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Setting up iCloud, .Me or .Mac Accounts

When your Apple ID is protected with two-step verification, you'll need to use an app-specific password to sign in to your email account.

1) Turn On Two Factor Authentication:

  • Navigate to Apple menu > System Preferences > iCloud.
  • Sign in if necessary, then click Account Details.
  • Click Security.
  • Click Turn On Two-Factor Authentication.

2) Generate an App-Specific Password for Postbox:

  • Sign in to your Apple ID account page.
  • Under the App-Specific Passwords section, click Generate Password.
  • Enter a label, such as "Postbox".
  • Copy the password that is provided, you'll need it later!

3) Use the New Password within Postbox

  • In Postbox, go to Preferences > Privacy > Saved Passwords. Select the incoming and outgoing servers for your iCloud account, then click the Remove button.
  • Restart Postbox.
  • Enter your new Apple App-Specific Passwords when prompted, for both incoming and outgoing servers (you'll need to perform a "send" action to trigger the password prompt for the outgoing server).

For more information, please see Using App-Specific Passwords, or visit Apple Support.

 

Incoming Settings

  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Server Name: imap.mail.me.com
  • Port: 993
  • User Name: (for example, emilyparker, not emilyparker@icloud.com)
  • Connection Security: SSL/TLS (if you see an error message when using SSL/TLS, try using STARTTLS instead)
  • Authentication: Password

Outgoing Server Settings

  • Server Name: smtp.mail.me.com
  • Port: 587
  • Connection Security: SSL/TLS (if you see an error message when using SSL/TLS, try using STARTTLS instead)
  • Authentication: Password

 

If you cannot connect, please be sure to check Apple's System status here:

http://www.apple.com/support/icloud/systemstatus/