Apparently a few readers are having a few issues with iCloud email today.
When trying to access the service on a computer client, even Apple’s Mail, you get the following error message:
The iCloud IMAP server “p99-imap.mail.me.com” rejected the password for user “@me.com.” Enter your password again or cancel.
iPhone users who are entering the correct information are being ask to enter it again and again, always receiving the error message that their information is incorrect. And when some users have tried to login via iCloud.com and are able to access the service, they still cannot download email. Instead, they are given an error screen and a chance to report the issue to Apple.
Apple officially unveiled its new iCloud service Wednesday along with its iOS5 operating system which the company said brought more than 200 improvements to its mobile devices and iPads.
These kinds of issues are not terribly surprising given the number of users trying to access Apple’s new services.
Cult of Mac reported yesterday that UK demand surpassed World Cup levels of Internet traffic. There were similar reports in the U.S., forcing Apple to begin to limit the numbers of users converting from its old MobileMe service to iCloud.
When trying to upgrade, users were greeted with a message to try later.
Due to high demand, we are temporarily limiting the number of users moving from MobileMe to iCloud. Please try again later. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Update: Email service is still spotty according to several users in different areas of the U.S. as of 2:35 p.m. Mail has sometimes come through and sometimes not and the password error messages are still appearing.
Update 2: As of 3:55 p.m. EST, the iCloud mail service issues seem to have ended. Mail is syncing and coming through and several readers who had reported issues are now saying that email is working again.