Mail - Cannot connect to iCloud account


TWClark

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This morning my iCloud email stopped working. When I open the Mail preferences panel and look at the iCloud account, the Incoming Mail Server is listed as "mail.example.com" and is greyed out. I cannot edit this entry to the proper iCloud server name. I can edit my user name and password, but when I try to save changes it tells me that I cannot leave the Incoming Mail Server name blank. Which wouldn't be a problem if I could, you know, change it.
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This just started this morning. I noticed that Mail was asking me for passwords that have been in my Keychain for ages, and I had to manually enter them all to get to my email.
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My account is working on my iOS devices, and so are the other email accounts in Mail.
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Tom

iMac, OS X 10.7.4
 

Kaveman

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Try logging out and back in again in the iCloud Preference Panel.
 
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TWClark

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Try logging out and back in again in the iCloud Preference Panel.
Didn't help, and now it's getting worse. All my mail accounts are now offline, and I cannot save my passwords. All my outgoing servers are listed as (null). When I try to edit my server list and delete some of the obsolete servers, I get the caution that I cannot have duplicate server information in my list and I need to edit the marked servers. Problem is NONE of them are marked! So I have to cancel out.

UPDATE: Never mind. Quitting Mail and restarting it worked.

Still having the phantom server problem, though.
 
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Sounds like your com.apple.Mail.plist is corrupt. Try trashing that and reentering the info.
 

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