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Icloud Email Settings For Outlook Email Account 

You can access the iCloud email account on your computer using a web browser. If you want to use the email account using any one of the email clients, you need to know the server settings for the manual configuration. The incoming mail server and outgoing mail server settings of the iCloud email settings for Outlook email account are given here.

iCloud email settings for Outlook

Incoming Mail Server

  • Server name - imap.mail.me.com
  • Port - 993
  • SSL authentication - Required

Basic information

  • Username - your @icloud.com email address
  • Password - app-specific password

Outgoing Mail Server

  • Server name - smtp.mail.me.com
  • Port - 587
  • SSL authentication - Yes, required

The step-by-step instructions to configure the iCloud email settings for Outlook email client are mentioned below.

Step 1 - Generate your iCloud app-specific password

  • The app-specific password is a one-time password that you have to enter in the place of the iCloud email account password when you are setting the account in an email client.
  • Access the login page of the Apple account and enter your Apple ID and password in the appropriate fields.
  • Go to the App-Specific Password field under the Security section and click the Generate Password link.
  • Type the name of your email client and click the Create option in the dialog box.
  • Now, the app-specific password will be generated and will appear on the screen.
  • Instead of noting down the password, copy it to avoid any manual error.
  • Click Done and minimize the web browser.

Step 2 - iCloud email account set up on Outlook

  • Open the main interface of the Outlook email client.
  • Navigate to the File menu and click the Add Account option in the Account Information window.
  • For the manual email configuration, select the Manual setup or additional server types option and click Next to proceed the iCloud email settings for Outlook.
  • In the Choose Service window, click POP or IMAP -> Next.

User Information

Provide your name and iCloud email account’s email address in the Your Name and Email Address fields, respectively.

Server Information

  • Choose IMAP from the Account Type drop-down menu.
  • Enter ‘imap.mail.me.com’ and ‘smtp.mail.me.com’ in the Incoming mail server and Outgoing mail server (SMTP) fields, respectively.

Logon Information

  • Fill the User Name field and paste the app-specific password in the Password field.
  • Checkmark the box next to the Remember Password option.
  • Click More Settings for the incoming and outgoing port settings.

Outgoing Server

  • The following two options have to be selected.
  • My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
  • Use same settings as my incoming mail (IMAP) server

Advanced

  • Type 993 and 587 in the Incoming server (IMAP) and Outgoing server (SMTP) fields, respectively.
  • In the Incoming server field, choose SSL from the ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ drop-down menu, whereas you have to choose TLS in the outgoing server field.
  • Click OK -> Next -> Close -> Finish.
  • Now, you can access the iCloud email settings for Outlook email client.