iCloud "It just works.."

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by G.I. Joe, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    G.I. Joe

    Jan 3, 2008
    Hi guys,

    I'm sorry to say but iCloud has not been an "It just works" experience for me..

    I only have OSX Lion no IOS5 devices but so far:

    1. I haven't been able to send an email from mail in my mac without having an error saying something like "The server “p05-smtp.mail.me.com” cannot be contacted on the default ports.";

    2. None of my contacts are in iCloud;

    3. None of my calendar events are on iCloud;

    4. On iTunes store preferences there is no music combo box for automatic downloads so I'm guessing it won't work;

    5. I may even concede that I should have done some configurations but then again it is not an it just works thing. And if there is stuff to be done then I have not found enough/simple information on how to do it from Apple.

    I hope you guys are having an easy transition but bottom line, for me it is just not working as I guessed it should.

  2. macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2010
    Did you download the OS X.2 update? Also ensure your using the same @me or Apple ID's across the board.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    Same here

    Nothing is showing up on iCloud. Maybe the serveres are clogged with all the data coming today. Hopefully my calendar will be on icloud tomorrow :)
  4. macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2011
    I am having the exact same problem. Does anyone know how to be able to send messages from Mail app?
  5. C64
    macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2008
    Jeez, everyone is hammering the servers.. give it day or so :cool:
  6. macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    I can't even setup OR create an account. So this whole process has been very disappointing for me.
  7. macrumors 68020


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Go into iCloud Settings and make sure you are logged in and you have Sync setup for Mail and Notes, and any other item. When I first moved from MobileMe it took a few minutes. But I also need to make sure my iCloud Settings and Mail, Calendar and Contact Setting were setup correctly. I also removed my MobileMe Account from the Mail, Cal;endear and Contact Settings.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Having identical problems, hopefully they'll go away by tomorrow.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2008
    "Then why the **** doesn't it do that?" -Steve
  10. macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2010
    I'm having the exact same problem. I can send mail through the @me address from iCloud.com but for some reason can't through the Mail app. Every time I try it keeps saying "The server “p05-smtp.mail.me.com” cannot be contacted on the default ports."
  11. macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2008
    It seems like the p05-smtp.mail.me.com address cannot even be resolved, at least according to my ping. But, for example, p02-smtp.mail.me.com is resolved.

    myrmica:~ luca$ ping p05-smtp.mail.me.com
    ping: cannot resolve p05-smtp.mail.me.com: Unknown host
    myrmica:~ luca$ ping p02-smtp.mail.me.com
    PING p02-smtp.mail.me.com ( 56 data bytes

    Is there any way to change the default smtp server?
  12. macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2010
    Nothing worked yesterday but everything is fine now. I understand that their servers couldn't possibly handle all the data coming in. But shouldn't they have anticipated this and at least warn people ahead of time? If they expect significant delays (like a day), they should have a process bar or something to let people know that it is at least syncing. But instead they left people wondering and second guessing themselves. I myself spent quite some time trying to figure out if there's anything I missed. Ok, whining done.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2011
    Still the same problem here with "p06-smtp.mail.me.com" here!

    Anyone else?
  14. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    I can't convert my MobileMe account but seem to have created a new account which I don't want.

    :confused: <----- That's me!
  15. N-Y
    macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2009
    I've see those messages... i just deleted the email address i created off my iPad/iphone and macbook pro, ill re-add it maybe tonight or tomorrow, and hopefully everything will have settled in
  16. macrumors 68020


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    Still failing with p05-smtp.mail.me.com on my iPad. Tried everything, deleted iCloud acct, rebooted iPad, etc and nothing helps
  17. macrumors newbie

    Dec 22, 2008
    As suggested by somebody else on discussions.apple.com I was able to send emails from iOS only by configuringing another (existing) SMTP server (the one named p01). What is annoying is that there is apparently no way to select it as the primary server, so the iPhone/iPad will always waste some time trying to connect to p05 first.

    I guess we'll have to wait that the p05 server pops up (or that a bug fix is issued).
  18. macrumors 68020


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    Yep I agree. I added an SMTP server (smtp.me.com) and what's strange is it took 30 seconds to verify and it doesn't show up in the iCloud->Account->Mail->SMTP settings. Wonder if it changes the primary server in the settings?? Anyway its now working so I'll send feedback to Apple on this. Funny my iPhone @me/iCloud works just fine w/o the additional SMTP server. Bet Apple didn't plan for all of this!
  19. macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    I would guess their response would be (if Steve was responding back in the day) "If the user has to see a process bar - then you've failed. The syncing should be invisible to the user and just work." ;)
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    Same error, "The server “p05-smtp.mail.me.com”. I cannot send email from my iPhone (mail).

    No idea how to fix it. Any suggestion? Or have to wait to be fixed?

  21. macrumors 68020


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    I'll post this again....

    I added an SMTP server (smtp.me.com) iCloud->Account->Mail->SMTP settings. Enter your @me.com address and password. You won't see it in the server list when done, but it works for now.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    Yes, it works! :)

    But I don't see it in the list server. How can I delete this SMTP server?

  23. macrumors 68020


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    Me thinks it over-writes the Apple SMTP server in the settings - that's why you don't see it listed. Why would you want to remove it? Its working.
  24. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 8, 2008
    I thing removing it is a good idea when this problem is fixed, no? It is better working in the default way.
  25. macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2010
    same here on my mail on lion.

    I added another smtp as suggested to iPhone and it sends thought it but cannot be set as default in the settings of icloud

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