Mail for Windows 8.1 - How to Add an iCloud Email Account

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If you own an iOS device (iPhone, iPod or iPad) or Mac, then it is most likely that you own a iCloud email address. This email address is created when you first sign-in to iCloud with your Apple ID.

Your iCloud email account can easily be accessed when you are on a Mac or an iOS device, but that's another story for Windows PC users. This procedure explains how configure an iCloud email account to the Mail app of Windows 8.1:


Open Mail app, press the Windows key + C to open the Charms bar. Click on Accounts > Add an account > Others and select IMAP:


Enter your iCloud email address (username@me.com, username@icloud.com,...) and password. Click on Connect and fill in the following information:

Usernameusername@me.com
Incoming IMAP email serverimap.mail.me.com - Port: 993
Outgoing SMTP email server smtp.mail.me.com - Port: 587


Click on Connect to finalize the operation.
Jean-François Pillou

Jean-François Pillou - Founder of CCM
Better known as Jeff, Jean-François Pillou is the founder of CommentCaMarche.net. He is also CEO of CCM Benchmark and digital director at the Figaro Group.

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