HT5330: iCloud: Configuring Mail with Mac OS X v10.6 or iOS 4Learn about iCloud: Configuring Mail with Mac OS X v10.6 or iOS 4
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to rmcarvalho)
smtp.mail.me.com is the correct server.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 8:10 PM (in response to rmcarvalho)
Likewise, my iPhone and 3 Macs suddenly refused to connect to smtp.me.com this week. I can log in via the website, but Mail cannot send via smtp.me.com. Running 10.6.8, 10.8.3, and iOS 6.1.2. Something changed at Apple...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 12:52 AM (in response to Rich Wagner)
smtp.me.com is the old MobileMe server and is not correct for iCloud. Its smtp.mail.me.com, and SSL is required. On Lion and iOS you should sign out in Settings>iCloud and sign back in again, enabling Mail and any other data types in the checklist.
On Snow Leopard you should delete the account in Mail and set it up again following the instructions here:
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 1:53 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Thanks, Roger. Unfortunately, it still doesn't work on Snow Leopard.
I think there's a problem related with the new policy of password security..
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 2:56 AM (in response to rmcarvalho)
You may need to change your password: it should have at least eight characters, at least one of which should be upper-case and one a numeral. You change it at http://appleid.apple.com and of course you will need to change it on all devices that access iCloud.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 3:42 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Also tried twice.. IMAP works fine, SMTP, not.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 3:50 AM (in response to rmcarvalho)
Did you walk through the process in the page I linked to above? I did this myself and it worked OK so I can't say what the problem you're having is - if you can receive then it's presumably not the password. You aren't trying to send with something other than the iCloud address as the 'From' address? - you can't do that. You do have SSL enabled?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 3:57 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 5:52 AM (in response to rmcarvalho)
Those settings are exactly what I have on Snow Leopard, and I just sent a message using them with no problems. Is that the only computer you can try it on? Other than the possibility of a temporary glitch at the server (this can happen and affect only certain regions) I don't have any other ideas.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 7:04 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)
And I am also still having the exact same problem. I have made a new (complex) password, and that password works fine via the web interface and the password allows me to receive mail via IMAP on all devices. I can receive mail on Snow Leopard, but I cannot send via SMTP, regardless of whether I use smtp.me.com, smtp.mail.me.com, or smpt.icloud.com, using SSL, etc., etc. I've tried every combination possible. If I try to create a new mail account for a me.com account, it fails. All of this had been working fine for years - no changes - and something just changed, but not on my end. Under the System Settings on 10.6.8, if I click on MobleMe (yup, it's still there), I continue to get the following, even after signing out/in/out/in:
Something is screwed up at Apple, and this is getting old.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to Rich Wagner)
Signing in to MobileMe is irrelevant - MobileMe is closed and the preference pane will do nothing.
The correct SMTP server for iCloud is smtp.mail.me.com and SSL is required. You could try working through this illustrated instruction page on setting up Mail for iCloud:
although it apparently hasn't worked for the OP (however it worked for me on Snow Leopard and earlier today I was able to send a test message without problems). This may not be the issue but you should be aware that you can't send using anything other than your iCloud address as the 'From' address - attempting that will bring up an error.