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10.6: Setting up the free iCloud account in Mail
Authored by: grueni on Jul 02, '12 03:41:34PM

A friend, running 10.6.8 was stuck with his old me.com account after upgrading it to iCloud.
He wasn't able to RECEIVE messages due to the wrong (and grey = un-editable) server for incoming mail... he could SEND mail alright, and of course do both through the iCloud.com webpage.
Creating a new account with the same address is refused by the Mail app.
So we backed all mail up (the "users/**hisname**/library/mail/" folder), and deleted the old me.com account. Then we set it up again (really only entering the Apple ID and the password). The new account had exactly the same settings as before, but it works again... go figure...

All the mailboxes he had created to store various messages came back as well !



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10.6: Setting up the free iCloud account in Mail
Authored by: Poolart on Aug 28, '12 06:04:15AM

Thank you for this tip! It works like a charm also for me!



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