iCloud Email on Windows 10 Mail App is easily set up. Microsoft announced Windows 10 Technical preview on Blogging Windows on September, 30, 2014. I’ve already installed Windows 10 Technical Preview on a virtual machine using VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro 13” retina /End 2013). The Setting up of iCloud email on Windows 10 is similar to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but also not that simple, especially, because certain support documents of Apple or Microsoft are not correct in all details. Choosing the correct SSL-settings is very important to get iCloud email on Windows 10 Mail App running.
The set up steps are the following:
- In the Mail App, go to ‘Settings’, ‘Account’, ‘Add an account’, ‘Other account’ and choose ‘IMAP’ for setting up iCloud email and click on ‘Connect’.
- Fill in your iCloud email address and your iCloud email password (see ‘note’ below for 2-step verification!) and click on ‘Show more details’.
- The following settings should now be additionally filled in:
- Username = …@me.com (your iCloud email address)
- imap.mail.me.com, SSL = on, Port = 993
- smtp.mail.me.com, SSL = off, Port = 587
- Outgoing server requires authentication = yes
- Use the same username and password to send and receive email = yes
After clicking on ‘Connect’ iCloud email on Windows 10 email app should work now.
- If you activated 2-step verification for your Apple ID, you must generate an app-specific password (looks like “dfgs-tghx-rggb-dsaa”, but fill in without dashes “-“!) for Windows 10 Mail app and use this one instead of your iCloud email password!
- If you have already generated an app-specific password for Windows 8 Mail App, you can use this als for Windows 10 Mail App!
- It is very important to switch on SSL for IMAP and off SSL for SMTP!
iCloud Email on Windows 10 Mail App is easily set up, if SSL is switch off for the SMTP settings and port 587 is selected, similar to Windows 8 and 8.1.
Stay tuned! 😉