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chenks

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need to set up my icloud email on android device (nexus 4).
i've googled a few places that give instructions but none seem so to work.

configuring it as IMAP, but does anyone have a known working set of instructions?
 

parapup

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Ah - Nexus devices always have problems with automatic email setup - on my Samsung Note 2 - I just had to enter my iCloud email and password - it figured out the rest! Anyway here are the settings -

Username - you@me.com
IMAP Server (Incoming) : mail.me.com
Security Type : SSL
Port : 993

Outgoing
SMTP Server : smtp.me.com
Security Type: TLS
Port : 587
If these settings don't work for you - Google messed up, open a bug report and watch them do nothing. (Google stock mail really sucks for third party stuff.)
 

chenks

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Ah - Nexus devices always have problems with automatic email setup - on my Samsung Note 2 - I just had to enter my iCloud email and password - it figured out the rest! Anyway here are the settings -


If these settings don't work for you - Google messed up, open a bug report and watch them do nothing. (Google stock mail really sucks for third party stuff.)

Can't safely connect to server.
(Certificate hostname not useable for server : mail.me.com)

my desktop client (mail.app) uses "p04-imap.mail.me.com" as the incoming mail server.
 

parapup

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Can't safely connect to server.
(Certificate hostname not useable for server : mail.me.com)

You might need to accept all certificates unfortunately - I hate to do it as it is a security risk but like I said - mail setup sucks on stock.
 

chenks

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You might need to accept all certificates unfortunately - I hate to do it as it is a security risk but like I said - mail setup sucks on stock.

it didn't ask me to accept any, that's the error i got when i clicked next after entering the incoming settings.
 

parapup

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it didn't ask me to accept any, that's the error i got when i clicked next after entering the incoming settings.

I don't have a stock Nexus device to confirm but if I remember correctly - it is a checkbox that you have to check after going to manual setup.

Edit : Like this
settings.jpg
 

chenks

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this is the error i get when trying to confirm the outgoing SMTP settings (incoming settings are accepted)

Screenshot_2013-05-28-10-00-12.png
 

chenks

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yes tried both SSL and SSL/TLS
apparently someone has it working using START/TLS rather than SSL.
 

s.horsfield

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yes tried both SSL and SSL/TLS
apparently someone has it working using START/TLS rather than SSL.

Same issues I'm getting on my Android phone (running 2.2 Huawei skinned Android, I'm waiting for the 5S). I had a Nexus 4 for 4 months or so (before selling it, waiting for 5S as I said). If I recall correctly Apple's iCloud server settings were broken then (when I initially bought the Nexus 4). After searching around I found a thread that fixed my issues (a couple of slight settings changes basically). A few months down the road my outgoing mail stopped working, however the mail was already setup so I could at least receive, at a guess I would assume this was when the SSL handshake errors started happening. I can't find a fix anywhere for these issues

EDIT: Since using "TSL: Accept all certificates" things are working fine!
 
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