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Old Oct 12, 2011, 08:32 PM   #1
aussie89
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iCloud and Outlook for Mac 2011

Hi Guys,

Has anyone been able to set up their iCloud email address with Outlook for Mac 2011?

I keep getting an authentication error. I've looked through everything I can and as far as I can tell my settings are all correct.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 09:09 PM   #2
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Just got it working this morning. The servers were overloaded yesterday so it wasn't working for me either and that may have been your problem too, try it again today and check.
Here are my settings anyway:

Username: your @me.com address username (email address without the @me.com on the end)
Password: Apple ID Password

Incoming server: imap.mail.me.com
NOT checked: Override default port
CHECK: Use SSL to connect
NOT checked: Always use secure password

Outcoing server: smtp.mail.me.com : 587
CHECK: Overide Default Port (will allow you to change to 587 above)
CHECK: Use SSL to connect


This is what worked for me in the end.
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 03:21 AM   #3
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Works!

Thanks.

My problem was I assumed that username for my account is my appleID. It is not.

It's like you write the mailaddress, without @me.com.
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 12:50 PM   #4
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Awesome !! This was constantly requesting for a password but after altering settings as you wrote my email now works !! TY

Quote:
Originally Posted by kwissylawrencek View Post
Just got it working this morning. The servers were overloaded yesterday so it wasn't working for me either and that may have been your problem too, try it again today and check.
Here are my settings anyway:

Username: your @me.com address username (email address without the @me.com on the end)
Password: Apple ID Password

Incoming server: imap.mail.me.com
NOT checked: Override default port
CHECK: Use SSL to connect
NOT checked: Always use secure password

Outcoing server: smtp.mail.me.com : 587
CHECK: Overide Default Port (will allow you to change to 587 above)
CHECK: Use SSL to connect


This is what worked for me in the end.
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Old Nov 7, 2011, 05:15 PM   #5
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outlook mac 2011, mail settings for iCloud

These are my outlook mac 2011 for iCloud mail settings:
User name: <your email name>@me.com
Password: <your icould password>
incoming server: imap.mail.me.com
Port:993
Use SSL: <ticked>
outgoing server: smtp.mail.me.com
Port: 587
override default port: <ticked>
Use SSL: <ticked>
More options, Authentication: Use incoming server info

And it works fine.
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 02:20 PM   #6
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iCloud and Outlook for Mac 2011

I've been chasing my tail - or rather Outlook's tail - all week long.

I've used all the settings recommended, but Outlook keeps giving me error messages that "Authentication failed because Outlook doesn't support any of the available authentication methods." Meaning SSL I guess.

If I uncheck SSL, then I get the error message that "Outlook cannot connect to the server. Verify that your computer is connected to the network."

Very "Catch 22!"

Anyone else seeing this, and if so, how did you get around it?

Thanks.

Ah Ha - I overlooked NOT checking Always use secure password. Unchecked and Outlook seems to working fine.

Last edited by llatker; Nov 11, 2011 at 02:32 PM. Reason: Fixed problem
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Old Dec 8, 2011, 01:26 PM   #7
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In the end, simply changing the iCloud password did the trick.

I kept getting authentication errors for my .mac iCloud account in Oulook 2011 on my iMac i7 for the past few weeks (since late November 2011). However, Outlook 2011 on my MacBook Air worked perfectly, even though all the Outlook settings were exactly the same on both computers.

I tried all the settings in this discussion group and many others, including Apple's official settings (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4864). I even called Microsoft Support, and they said I had to call Apple, since they were the source of the problem.

What worked for me was simply changing my password for iCloud. My password was iCloud compliant to begin with, but changing it allowed Outlook 2011 to work with my iCloud account on my iMac. I saw this suggestion from someone who said his iCloud password was not compliant with Apple's requirements.

Hopefully this will help others still experiencing problems with their iCloud accounts and Outlook 2011.
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Old Jan 9, 2012, 06:10 AM   #8
MushiD
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iCloud & Outlook 2011 for Mac

Hi Guys

Thanks kwissylawrencek. followed your settings and a months worth of pain disappeared.

You Rock!
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 02:27 PM   #9
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Outlook 2007 setup for me.com mail

Both posts from kwissylawrencek and cmartinez helped.

For 2007 users, see the three attached screenshots for settings

As cmartinez suggested, I HAD TO CHANGE my iCloud password... remember to login to iCloud with your APPLE ID and password to change this. Update the password in Outlook once you've done that and walla.
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 11:53 AM   #10
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Thank you, thank you, thank you

The instructions from kwissylawrencek worked for my iMac. Took less than a minute to fix what I thought was a complicated problem that meant bringing the desktop to an Apple store for diagnosis. Thanks for saving me the trip and headache!
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 04:39 PM   #11
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I have been successful with sending/receiving mail using Outlook for Mac 2011.

BUT, I don not receive mail unless I click send/receive. Anyone else have that problem. Ideas for a fix?
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Old Feb 15, 2012, 08:10 AM   #12
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I have been successful with sending/receiving mail using Outlook for Mac 2011.

BUT, I don not receive mail unless I click send/receive. Anyone else have that problem. Ideas for a fix?
I am having the same problem, with no idea how to fix it.
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 05:47 PM   #13
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What FINALLY did it for me was opening the Mail app and using those settings.
The difference was that the incoming mail server is p04-imap.mail.me.com.
Hope that helps.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 08:25 PM   #14
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Thank you Kwissylawarencek, your the best!!!!

