me.com mail on Android Email app

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by brucesmacbook, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. brucesmacbook macrumors newbie

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    I've had this working fine for over a month since I made the switch to a Moto X from an iphone 4s.

    This afternoon, it's now telling me it can't log in to the @me.com account. The account still logs in on my macbook, so I'm thinking Apple likely changed something on the authentication side so their accounts won't play nice with Android phones.

    I've seen people get this to work with various different settings, but what *was* working for me was this:

    incoming:
    imap.mail.me.com
    port 993
    SSL/TLS (Accept All)

    outgoing:
    smtp.me.com
    port 587
    STARTTLS (Accept All)
    Require Signin checked

    Anyone have any new info on changes to Apple's requirements? I'm likely just going to kick this account to the curb as it's not worth the trouble and I use gmail for pretty much anything of value, but maybe this info will help someone else...
     
  2. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

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    I still have mine currently working on K9 on my Nexus 5. What email client do you use?
     
  3. brucesmacbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Stock Android email application.I tried re-adding the account and it failed the same way.
     
  4. db6 macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Having exactly the same issue. All of a sudden it won't log in on my Nexus 4 - been fine for 6+ months prior to this.

    Tried setting up on alternate email client with the same result. Called Apple support who said they can't help as my login is fine and works on my iMac, iPad and they don't support non Apple products.
     
  5. lawrence.b macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Try these settings.
    Incoming

    mail.mac.com

    Security SSL
    Server 993


    Outgoing

    smtp.mac.com

    Security Starttls

    Port 587



    I am using these settings with AquaMail and it works perfect with three mac email accounts.
     
  6. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

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    If you can't get it working with the settings posted above, maybe try a new email client. If it still won't connect, then it is an Apple problem. If it works, then it is either a problem with your settings or the stock email client.
     
  7. db6 macrumors newbie

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    Tried all variations including above on both standard email app and Aquamail and no joy. Seems to be a common new problem see this thread :

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/24591397#24591397
     
  8. brucesmacbook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just tried re-adding the account and it worked with just entering the username and password...the automatic setup worked, which *never* worked before. So something was definitely broken at Apple, and not only is it fixed...but it's actually better than it ever was!
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    #9
    If having problems, Delete account and re add.

    Settings


    Incoming ...

    imap.mail.me.com
    993
    SSL

    Outgoing ...

    smtp.mail.me.com
    587
    TLS

    ----------

    Check sending mail. Often with default auto settings it will either give up fetching new email at some point or not send mail properly.

    It uses old legacy settings when auto detecting that Apple have subsequently changed over the years.
     
  10. jrswizzle macrumors 603

    jrswizzle

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    McKinney, TX
    #10
    I just got a Moto G and was trying to add email accounts last night and none were working (Yahoo, Apple).

    Tried again this morning and worked without a problem.
     
  11. appledes7 macrumors 6502a

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    That seems to me like it might have been a problem with the client then.
     
  12. jrswizzle macrumors 603

    jrswizzle

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    Yup - just chalk it up to the client being down for whatever reason.
     
  13. abby741 macrumors newbie

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    Called Apple support who said they can't help as my login is fine and works on my iMac, iPad and they don't support non Apple products.
     
  14. jrswizzle macrumors 603

    jrswizzle

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    #14
    It went down again last night......this time only iCloud wasn't working on my WP8 and Android devices.....

    Frustrating. I use my iCloud email for mostly everything and can't have it failing to log-in every other night.
     

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