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What Are the iCloud SMTP Server Settings?

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is a set of protocols used for sending emails between servers. SMTP is an outgoing mail server whereas IMAP is known as incoming mail server. So what are the iCloud smtp server settings? The very first thing that you have to do is check whether the mail is changing imap.mail.me.com to old one mail.me.com & smtp.mail.me.com. iCloud SMTP server settings means the iCloud mail settings for email addresses such as @me.com, @mac.com, @icloud.com or @apple.com.


In iCloud mail setup choose IMAP instead of other choices like MobileMe or .mac as a type. On the field where it says “Description”, put a unique name or you can just use of existing email address.

Basic Information of iCloud SMTP server:

  • iCloud Mail SMTP Server Name : imap.mail.me.com
  • iCloud Mail SMTP Port : 587
  • iCloud Mail SSL/TLS Required : No
  • iCloud Mail SMTP Username : example@me.com
  • iCloud Mail SMTP Password : Your iCloud password
  • iCloud Mail SMTP STARTTLS required : Yes

Plus you have to upgrade your iCloud password in order to meet the new password standard i.e. 8 characters, including upper and lower cases, numbers and special characters. If you haven’t changed your password yet, then you will receive a server error message whenever you try to setup mail on your Mac.

Another reason why iCloud SMTP server settings important is, without this you cannot send mail in OS X Mail. You will receive alert message “This message could not be delivered and will remain in your Outbox until it can be delivered. The reason for the failure is : An error occurred while delivering this message via the smtp server : server name.”

  1. Choose Preferences from the Mail menu in OS X Mail.
  2. Click on Accounts.
  3. Select your iCloud Account from the list of accounts.
  4. Press iCloud Information tab.
  5. Choose your iCloud account from the Outgoing Mail Server i.e. SMTP pop-up menu.