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Summary: This blog guides Mac users in integrating iCloud with Windows Outlook, stressing the importance of app password security. It introduces Kernel IMAP Backup for seamless iCloud email backups to Outlook, offering format versatility and compatibility.

I primarily use a Mac and store all my data on iCloud. However, I’ve recently begun working on a Windows system due to the requirements of my new project. Since Outlook will be my main tool for communication, I need assistance in adding my iCloud account to Outlook. Can someone provide guidance on how to do this?

iCloud is a widely-used cloud platform, primarily popular among Mac users, and enjoys global usage. Occasionally, for a variety of reasons, Mac users may seek to configure their iCloud accounts on Outlook for Windows, as mentioned in the previous scenario. In this blog post, we will guide users on how to add their iCloud account to Outlook for seamless data synchronization. Let’s dive in.

Adding an iCloud Account to Outlook

To add your iCloud account to Outlook, follow the steps outlined below. Before you begin the setup process, there are a few pre-addition formalities to complete. First, you’ll need to generate an app password from the iCloud website. This password is crucial, as it will be used when prompted for your iCloud password to enhance security. To generate the app password, navigate to the iCloud website, access the Security tab, and click on ‘Generate Password.’ Follow the on-screen instructions to create the password, then be sure to copy and save it. With that done, let’s proceed to add your iCloud account to Outlook.

  1. Start with opening Outlook on your system, and click on the File menu. Select Add Account from the Info section of File menu.Click on Add Account
  2. Select Manual setup or additional server types from the Add Account dialogue box. Click on Next to proceed.Select Manual setup
  3. In the next step, choose service from the given options, go for POP or IMAP and click on Next to proceed.choose service from the given options

Next, locate the ‘Account Settings’ option. Here, provide the requested information, including your name and email address. In the ‘Account Type’ dropdown, select ‘IMAP.’ For the ‘Incoming mail server,’ input ‘,’ and for the ‘Outgoing mail server,’ enter ‘’ Similarly, in the ‘Logon Information’ section, provide your iCloud username and password. Be sure to check the boxes for ‘Remember password’ and ‘Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)’ before proceeding. Require logon using Secure Password Authentication

  1. Click on More Settings option, and in the settings window, in the General section, input the name of your account (any desired name).
  2. Now, click on the Outgoing Server tab, and check the box against My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and Use same settings as my incoming mail server.check the box against My outgoing server
  3. In the Advanced tab look for Server Port Numbers – in Incoming server (IMAP) enter 993, and enter 587 in Outgoing server (SMTP). The type of Encrypted connection for IMAP will be SSL and for SMTP will be TLS.In the Advanced tab look for Server Port Numbers
  4. Click on OK once you are done with filling all these details.
  5. Now, click on the Next button.
  6. If you are able to log in to the account properly, click Close and finally click on Finish.finally click on Finish

By following all these steps successfully, you will be able to add your iCloud account to Outlook easily.

How to Backup iCloud Emails to Outlook?

For users seeking to back up their iCloud emails to Outlook on Windows systems, we recommend the use of Kernel IMAP Backup. This IMAP backup tool is designed to facilitate a seamless backup process for all types of IMAP data and its associated items, creating Outlook PST files as a result. What’s more, this versatile tool offers the option to save data in various formats, including EML, MSG, MHT, HTML, DOC, DOCX, and PDF. It is compatible with all versions of the Windows operating system and Microsoft Outlook, making it a flexible and reliable choice for email backups.


In this blog post, we’ve covered the manual steps for iCloud users to add their accounts to Outlook. Additionally, we’ve introduced a handy tool called Kernel IMAP Backup, designed specifically for iCloud backup needs. This tool efficiently backs up IMAP data to PST, making it compatible with Outlook. We recommend trying the tool’s trial version to gain a firsthand understanding of its capabilities. The trial version allows you to back up 10 items per folder into a PST file quickly. If you find it meets your requirements, you can opt for the full version for optimal results.