1. bullittmustang's Avatar
    Is anyone having problems setting up and logging into iCloud email in the stock email app? I can't setup the account, it fails every time.
    06-17-2017 12:39 PM
  2. PJRed2008's Avatar
    See if this helps:

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...=1#post5852271
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    06-17-2017 12:45 PM
  3. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    iCloud has been awful on anything outside of iOS for me for months. Doesn't work on my Samsung, doesn't work on Windows either, just throws up errors.

    Good luck getting it to work, I've switched to Gmail as iCloud is useless for me now.
    06-17-2017 12:58 PM
  4. moseylevy's Avatar
    You might need to check two factor Auth and get an app specific password.

    I also use hop email which has an icloud specific account setting. Still requires me to get an app specific password via appleid.apple.com
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    06-17-2017 04:01 PM
  5. Troneas's Avatar
    I've been getting bullied and discriminated by Apple over using an iCloud e-mail on Android and third party apps; making it very difficult to be a viable email option for me at this point. Frankly, I don't think it's worth the hassle.
    06-17-2017 08:13 PM
  6. JHBThree's Avatar
    I've been getting bullied and discriminated by Apple over using an iCloud e-mail on Android and third party apps; making it very difficult to be a viable email option for me at this point. Frankly, I don't think it's worth the hassle.
    Elaborate please. I use iCloud without any issues on my S8+, and did on the Pixel before it. I have never had any issues whatsoever.
    06-17-2017 08:29 PM
  7. vhl71's Avatar
    The iCloud email has been working for me on my android and Windows devices for more 6 years without a u issues. But this week it started saying invalid username password. I can access it using iOS devices but nothing else. It briefly worked yesterday and problem.returned now.

    Seems like there is an issue with iCloud server connecting with other devices

    Sent from mTalk
    06-17-2017 08:58 PM
  8. Troneas's Avatar
    Elaborate please. I use iCloud without any issues on my S8+, and did on the Pixel before it. I have never had any issues whatsoever.
    You won't have issues if you are using an apple email client.
    06-17-2017 08:59 PM
  9. bullittmustang's Avatar
    Thanks, that led me to the solution!
    06-17-2017 09:04 PM
  10. bullittmustang's Avatar
    You need to get an app specific password, works great.
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    06-17-2017 09:05 PM
  11. JHBThree's Avatar
    You might need to check two factor Auth and get an app specific password.

    I also use hop email which has an icloud specific account setting. Still requires me to get an app specific password via appleid.apple.com
    Just an FYI for people having problems, this post is 100% correct. For security purposes apple now requires two factor authentication and app specific passwords for third party email apps.
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    06-17-2017 09:15 PM
  12. JHBThree's Avatar
    You won't have issues if you are using an apple email client.
    Considering that apple doesn't make any Android mail apps, I'm not quite sure what your point is.
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    06-17-2017 09:17 PM
  13. Troneas's Avatar
    Considering that apple doesn't make any Android mail apps, I'm not quite sure what your point is.
    The point has been made on this thread already, which you obviously missed.


    You need to create new app specific passwords for it to work apparently. I just can't be bothered. I need simple stuff that just works.


    I already have like 24 character account passwords generated by 1password and if I were truly paranoic I'd download an encrypted email app from the store.

    At the end of the day I just want to read my emails and not have to deal with SMS, phone calls, two passwords or courier authentication to do just that.
    06-17-2017 10:22 PM
  14. JHBThree's Avatar
    The point has been made on this thread already, which you obviously missed.


    You need to create new app specific passwords for it to work apparently. I just can't be bothered. I need simple stuff that just works.


    I already have like 24 character account passwords generated by 1password and if I were truly paranoic I'd download an encrypted email app from the store.

    At the end of the day I just want to read my emails and not have to deal with SMS, phone calls, two passwords or courier authentication to do just that.
    Then that's on you. It works, you just don't want to do it.
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    06-17-2017 11:39 PM
  15. torbach1's Avatar
    The point has been made on this thread already, which you obviously missed.


    You need to create new app specific passwords for it to work apparently. I just can't be bothered. I need simple stuff that just works.


    I already have like 24 character account passwords generated by 1password and if I were truly paranoic I'd download an encrypted email app from the store.

    At the end of the day I just want to read my emails and not have to deal with SMS, phone calls, two passwords or courier authentication to do just that.
    You only have to do this once. This is a security feature that Microsoft also recently did with Outlook.com/Hotmail. It's irritating, but it's just once and it makes things more secure.
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    06-17-2017 11:42 PM
  16. Troneas's Avatar
    Then that's on you. It works, you just don't want to do it.



    where did i write that it didn't work?
    06-18-2017 12:24 AM
  17. JHBThree's Avatar
    where did i write that it didn't work?
    You implied it. Just because you're too lazy to spend 5 minutes setting up two factor and getting the password doesn't mean you're somehow being discriminated against or any other bs.
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    06-18-2017 01:12 AM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    The point has been made on this thread already, which you obviously missed.


    You need to create new app specific passwords for it to work apparently. I just can't be bothered. I need simple stuff that just works.


    I already have like 24 character account passwords generated by 1password and if I were truly paranoic I'd download an encrypted email app from the store.

    At the end of the day I just want to read my emails and not have to deal with SMS, phone calls, two passwords or courier authentication to do just that.
    24 ? That's it? Sheesh. I have well over 100+ on my LastPass lol ;x.
    06-18-2017 03:31 AM
  19. njdan30's Avatar
    I also have no issues with Icloud on my s8 plus
    06-18-2017 12:28 PM
  20. smvim's Avatar
    You won't have issues if you are using an apple email client.
    So to answer the OP's query, you're suggesting an Apple email client. There is one for Android???
    06-18-2017 05:51 PM
  21. nic doby's Avatar
    24 ? That's it? Sheesh. I have well over 100+ on my LastPass lol ;x.
    What is this app specific password for me to be able to use my iCloud? This is a pain
    11-09-2017 10:55 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    What is this app specific password for me to be able to use my iCloud? This is a pain
    Whatever you set.
    11-09-2017 11:15 PM
  23. torbach1's Avatar
    If it's anything like how MS does it with Outlook, from your computer, log into your iCloud and go to Security Settings. Then look for an option to generate an application password. Once you do that just that one time, you can use it as the password from any email client that supports iCloud email. You don't need to remember this app password, because next time you get promoted for your iCloud password, you can just use whatever it is now if you haven't changed it.

    App specific passwords are just a one time two factor authentication mechanism to increase security. One time setup and you're done.
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    11-09-2017 11:21 PM
  24. nic doby's Avatar
    I've never done that before I'll try and figure it out tomorrow
    11-09-2017 11:29 PM
  25. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    I read that as, the length of his password, not how many passwords they have.
    11-10-2017 07:02 AM

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