Automatically translate emails in your (Apple iCloud) email account

If you receive email written in other languages, it can be hard to know whether you're looking at spam or an important message! You can manually copy the text into an online translation tool, but translating each email gets tedious fast.


Automatically translate emails you receive via Apple (Apple iCloud) may not allow you to translate messages within your webmail, but they support IMAP, which means you can use another email program like Mailspring to read your email instead - and automatically translate international messages
into your preferred language!

Follow these steps to start translating messages in your Apple account:

Step 1: Download Mailspring

Mailspring is a free desktop email application and allows you to send email with read receipts and link tracking, and see notifications when recipients open your emails! It works on Mac, Linux, and Windows.

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Step 2: Sign in to your Apple account

Run Mailspring and choose IMAP / SMTP on the email setup screen. Enter the connection settings for your Apple account and click "Continue". Mailspring is a full email client and allows you to check your (Apple iCloud) email without using the webmail interface. Your email should be displayed in a few minutes.

Step 3: Read Emails!

When you view an email in Mailspring that is not in your system language, you'll see a translation option appear. Click Translate. That's all you need to do!

Mailbox Translation

If you frequently receive emails in other languages, you can upgrade to the Pro version of Mailspring to translate every single email in your mailbox, without having to click the Translate button. It's that easy!

Language Support

Mailspring can translate the following languages. Note that translation quality varies by language.

Azerbaijan Malayalam Albanian Maltese Amharic Macedonian English Maori
Arabic Marathi Armenian Mari Afrikaans Mongolian Basque German
Bashkir Nepali Belarusian Norwegian Bengali Punjabi Burmese Papiamento
Bulgarian Persian Bosnian Polish Welsh Portuguese Hungarian Romanian
Vietnamese Russian Haitian (Creole) Cebuano Galician Serbian Dutch Sinhala
Hill Mari Slovakian Greek Slovenian Georgian Swahili Gujarati Sundanese
Danish Tajik Hebrew Thai Yiddish Tagalog Indonesian Tamil
Irish Tatar Italian Telugu Icelandic Turkish Spanish Udmurt
Kazakh Uzbek Kannada Ukrainian Catalan Urdu Kyrgyz Finnish
Chinese French Korean Hindi Xhosa Croatian Khmer Czech
Laotian Swedish Latin Scottish Latvian Estonian Lithuanian Esperanto
Luxembourgish Javanese Malagasy Japanese Malay

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