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I tried the settings given at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202304 with an app specific password. But nothing seems to work out. I keep getting this error saying Unable to validate: SMTP connection error. What am I supposed to do ? I'm able to connect to my account via other email clients (eg. Outlook)

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After test I think I can add my iCloud mail with this settings

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But after I have this

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But I do not want to accept this message

I think it's better that you go through another mail tool that natively supports iCloud

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  • The problem with the certificate is probably that you enter the IP, and the certificate is issued for the domain name, this it doesn't match. I would use the domain name. – rasmus91 Dec 8 '19 at 11:59
  • yes that's exactly it, I tried all the possible combinations with domain name for SMTP and IMAp and it is only with the ip that it works, so it is not very secure – LinkPhoenix Dec 8 '19 at 12:07
  • So far as I can tell the domain: imap.mail.me.com works for IMAP and smtp.mail.me.com for smtp. And then you might need to experiment with TLS, SSL and Start TLS – rasmus91 Dec 8 '19 at 14:38

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