I wanted to add an iCloud address in gmail. I've entered everything correctly, hoping to show SMTP setting. But instead, it shows incorrect username and password, even also got stuck in the loading screen. I've entered the app specific password, correct imap server, correct user name based on Mail server settings for iCloud email clients. enter image description here enter image description here

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If you simply want iCloud in gmail, the app allows a much simpler way of doing this. When adding a new account, just click the iCloud button instead of IMAP.

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Then, enter your Apple ID, and go to appleid.apple.com and create an app-specific password (see this guide). Then enter that app-specific password into gmail, and that’s it (no servers, config, etcetera).

I think your IMAP method would work with an app-specific password, but the way stated above is much simpler.

  • I've used that, but this gets the issue Dec 1, 2021 at 23:55
  • so your app-specific password is rejected by Gmail as incorrect (when you use the dedicated iCloud menu)? Dec 2, 2021 at 0:32
  • Maybe, It stated that my Username or password is incorrect. Dec 3, 2021 at 1:07
  • @pro70 I'm not sure why you blocked the domain of your email address but not the main part, but from what I can see, you are not typing in your "@icloud.com", "@mac.com", or "@me.com" email. You must not type in your main Apple ID into gmail, and instead type in this alias "iCloud" email. This can be found via appleid.apple.com > personal info > reachable at. Dec 3, 2021 at 13:26
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    @pro70 was the issue resolved? Feb 12, 2022 at 19:35

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