Apple User Using iCloud Mail in Third Party Browser
Khamosh Pathak

An iCloud account that comes with an Apple device grants you access to a unique email address. While you might be used to using this email account in the Mail app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you can actually access iCloud Mail from any web browser (including Chrome and Microsoft Edge).

iCloud Mail is linked to your Apple ID, but only if your email ID ends with “@icloud.com”. If you’re using a third-party email like Gmail with your Apple ID, you’ll have to create a different iCloud email address, which will then be linked to your Apple ID.

To get started, open any browser on your computer (Windows 10, Mac, or Linux), iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone or tablet. Then, type the www.icloud.com/mail URL into your address bar.

If you know your iCloud email address, enter it here. If you don’t, you can enter the email address associated with your Apple ID and press the Enter key.

Enter iCloud Email Address

From there, type in the password and press the Enter key.

Log In to iCloud Mail

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If you use two-factor authentication (we recommend that you should), enter the one-time password received on one of your Apple devices.

Two Factor Authentication to log In to iCloud Mail

Now, click the “Trust” button so that you don’t have to 2fa authenticate yourself in that browser in the future.

Trust Browser for iCloud Mail

Alternatively, you can go to www.icloud.com and click the “Mail” option.

Click Mail from iCloud Website

If you don’t see the Mail option here, it means that you haven’t set up an iCloud email address with your Apple ID. To do this, you’ll have to set up iCloud on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

And that’s it. You will now see your iCloud Mail inbox on the web.

iCloud Mail in Browser

From here, you can browse all the emails in your Inbox. You can also view your sent emails. Regular features like flagging and deleting emails are also available.

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You can reply to emails or compose new emails as well (both of which will open in new windows).

Compose Email in iCloud Mail

As you’re using iCloud Mail in a browser, we recommend that you sign out once you’re done. To do this, click the Name button from the top-right corner and select the “Sign Out” option.

Sign Out of iCloud Mail

iCloud Mail will ask you whether you want to trust this browser. Trusting a browser lets you log in to iCloud Mail without entering the verification code. Click the “Trust and Sign Out” button.

Trust and Sign Out of iCloud Mail

And that’s it. You’ll be logged out of iCloud Mail.


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Khamosh Pathak Khamosh Pathak
Khamosh Pathak is a freelance technology writer who specializes in tutorials. His work has also been published on iPhoneHacks, Zapier's blog, MakeUseOf, and Guiding Tech. Khamosh has seven years of experience writing how-tos, features and technology guides on the internet.
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