Connecting to iCloud’s SMTP server

Like a few people, I updated to iOS 5 recently and immediately fell prey to a minor bug in the sending of mail.

Based on the default SMTP settings “” I was consistently getting a ‘Connection to outgoing server failed’ message…. Meanwhile receiving emails was fine.

This work around worked for me, adding an additional smtp server “”. Don’t forget to include your new email and usual apple password when you set it up.

Best of luck.

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