MacRumors has received a number of reports today from users who have been unable to access their iCloud mail accounts, and a growing thread in Apple's discussion forums is documenting the growing complaints.
According to user reports, iCloud mail went down around 9:30 AM Eastern Time this morning, and it remains out some seven hours later. Apple updated its iCloud System Status page at 10:08 AM Eastern Time to note that Mail and Notes were down for some users, but pegged the issue as affecting less than 1% of users.
iCloud services do go down from time to time, although the downtime is usually fairly brief, as evidenced by a short half-hour outage just yesterday. And while Apple's status update indicates that only a small number of users are being affected by this latest outage, for those who are unable to access their mail the extended seven-hour downtime may be a significant inconvenience.
Apple has provided no estimate of when affected users can expect iCloud mail services to return, noting only that they "will be restored ASAP".
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Paid for my mobile.me service. It got extended until June but still it is a paid service until then
I have lost track of the number of times that the iCloud mail system has rejected my password. :mad:
The system need a major overhaul.
Its asinine that they get there program together to have a robust email client. ILL NEVER use iCloud for major storage, certainly nothing critical. That all goes to HD.
With Tim Cook insinuating that iCloud and new iOS and ML to be released is more based around iCloud scares me when they cant have a email client that works for ALL of us. Clearly some have had no issue as posted but some of us have been repeatedly. A guy I work for the same deal, but even worse as he never used another email service, and had years of emails go missing, and had to migrate to Gmail. Its stupid