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Somehow the problems readers have with Apple Mail are increasing. In this case, Telekom's Speedport W 724V refused to send it via Apple's own iCloud server. The error message the reader received from Apple Mail went something like this:
The connection to the outgoing e-mail server "smtp.mail.me.com" failed. Additional servers for outgoing e-mails can be found at ...
Why is there this error? Because the Speedport routers do not allow any mail server to send e-mails in order to avoid email spam. The Speedport W 724V has a whitelist for this purpose - i.e. a list of approved mail servers. Since the iCloud servers are not stored there by default, the router blocks the sending of e-mails.
It is possible that Telekom has now inserted the Apple server into the speed ports of its own accord in order to avoid such problems, but in this case the whitelist was not yet adjusted accordingly.
In order to allow the sending of your own iCloud e-mail, you have to add the wildcard subdomain * .icloud.com in the Speedport administration. How this works, I describe here:
Now you can try sending via Apple Mail again. It should actually work now!
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.