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I can't get my @icloud account to be recognised by Thunderbird

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I've downloaded Thunderbird and set up my gmail and tiscali accounts ok. They work fine. I can't get Thunderbird to set up my icloud account - it fails to recognise the servers. I've tried to set it up manually (using the info on the Thunderbird help page) with the same result. Should I be able to send/receive to an icloud address from Thunderbird? What do I try next?

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There are people using Thunderbird for these accounts. One typical mistake is using @icloud in the username. They seem to only want the username and not the complete email address. The other one is getting the server names wrong.

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Here are the Apple icloud recommended settings. Did you use these when doing the manual setup? http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4864

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I did try manual setup using these settings but with the same result.

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Chosen Solution

There are people using Thunderbird for these accounts. One typical mistake is using @icloud in the username. They seem to only want the username and not the complete email address. The other one is getting the server names wrong.

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