I don't know how long I spent on this issue but it took me a long time before I finally googled it and got someone who took the time to write up step by step instructions! Thank you so much!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by kwissylawrencek View Post
Just got it working this morning. The servers were overloaded yesterday so it wasn't working for me either and that may have been your problem too, try it again today and check.
Here are my settings anyway:

Username: your @me.com address username (email address without the @me.com on the end)
Password: Apple ID Password

Incoming server: imap.mail.me.com
NOT checked: Override default port
CHECK: Use SSL to connect
NOT checked: Always use secure password

Outcoing server: smtp.mail.me.com : 587
CHECK: Overide Default Port (will allow you to change to 587 above)
CHECK: Use SSL to connect


This is what worked for me in the end.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 11:41 AM   #15
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Outlook for Mac 2011 and iCloud

After spending many hours on the phone with both Apple AND Microsoft tech support, trying to set up my iCloud email in Outlook, I went to the Apple Store on Fifth Ave. The Apple genius with whom I worked there confirmed that iCloud accounts are NOT compatible with Outlook for Mac 2011 and CANNOT be set up in Outlook. I wish Apple had stated this at the outset -- I could have saved hours of wasted time on the phone. So if you are trying to set up your iCloud email in Outlook, you are wasting your time! It cannot be done.
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Old Mar 21, 2012, 12:17 AM   #16
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iCloud and Outlook 2011 for Mac

Thanks Kwissylawarencek, just awesome!!!!

My iCloud account worked fine with Outlook 2011. 2 days ago I couldn't download my mails due "authorization problems". After several attemps I googled it and found the step by step instructions from Kwissylawarencek ... and worked just perfect!!!

The main problem was in my Outlook settings:

- Incoming server: the "imap" was missing
- Outgoing server: the "mail" was missing

After adding those missing parts, everything worked fine again!



Quote:
Originally Posted by kwissylawrencek View Post
Just got it working this morning. The servers were overloaded yesterday so it wasn't working for me either and that may have been your problem too, try it again today and check.
Here are my settings anyway:

Username: your @me.com address username (email address without the @me.com on the end)
Password: Apple ID Password

Incoming server: imap.mail.me.com
NOT checked: Override default port
CHECK: Use SSL to connect
NOT checked: Always use secure password

Outcoing server: smtp.mail.me.com : 587
CHECK: Overide Default Port (will allow you to change to 587 above)
CHECK: Use SSL to connect


This is what worked for me in the end.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 08:22 AM   #17
RayD
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Just got around to putting the me.com mail into Outlook. My Outlook 2011 database crashes constantly and I never got the warm fuzzy from the product.

That being said i downloaded MS Office 2011 Mac SP2 and installed that today. I guess we'll try and see if OL lives more than a week or two.

Anyway thanks Kwissy for sharing your setup. Worked the first try!

Have a great weekend all!!
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Old May 3, 2012, 01:00 PM   #18
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Issue with iCloud ME email and Outlook 2011

I had the same troubles with verification warnings too. I had just switched to the cloud and my me.com email was acting up. I read this forum and as I went to change the password in iCloud, it said if I change there- I have to change all passwords that replace to Apple as the me.com email was an Apple ID. I have been using a @yahoo.com email as my Apple ID. I set up an iTunes login with my me.com email and then my Outlook started working. I would offer- make sure your me.com email on Outlook is the same as iCloud and iTunes.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 01:20 PM   #19
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Try Again...

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After spending many hours on the phone with both Apple AND Microsoft tech support, trying to set up my iCloud email in Outlook, I went to the Apple Store on Fifth Ave. The Apple genius with whom I worked there confirmed that iCloud accounts are NOT compatible with Outlook for Mac 2011 and CANNOT be set up in Outlook. I wish Apple had stated this at the outset -- I could have saved hours of wasted time on the phone. So if you are trying to set up your iCloud email in Outlook, you are wasting your time! It cannot be done.
Looks Like the "Genius" at the Apple Store needs to go back to school...iCloud certainly can be setup with Outlook for Mac 2011..
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 02:29 PM   #20
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all you guys should delete any entries in keychain related to the account and Outlook
has helped me everytime.. and by that I mean everytime either osx or outlook has been updated
for me iCloud works perfectly, and Ive got a few aliases
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 11:17 PM   #21
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Looks Like the "Genius" at the Apple Store needs to go back to school...iCloud certainly can be setup with Outlook for Mac 2011..
+1 on the above quote. I've been using Outlook 2011 Mac on my Lion systems for months and months. No issues, works flawlessly and Outlook obeys and leaves the messages out on the iCloud server for web retrieval when necessary.

I have found that any version above the original has caused database crashes for me. That doesn't mean it will happen to you. YMMV but once I put SP1 or SP2 on Outlook the database corrupts every time. Went back to SP0 and works terrific. And it doesn't forget my passwords like the Mail.app does.

Rock on everyone!
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 07:02 AM   #22
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This works for me... been using it for months no problem.

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Old May 19, 2014, 06:36 PM   #23
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Thanks.

My problem was I assumed that username for my account is my appleID. It is not.

It's like you write the mailaddress, without @me.com.
MacFerrari I think i love you. I have been on this for DAYS and you just solved it!
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