iCloud Outgoing Mail Server

In order to access an iCloud email on any email client application, the most important thing needed is the IMAP and the SMTP server settings. You should know about IMAP and SMTP before proceeding further.

iCloud outgoing mail server

Usually, the email clients make use of protocols to send and receive emails. To receive an email from the mail server, the email clients make use of the IMAP or the POP protocols, whereas SMTP is the protocol used to send emails from an email account. This is the same for your iCloud email account as well.

Further, if you choose POP as your incoming mail server in your email client, then you won’t be able to access your email account from any other device. On the other hand, if IMAP is chosen as the incoming mail server, then you can configure your account on multiple email clients and access it.

Now, let’s look into the Incoming and Outgoing mail server details for your iCloud email account.

The Incoming email settings (IMAP) for iCloud email are as follows:

  1. Server name: imap.mail.me.com
  2. SSL Encryption required: Yes
  3. SMTP Port Number: 993
  4. SMTP authentication required: Yes
  5. Username: You have to make sure you have entered your iCloud email address without a spelling error; the email address should also include the domain, @icloud.com. Example: example@icloud.com
  6. Password: You should use the password you use to access your iCloud email account.

The Outgoing email settings (SMTP) for iCloud email are as follows:

  • Server name: smtp.mail.me.com
  • SSL Encryption required: Yes
  • SMTP Port Number: 587
  • SMTP authentication required: Yes
  • Username: You have to make sure you have entered your iCloud email address without a spelling error; the email address should also include the domain name, @icloud.com. Example: example@icloud.com
  • Password: You should use your iCloud email account password.