSL and make sure Authentication is set to Password.

 

14) Click Create and then Click Create again on the final pane.

 

15) Done

If there is every an issue.  You can remove the account and set the iCloud Email address up in Mac mail once more using the steps above
iCloud, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Setup iCloud on 10.6.8
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