Problems with iCloud/MobileMe mail

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by spice weasel, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    Has anyone else had problems with their iCloud email? I updated all my computers and iOS devices to the latest versions, and migrated my MobileMe account to iCloud (after some problems because the Apple servers were being bombarded in the first couple of days after the rollout). First I had some address book and other syncing issues. Now I can't get my new iCloud (the migrated MobileMe) email account up and running. When I go into preferences it shows an invalid outgoing and incoming server address. The problem is, it won't let me change it to the correct settings - the boxes are greyed-out. I've tried deleting the account and adding it again, but the same problem occurs each time.

    I've been fairly lucky in the past with upgrading Apple products, software, etc., but this iCloud rollout has been absolutely horrible.


    Nevermind, I figured out what was happening. For some strange reason, it kept unchecking the box to sync Mail in the iCloud pane of sys prefs. After several attempts, I finally got it to keep the box checked and it added the account to automatically.
  2. ZapKoen macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2011
    Problems with enabling Mail in the iCloud preference pane

    How exactly did you manage to enable Mail in the Mail, Contacts & Calendars preference pane? I have the same issue for more than a day now: whenever I try to enable mail, it is unchecked again when I revisit the preference pane. Same issue with the disabling of MobileMe Mail: it is automatically enabled.
  3. Macula macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2006
    All over the place
    Same here (except that in my case MobileMe does not claim the email).
    How did you manage to make the iCloud mail setting persistent? It seems to be an inconsequential matter but does not inspire confidence as it is.

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