Currently Being ModeratedNov 5, 2012 6:38 AM (in response to rob.m)
Have you tried changing your apple id password, then
delete all accounts and re enter them
also system preferences/iCloud
signing out and signing back in
Annoying but worth a try.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 12:19 PM (in response to rob.m)
I still continue to see no answer to this. I have icloud enabled and working on my iphone and ipad but it just will not work in mail on the Mac
All I ever get is the same message:
The iCloud IMAP server “p01-imap.mail.me.com” is not responding. Try checking the network connection, and that the server name is correct. Otherwise, the server might be temporarily unavailable. If you continue, you might not be able to receive messages.
Trust me, I've followed all the instructions here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4864viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
and absolutely NOTHING works!! What is freaking going ON??
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 6:24 AM (in response to Walgmoon)
I just went in to the Apple Store. I'm going to take my MacBook in and show them what's going on. So annoying as everything else iCloud - iCal, photo stream etc etc works perfectly between all my devices. Just not Mail!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 6:31 AM (in response to Russbude)
Thanks for answering anyway. It started for me when I changed my password a few days ago. Mail wouldn't accept my new password so I delelted my icloud account (as i have done a few times before).
Now I cant even put my details in using the mail app. I'll have another bash this evening and let you know if i find anything useful.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 6:38 AM (in response to pennbank)
I've tried everything in this thread and then some... still nothing. I'm really not looking forward to the prospect of bringing my laptop in for something like this, this is ridiculous. I know these technologies very well, I've been supporting them professionally since high school... I just don't understand why this is happening, or why it happened on my old one. I'll also point out, this account is still working perfectly on my iPad and iPhone... and on Outlook on my desktop and Outlook on my laptop. Just Mail.app in good ol' OS X that isn't working.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 6:45 AM (in response to rob.m)
Just another thing. I have two .me accounts. The second .me account works perfectly. (I changed the password on both so I've counted that out of the equation now)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 12:14 PM (in response to rob.m)
I have a bad feeling about this! Went to the Apple store at lunchtime, the Genius said they could help me if I'm struggling to set up e-mail!! Had to slowly explain that I know what I'm doing - same as you. Got 4 accounts on my iPhone and iPad including my work Exchange account. Outlook calendar synced up etc, all with no problems. I've got Yahoo and GMail accounts synced up fine on the Macbook. The only place iCloud mail doesn't work is in OS X which makes no sense!
I've had my Apple ID since 2005 and everything works except this. It's got to be server side. Is it surprising how many threads like this have received no resolution from anyone at Apple?
Best of luck guys
PS - Whilst typing this I've had a thought.. Can you get a Hotmail account to work in Mail??
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 8:27 AM (in response to Russbude)
Sorry for the late reply. Gmail works fine in Mail. I'm still using my phone for emails sadly.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 7:54 AM (in response to rob.m)
Suddenly and for no discernable reason, my iCloud account is now working perfectly on my MacBook Pro. I have been trying, every day, the same setup over and over again to see if the error (which I'm assuming is on Apple's end) would go away. I know, that's the definition of insanity.
Today, it worked. It worked immediately, no hang-ups, no lag, instantly pulled everything down using the exact same settings I've been hammering away at since this started about two weeks ago. So, no clue why, but it is working now. So... thanks, Apple. I guess.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 10:48 AM (in response to rob.m)
I didn't get a chance to go in to the apple store. I'll have another go tonight
Glad it's worked for you
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to rob.m)
No joy. Looks like it will be a trip to see a 'Genius'
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 9:41 AM (in response to Russbude)
My iCloud mail has suddenly and inexplicably started working again.