E mail could appear quaint to some folks, however billions upon billions of messages are despatched that means day-after-day. (Some we even wish to obtain!) Apple’s iCloud service consists of an e-mail handle and the power to ship and obtain e-mail. However you might sometimes be stymied in sending a message with out sufficient of an in depth error message to know why iCloud rejected it.
Listed below are the commonest causes:
Invalid iCloud handle: Apple can’t examine whether or not an e-mail handle is legit at different domains, however in the event you attempt to ship e-mail to somebody with an handle that ends with icloud.com, mac.com, or me.com, and that handle doesn’t exist, your e-mail app and iCloud.com will refuse to ship it. Your app might not let you know which handle is inaccurate, too, requiring sleuthing in your half. (Invalid addresses at different domains shall be rejected by these area’s mail servers within the type of an e-mail message in reply.)
Too many recipients in a single message: It’s doubtless uncommon that you simply’re sending a message to an enormous variety of folks, however Apple does restrict your recipients to a complete of 500 per message.
Too many recipients throughout all messages: You’re additionally restricted to 1,000 recipients throughout a 24-hour interval and 1,000 e-mail messages complete. Recipients don’t must be distinctive—that’s, folks shall be counted a number of instances throughout totally different messages. When you ship 10 messages every to 100 folks, 100 messages every to 10 folks, or 1,000 messages to 1 very exhausted individual, it counts the identical.
Attachment measurement exceeded: The textual content and attachments mixed of an e-mail message despatched or acquired can’t exceed the absurdly small quantity of 20MB. As I sort this, I discover that arduous to consider in 2021, nevertheless it’s what Apple’s documentation says. You possibly can allow Mail Drop in Apple Mail, which makes use of iCloud for short-term storage for attachments totalling as much as 5GB per message. Mail Drop has its own set of limits.
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