Please do not get confused with the iCloud account and iCloud email address. You need to create a new iCloud email address to be able to use iCloud mail service and be able to send and receive e-mail messages. Your iCloud account and address is only for the service of iCloud i.e. to create backup, use iTunes, use all the iCloud services. If your iCloud account is for example firstname.lastname@example.org, then your iCloud email address must end with @icloud.com.
If you are using your iCloud account from PC and then you are trying to use iCloud Mail without knowing that you need to first turn on Mail in your iCloud settings and create your own iCloud email address, then you will see the message which is shown below.
Create iCloud Email Address
In order to do that, first of all go to the Settings menu with gear icon.
Then go to iCloud. Turn on Mail option.
From the pop-up box, tap on Create button.
Now choose a unique username for your new iCloud email address. Please remember that you cannot change your iCloud email address after creating it. So choose wisely. Then tap Next.
Confirm your new email address by tapping Done button.
That’s it! You have successfully created your new iCloud email address. You can now go to Mail. Start composing e-mail message and receive emails. Your friends will receive email from email@example.com you send them an e-mail.
After you have successfully created an iCloud email address and turn on Mail option from iCloud Setting from your Apple device, you can go to Mail option from your PC and see the iCloud mail interface just like any other webmail service such as Gmail, Outlook, etc.
Any iCloud users can now log in to iCloud mail and use it send, receive e-mail messages. If you have any questions and queries regarding iCloud mail, how to use it , then please refer to other related articles from our website or post questions in the comment section.
How do you check iCloud email in your iCloud email address? You can read/check iCloud Mails on your Mac or Windows browser with internet connection. There are certain recommended web-browsers that can be used. On Mac, Safari 6 or later, Mozilla Firefox 22 or later or Google Chrome 28 or later are recommended. On your Personal computer, IE 9 or later, Firefox 22 or later and Google Chrome 28 or later are recommended.
You do not have to worry much because iCloud Mail checks if there are any new messages and puts them in your inbox if there is any. iCloud Mail option must be turned on if you want iCloud email to appear on your Apple devices. For setting up iCloud Mail, go to this direct link : http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2621?viewlocale=en_US.
Check iCloud Email on Browser
First of all, go to ‘iCloud Email’, click on Inbox button.
To read or check iCloud Email message, select the message in your message list.
Double-click on the message list in order to open email in a new window.
Reading and checking messages in your iCloud email is not only feature. You can even change the whole appearance of that. For changing email’s window appearance, click on the ‘Switch View’ button that you see at the top of the message list. You can choose between:
Compact i.e. 2-column
Widescreen i.e. 3-column
To make checking and reading email easier, there is a labeling feature available for the users.
Paper Clip – A message with attachment file.
Curved Arrow – A message that you replied to or forwarded or both.
Dot – A unread message.
Flag – A flagged message. Select the message that you want to flag. Click on Flag button in the iCloud Mail Toolbar.
Star – A message sent by VIP.
Junk – A message marked as junk or spam.
Other features of iCloud Email includes:
Email Access for anywhere you want.
You can let everyone know if you are on vacation or a break. Click on the gear button on the topmost right corner of iCloud Mail page. Choose Preferences and then click on ‘Vacation‘ icon. Check ‘Automatically reply to messages when they are received.Hit Done button.