.Mac (iCloud) mail CC/BCC didn't come back to me... Was it sent?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by netdog, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    I sent an email with a 2.5MB photo out to two recipients and BCC'd myself from my phone. The email showed up in my sent mail at iCloud but not in my inbox. Sent it again from my computer, and the same results. Shows up in sent mail, but not in my inbox, nor in my junk box.

    Can I be sure the email got to its recipients? They won't be able to reach me, but I don't know what I else I can do as I sent it three times.

    Anyone else having troubles like this at iCloud? With .Mac email addresses?

    FWIW, I sent an email to myself and it did come back and show up in email box.
  2. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    Even if the Bcc came back to you there's no guarantee that the mail server of your recipient has accepted the mail.

    Most mailers send out an error message to the sender if the message is over its size limit.

    Upload the attachment to a dropbox or similar. Mail attachments are at least 1.5 times as big because they are uuencoded into the mail body.

    PS: Did you Bcc the address you are sending from?
    I never tried but Apple might be smart and notice that the sender and bcc is identical...
  3. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    This could be complete bunk so I recommend a little research before taking my word for it. :) I seem to remember back when iCloud first came out that .mac accounts were "deactivated" so that they could no longer send, but they could still receive mail.

    A simple test would be to send a .mac e-mail without an attachment to another address, and also do the same test in reverse (send an e-mail to you .mac address from that other address). Since I've never had a .mac address I can't try and post my results. :D

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