Check iCloud Email from a Windows PC or Anywhere via Web
Many Apple users don’t know this, but you can access your iCloud.com email address from anywhere. That means you can read, write, forward, and save drafts of any iCloud emails, and it’s all done through the web. The great thing about this approach is that allows a user to check and use iCloud.com email without requiring a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, since the web based client is accessible from any device on any operating system, a Windows PC included.
The only thing checking iCloud Email remotely requires is a somewhat modern web browser, which can be running on basically any operating system. Aside from that, as long as you created an iCloud.com email account at some point in time with the associated Apple ID, it will be available to access and use from just about anywhere.
How to Access iCloud.com Email from Anywhere via the Web
- From any web browser, go to http://icloud.com and log in with the Apple ID / iCloud email
- Click on the “Mail” icon once logged in
- iCloud Mail will load, offering full access to the iCloud email account including the inbox, drafts, sent, archives, Trash, junk mail, VIP lists, and any other mail folders
The iCloud Mail web client is full featured, you can send, reply, forward, trash, flag, archive, and compose new email messages directly from the iCloud.com Mail website.
Because iCloud Mail is connected to your Apple ID, you’ll even have full access to your contacts list and address book, with auto-complete and everything.
This is really useful for many reasons, particularly if you’re away from your iOS devices or Mac but you still want to check your iCloud email, but it’s also very helpful because it’s the only way to check iCloud email from a PC, whether that PC is running Windows or Linux, or something else.
Do keep in mind if you have two-factor authentication setup for Apple ID you’ll need to verify each iCloud login from a new web browser as a security measure.
As you’re likely discovering, the iCloud.com website is impressively full featured, with complete access to email, contacts, notes, reminders, calendar, iCloud Photos (and the only way to download photos from iCloud directly on a PC too), documents saved in iCloud, and even Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps that run within a web browser. The web based services are just undeniably useful, give them a look.