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Windows 8.1 Mail and icloud mail

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    Windows 8.1 Mail and icloud mail


    Up until just a lttle bit earlier today, my Win 8.1 mail app could get my email in my icloud mail account.

    Now it doesn't.

    Prompts for the password but rejects it. The password I give is correct as I used it to go to icloud.com and logged in fine. Must be due to the new security that Apple has started, but I don't know how to get it working with the mail app.

    /rant on
    While I understand the need for good security, it seems like too many things are now set up for 2 step verification. One and done should do it, but I'm finding that not to be the case too many times.

    Just irritating!!

    /rant off.

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    A follow-up.

    I had installed the icloud software for Windows and allowed that to set icloud mail into Outlook 2013. That still works just fine, just not the 'modern' mail app.
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    A final follow-up.

    In order to make it work, you have to go to your icloud.com, login and go to settings.

    Pick security and there you can generate an app specific password. Then use that in the mail.app
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    Windows 8.1

    Thank You!


    Quote Originally Posted by lparsons21 View Post
    A final follow-up.

    In order to make it work, you have to go to your icloud.com, login and go to settings.

    Pick security and there you can generate an app specific password. Then use that in the mail.app
    I signed up just to leave a thank you message. You solved your own issue! This has been driving me insane for a while now but I was able to get set up within minutes of following what you did. Very much appreciated.
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Windows 8.1 Mail and icloud mail
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