i just downloaded Thunderbird from Mozilla because it's the only program I can use to access my hosting email addresses in a easy way, but when I try to add my iCloud account, I get an error.

Here's how I'm trying to configure it (sorry for the Spanish).

Screenshot of Thunderbird's mail settings pane


These settings work for me.


  • Protocol: IMAP
  • Server: imap.mail.me.com
  • Port: 993
  • Authentication: Normal password


  • Protocol: SMTP
  • Server: smtp.mail.me.com
  • Port: 587
  • Authentication: Normal password

Username for both should just be your actual username "karlo_lopez", not your whole email address.

Demonstration of correct iCloud settings for Thunderbird

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: If your iCloud account is setup to 2 layer identification, then you need to setup an app-specific password within your Apple ID account. Enter that password instead of your normal iCloud password when setting up the email address into Thunderbird.

  • Didn't work for me until I save settings and change again username removing the domain. – Dmitry Oct 6 '15 at 14:25

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