The easiest way to accomplish this would be to use Conxt.
All you have to do is start your free account and auto-import from gmail (and other platforms). Most of the duplicates will be auto-merged during this import process. No data is lost during this. Then, starting at that point, simply check the checkbox next to the ones you wish to delete and click ...
Gmail seems to be rather strict about the +OK response; what you're seeing is nonstandard but innocent silliness like "iSCREAM ready to rumble" getting rejected.
So, the short answer is: No, you will not be able to use Gmail as an IMAP client for your iCloud account (so far as I know).
If your primary concern is sending and receiving using your @me.com ...
I had the same problem and what I did was that:
I deleted that song from iTunes (it will ask you if you want to move
it to trash. Say yes and delete it it from your trash can)
beside the song, the iCloud symbol should pop back up, click it and it
should work fine.
It's not possible anymore in the user interface to delete all contacts with a few clicks. You're limited to the 250 contacts shown per page.
But you can use Google Apps Script to achieve this result if you have a lot of contacts:
Create a new document (any type) in Google Drive;
Go to Tools → Script Editor;
Copy and paste this text:
I just figured out that there is a toggle in Calendar Settings on iCloud.com. If you have an iCloud account with a gmail.com email address, iCloud will indeed eat invitations sent from other iCloud accounts. But, if you go to iCloud.com > Calendar > click the gear in the lower left > Advanced > there is a toggle at the bottom of the pane for whether you want ...
I can confirm that an Apple ID with gmail.com as the email will receive iCloud appointments and invitations. I dondid know if that means that google calendar is where this falls down or if that works, since the people I share calendars and calendar events use iCloud and calendar app primarily.
Answer according to Google depends upon the version of ical you are running:
To set up CalDAV support for Google Calendar in Apple's iCal, follow
Open Apple iCal, go to Preferences and then the Accounts tab. Click on
the + button to add an account. In the ...