Get iCloud Mail working on your Mac

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  1. Use Apple Mail to access your iCloud Mail account
  2. Launch iCloud
  3. Enable iCloud Mail Service on MacOS
  4. Enable iCloud Mail Service in earlier versions of OS X
  5. Add your iCloud Mail account to the Apple Mail app in earlier versions of OS X
  6. Test with iCloud email from the web

Use Apple Mail to access your iCloud Mail account

iCloud, Apple’s cloud storage and syncing solution, includes a free online email account that you can access from any Mac, Windows, or iOS device via the iCloud website via a browser or the Mail app.

Launch iCloud

If you haven’t already, you’ll need to set up iCloud services. You can find detailed instructions for setting up iCloud at Set up an iCloud account on your Mac

Enable iCloud Mail Service on MacOS

  1. Select System settings from the Apple menu or the Dock.

  2. In the list of preferences that opens, select iCloud . (If you haven’t activated your iCloud account yet, the iCloud settings panel will ask for your Apple ID and password. Enter your details and click Enter .)

  3. Check the box next to at least By mail , Contacts , Calendars , Memories , Comments: and safari .

  4. Exit the iCloud settings screen and save your changes by clicking the back arrow at the top of the screen.

  5. Verify that an iCloud Mail account has been created for you by launching and selecting Apple Mail: Settings on the menu Mail . Once you open your email settings, click the icon bills . You will see the details of your iCloud Mail account.

know for sure Enable this account marked and that Status indicates that the account is online. Additional optional settings for the account are on the Mailbox Behavior and Server Settings tabs.

This is it. You are all set to use iCloud Mail with the Apple Mail app.

Enable iCloud Mail Service in earlier versions of OS X

The process is similar in previous versions of the Mac operating system, although there are minor differences depending on the version of OS X. This process is typical:

  1. walk System settings by clicking the Dock icon or choosing System Preferences from the Apple menu and iCloud .

  2. iCloud Mail is part of the iCloud Mail & Notes service. Check the box next to Mail & Notes to enable iCloud Mail.

  3. If this is your first time using iCloud Mail & Notes, you will be prompted to create an email account. All iCloud email accounts end with @me or @icloud.com. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an iCloud email account.

  4. After completing your email setup, exit the iCloud settings panel. Do not use the “Exit” button to exit; just click the back button in the top left corner of the iCloud settings panel to display all available system settings.

Add your iCloud Mail account to the Apple Mail app in earlier versions of OS X

While you can access your iCloud Mail account from any browser, it’s more convenient to link it to the Apple Mail app. If your iCloud account isn’t available in the Mail for Mac app, you’ll need to add it manually. Here’s how:

  1. Close Apple Mail if it is open.

  2. Open System settings from the Apple menu and click online accounts .

  3. The Internet Accounts preference pane in the left pane displays an up-to-date list of email, messages, and other Internet accounts used on your Mac. Click + bottom of the list and select iCloud of the available email accounts on the right side of the screen.

  4. Enter the Apple ID and password you previously used to set up iCloud. The iCloud account will be added to the left pane of the accounts currently active on your Mac.

  5. Click on account iCloud in the left pane and make sure you Mail , Contacts and notes all marked for them.

  6. Close System Preferences by clicking red circle in the top left corner of the Internet Accounts screen.

  7. Launch Apple Mail. Look for iCloud in the Inbox section of Mail. You may need to click on the disclosure triangle inbox to expand and view the inbox.

Test with iCloud email from the web

  1. Check your iCloud Mail account to make sure everything is working properly. The easiest way to do this is to access the iCloud email system by following the link iCloud.com in the browser.

  2. Enter your Apple ID and password.

  3. Click the Email icon.

  4. Send a test message from iCloud.com to one of your other email accounts.

  5. Wait a few minutes and then check Apple Mail to see if the test message went through. Then delete the comment and check the results in the iCloud mail system.

That’s all it takes to set up the Apple Mail app to access your iCloud email account.

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