Set Up an iCloud Email Account on Microsoft Outlook

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Just like any other email account, you can set up an iCloud email account on Microsoft Outlook. Using the right configuration and settings, you can now start sending and receiving email messages from your iCloud email account on Microsoft Outlook. If you were able to create a free iCloud email account and you want to configure your iCloud email into Microsoft Outlook, then this tutorial is for you.

Set Up an iCloud Email Account on Microsoft Outlook

To start using your iCloud email on Microsoft Outlook, you need to follow these procedures and configurations:

1.Open the Microsoft Outlook program on your computer. Microsoft Outlook Icon
2.Once Outlook is opened, tap on the File menu.Microsoft Outlook - File
3.From the File menu, click on Add Account.Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account
4.On the Add Account wizard, click on the tick button for Manual setup or additional server types. Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup
5.Choose the Pop or IMAP service.Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - pop or imap
6.Enter your Name and your iCloud email address.Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - Name and account
7.In the Account Type, choose IMAP.Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - Account type IMAP
8.In the Incoming mail server, input: imap.mail.me.comMicrosoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - inbound IMAP
9.In the Outgoing mail server, input: smtp.mail.me.comMicrosoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - outbout SMTP
10.In the Logon Information, input your iCloud username and password. You do not need to put the suffix, @icloud.com on your username. However, if there is an error encountered, try to put your full email address and see if it fixes the problem.Microsoft Outlook - username and pass
11.Put a check mark on Remember password and Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA).Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - in out tick boxes
12.Click on More Settings.Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - more
13.On the General tab, input the name of your account. You can choose any name that you want as this tab does not affect the connection in any way.Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - more - general
14.On the Outgoing Server tab, put a check mark on My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication. Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - more - outgoing SMTP
15.Still on the Outgoing Server tab, click on the tick mark for Use same settings as my incoming mail server. Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - more - use same settings
16.On the Advanced tab, enter 993 on Incoming server (IMAP) then choose an SSL connection from the drop-down box.Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - more - Advance - incoming
17.Still on the Advanced tab, enter 587 on Outgoing server (SMTP) then choose Auto connection from the drop-down box. Leave every other options as they are.Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - more - Advance - outgoing
18.Click on OK when you are done. Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - more - OK
19.Tap on Next to test the settings and configurations.Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - NEXT
20.The test will show a completed incoming and outgoing test. Tap on Close.Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - Test complete
21.You are all set. Tap on the Finish button.Microsoft Outlook - File - Add Account - manual setup - Finish
22.Your iCloud account will now be visible on Outlook. Microsoft Outlook - icloud on outlook
23.You can send a test email message to ensure that your email is working.Microsoft Outlook - send a test mail

The procedure may seem lengthy because all areas are covered. If you have problems with any of the procedures above, let us know in the comments section so that we can help you.

 

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