iCloud Mail down! Apple working to restore service

iCloud Mail Is Down For Many Users While Apple Works To Restore Service [Breaking]

According to CultofMac.com many readers are experiencing issues with their iCloud Mail. We’re hearing loads of reports from both readers and Twitter that iCloud Mail & Notes is down.

However it seems as if Apple is aware of the problem and are currently working on fixing the problem.  According to Apple’s iCloud System Status page, they are aware the issue is affecting “some” users and are working hard to get service restored, but between the various Siri service outages and now this, it’s clear Apple’s been having issues lately keeping their servers up against strong demand.

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Apple launches iCloud.com Beta

Apple has just launched its iCloud.com online service which will later be the successor to MobileMe. Those signed up to the service can now use their web browser to access their Mail, Contacts, Calendar and more.

You may recognize the login screen from the image that was leaked before WWDC back in June. Once you’re logged in you have access to your iCloud Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Find My iPhone and even your iWork documents.

If you’re already a MobileMe users, the interface will feel very familiar, though there are a number of updates to its appearance.

Lion includes new Mail 5, looks more like the iPad mail

When Apple updated their website they added a host of new information about their upcoming OS X 10.7, one of the most interesting tidbits is that Mac OS X 10.7 Lion will include an all new Mail application and it looks just like the one you can find on an iPad.

A new mail bar is also present with easier access to some new tools. The new Mail.app also works with the new full-screen feature in Lion, and we have to say that it looks pretty awesome.

Just like Mail on iPad, Mail 5 in Mac OS X Lion features a new layout that takes advantage of the widescreen display on your Mac. You see the messages in your inbox as well as a full-height preview of the selected message. The new Mailbox bar gives you one-click access to your favorite folders. Mail 5 also includes a powerful new way to search that makes finding what you’re looking for quick and easy, even in the largest of inboxes.

Mail 5 also brings a new “Conversations” feature to the Mac. This feature organizes your inbox to be more natural and the concept looks remarkable.

Mail 5 also introduces Conversations, a natural new way to read and manage email that automatically groups messages from the same conversation — even if the subject changes along the way. Just click a conversation in your inbox to reveal a streamlined feed of individual messages in chronological order, and easily file or delete an entire conversation.

Mobile me gets many interesting updates…

As many users of MobileMe will have noticed a lot of exciting new things have happened over the past few days. Perhaps the biggest change/update is that the Mail web application is now out of beta and includes improvements such as:

  • Widescreen and compact views.
  • Rules to keep your email organized everywhere.
  • Single-click archiving.
  • Formatting toolbar.
  • Faster performance.
  • Increased security with SSL.
  • Support for external email addresses.
  • Improved junk mail filtering.

As we mentioned in an earlier post Apple also released a Find My iPhone app that now provides you with quick and easy access to the Find My iPhone service from all devices running iOS.