2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2012 4:31 AM by Neville Hillyer
Dennis Jones Level 1 (5 points)

I have a iMac6,1 running  Mac OS 10.6.8 and Eudora 6.2.


Eudora was working just find until MobileMe went off line. Now when I check mail I get the messages:


"Contacting imap.mail.me.com"




"Server not responding.

Lost connection to server."


Tech note HT4864 told me to use imap.mail.me.com but that does not seem to be the problem. The tech note also tells me to turn on SSL, and use Port: 993 but I cannot locate where to set these up.


What else should I try?



  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    Hi Dennis, Eudora is a bit touchy with IMAP, sadly, but see if this helps for how to do it in Mail...


    I understand .mac mail will still come through. Do not delete the old account yet.


    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...



  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 (1,865 points)

    You could try Thunderbird.