How to access iCloud email thru Gmail?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Imola Ghost, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    I see that I can retrieve and send POP email thru gmail but how to I use it for iCloud's imap email?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    What are you asking, exactly? You cannot use GMail to access your iCloud e-mail account unless you forward it to your GMail account. They are two separate mail services.
  3. Wordsmithmac macrumors member


    Oct 23, 2011
    you can forward your icloud email to your gmail.
  4. CXsjr, Jan 13, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012

    CXsjr macrumors regular


    Dec 6, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    Very strange. For well over 2 years until about late November, I had my gmail set to fetch my mac mail automatically and label it in gmail accordingly.

    I then noticed I hand't received any .mac mail in gmail for a few days and, when going into my gmail settings, saw it hadn't fetched mac mail for 8 days.

    When I tried to delete the account and re-add it, all I get is a message notifying me that 'there was a problem connecting to' ....

    I'm thinking, reading some of the stuff I've found when googling the answer to my problems that you can add POP accounts to gmail but .mac is IMAP (whatever that means) .... but how come it worked for ages then suddenly stopped?

    Forwarding from mac mail is all very well but sometimes the format of the messages changes and you get a '>' at the start of every line.

    I'm a tad frustrated at this backwards move - can anyone shed any light? :confused:

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