iCloud is Apple’s ecosystem of online toolkits, including a free email address. While you don’t need an Apple device to use iCloud, you need an iCloud account (Apple ID).
Unlike leading email service providers like Outlook or Yahoo, iCloud Mail does not contain any ads. This makes its interface look clean and simple and makes it easier to find tools and functions.
iCloud Mail offers a free email account with 5GB of storage, if you want more, you can pay a small monthly fee to add more storage space. Additionally, iCloud Mail supports attachments up to 5GB with Mail Drop.
Spam filter on iCloud Mail
Like most email providers, iCloud Mail comes with a spam filter that keeps junk from the inbox. You can manually mark a message as spam by moving it to the spam folder. You can also create rules to block unwanted incoming messages using iCloud.
Folders on iCloud Mail
iCloud Mail comes with an archive folder to store messages you want to keep, and you are also free to add any folder you want. You can search for messages in any folder by the sender, subject, or recipient. Filters are available for you to sort messages by simple criteria like delivery time. You can also set up iCloud Mail to automatically forward all incoming Mail.
iCloud Mail on the web
To access iCloud Mail on the web, sign in to iCloud.com in any browser with your Apple ID. You can compose emails with rich formatting, send attachments with Mail Drop, and manage all your messages from this interface. You also can create up to 3 other names for your email to use as an alternate identifier.
iCloud Mail mobile app
The iCloud mobile app for email is fundamental. Contacts that you save on the web version are accessible on the mobile version, but you can only attach one file at a time. Because iCloud is linked with so many other apps and features than the free email service, the attachment process is more complicated than it needs to be.
One nifty feature you get with your iCloud account is a task calendar. It is linked to your free email account to send and receive invitations to meetings, activities, or appointments automatically added to the calendar. You can set up alerts to help remember upcoming events. It works the same whether you use an email account on the web or on the mobile app.
iCloud is the only email service that offers 24/7 messaging customer support. iCloud staff will help you solve any problems you encounter during use.
Overall, iCloud is an excellent free email service, especially for macOS and iOS users. Although once set up, you can also access your email account from Windows or Android devices.