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Configuring iCloud Email with Grid 3

iCloud now require a 2-step authentication for all email applications, including Grid 3.

Detailed below are instructions on how to set this up:

  • Visit My Apple ID
  • Click Manage your Apple ID
  • Use your iCloud Mail email address in the Apple ID field
  • Use your iCloud Mail password
  • Click Sign In
  • If prompted, enter your answers to the security questions
  • Under Security > Two Factor Authentication select Get started…
  • Click Continue under Two-step verification for Apple ID
  • Click Continue again
  • Now click Get Started
  • Click Add a phone number… under Step 1 of 4: Set up your trusted devices
  • Make sure your country code is selected
  • Enter a phone number where you can receive SMS messages under Phone Number
  • Click Next
  • Type the verification code received at the phone number and click verify
  • You can add more phone numbers under Add another phone number…
  • Click Continue
  • Click Print Key to print a copy of your Apple ID recovery key
  • Type the key from a printout under Enter your Recovery Key and confirm
  • Tick that you have understood the conditions
  • Click Enable two-step Verification
  • Done

You will then need to create an app specific password for Grid 3:

  • Make sure 2-step authentication is enabled for your iCloud Mail account (as above)
  • Open Manage Your Apple ID and sign in
  • Select an iOS device or phone number to receive a verification code for logging in with 2-step authentication under Verify Your Identity
  • Type the verification code received under Enter Verification Code
  • Click Edit in the Security section
  • Select Generate Password… under APP-SPECIFIC PASSWORDS
  • Enter the email program or service for use in which you create the password under Label (Grid 3)
  • Click Create
  • Enter the password immediately in the email program (case sensitive)

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