Email program for iCloud/Linux?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by nope7308, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. nope7308 macrumors 65816

    nope7308

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    Can anyone recommend an email client that's compatible with iCloud and Linux? I just discovered that Thunderbird doesn't support iCloud (I'm on Ubuntu 13.10).

    I need to keep the iCloud account for push notifications to my iPhone. The mail app doesn't support push notifications for Gmail, and I'm not interested in using Google's alternative.

    I feel like I'm stuck in limbo owning both a PC and an iPhone; nothing wants to play nice with anything!
     
  2. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Thunderbird works fine with iCloud email. You just have to enter the server configuration manually, since the setup wizard doesn't know about iCloud. You can find the required information here:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4864
     
  3. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816

    nope7308

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    No, it doesn't.

    I did manually configure the server settings, and while you can send/receive email, the IMAP folders are just all over the place. If I delete an email message, it doesn't move to the appropriate folder in iCloud - it just disappears.
     
  4. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Yes it does. I'm using it right now.
    You can configure the Trash folder in Thunderbird's server settings. You can also configure the folders for copies of sent messages and drafts.
     
  5. mgrad92 macrumors newbie

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    Attempting to configure some of the "root" iCloud folders in Thunderbird just doesn't seem to work. For me it's the "Sent" folder -- I can navigate to it and choose it in Thunderbird (Tools -> Account Settings -> Copies & Folders), but sending any message returns a "Couldn't save to Sent folder" error message. Trying to view what messages are in that Sent folder also returns an error message telling me the folder is "nonexistent."

    (I'm running Thunderbird 24.1.0 on a Windows XP machine.)
     

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