3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2013 12:02 PM by Barney-15E
greenscribe Level 1 (0 points)

I got an error message saying server "p03-imap.mail.me.com" cannot be contacted on port 993. I had unchecked SSL checkbox, and that didn't make a difference. 


How do I find out what port to use for my icloud IMAP - 143 with SSL doesn't work..

incoming is p03-imap.mail.me.com

no TLS certificate




I'm on a MacBook Pro - with Lion OS X 10.8.2

Thanks for your excellent help!

And Happy New Year!

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,274 points)

    Try disabling Mail in the iCloud System Preferences and then add it back.

  • greenscribe Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your response Barney. I had to use the TLS Certificate - and in the advanced window, use the Apple Token for authentication as well.

    Thanks for your response - nice to know that there are people out there who not only know more than me, but want to share!

  • Barney-15E Level 8 (46,274 points)

    I had an issue where it wouldn't set up through iCloud prefs and had to do via Mail. Mail wouldn't set up the smtp server (outgoing) correctly, though. It eventually was fixed, and I don't think it was widespread.


    Theoretically, setting up through iCloud will gather the correct server information. Although Mail should do the same, also.