Thanks a ton. We'll wait in silent vigil (except for the silent part).I've been working with a MobileMe/iCloud tech on this issue for the last two days. I'll report when it's finally solved.
A very brief remission earlier today - pushed Friday's mail to my iphone (but not Mac) but normal offline/dysfunctional service now resumedFor the last 18 hours, all MobileMe email will not push to either my Mac or iPhone. On both, get similar warning/error message regarding incoming server not responding. VERY frustrating.
Is there definitely a server issue at Apple's end?
I'd rather see that Apple fixes its LDAP-servers. LDAP isn't rocket magic, OpenLDAP is robust enough, and failover/loadbalancing isn't that hard once you know what you are doing.As of today, I changed some settings, and so far it's working.
Where does Apple use LDAP servers, and what's wrong with them? This is about the email not working properly because it continually asks for passwords.I'd rather see that Apple fixes its LDAP-servers. LDAP isn't rocket magic, OpenLDAP is robust enough, and failover/loadbalancing isn't that hard once you know what you are doing.
I do assume that the 'eat your own dogfood'-philosophy applies at Apple, and thus that they are running postfix/dovecot/LDAP on OS X.
I just want to report that this fix is still working perfectly.... I've also reported it to the tech I had helping me out, and he's passing my info along to the engineering team to see where they went wrong.So, the support guy thought he got it fixed with a few password changes and such, but alas, that ended up not working for good.
As of today, I changed some settings, and so far it's working. This applies to both iOS and OS X.
First, turn off Mail and Notes in iCloud preferences.
Then, in Mail, add an account using your full @me.com address as username, your password, and the IMAP server "imap.mail.me.com". The SMTP server is "smtp.mail.me.com", and uses authentication.
In Mail.app, hold "Option" when you click "Continue" after entering your email address and password to prevent Mail from automatically adding an iCloud account.
Now, you're essentially using iCloud email separate from the rest of iCloud, and so far with this setup, I have not had any issues.
For more information on the server settings, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4864.