Set up iCloud Mail on your devices

After you set up an email address for your iCloud account on a device, iCloud Mail is ready to use on that device. To use iCloud Mail on other devices, you must turn it on on each of those devices.

On your Mac

  1. Choose Apple menu > About This Mac, then note your OS X version.

    It should say “Version 10.7.5” or later.

  2. Open iCloud preferences, then sign in with either your Apple ID (the one you use with iCloud) or your email address.

  3. Turn on Mail (or Mail & Notes in OS X v10.7.5).

On your iOS device

Your device must have iOS 5 or later installed.

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud, then sign in with either your Apple ID or your email address.

  2. Tap to turn on Mail.

On your Windows computer

You can set up Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later for iCloud Mail on your Windows computer.

  1. Install the iCloud Control Panel if it isn’t already installed on your computer.

  2. Open the iCloud Control Panel, turn on Mail, Contacts, Calendars, & Tasks, then click Apply.

Your iCloud Mail account is listed in the folder pane (also called the navigation pane) on the left side of Microsoft Outlook.

To view your iCloud Mail folders in Microsoft Outlook, click the disclosure triangle to the left of your iCloud email account.

For third-party email apps

  • For more information about how to set up apps such as other versions of Microsoft Outlook, or Microsoft Entourage, see the Apple Support article iCloud: Mail server information.

    For information about using a web browser instead of an email app to access your iCloud Mail messages, see Read email.