These days, your Apple ID is the master key to all sorts of
personal information and privileges, including the ability to
remote wipe iOS devices and access your Mac, even if you didn’t
share your FileVault 2 recovery key with Apple. It doesn’t seem
prudent to share it with anyone.
The same is true for third-party email clients, though, too — and I can’t see Apple preventing you from accessing your iCloud email from third-party email clients. I’m not sure what the solution is here — but I’d be wary of sending my Apple ID credentials to any third party.
★ Thursday, 23 January 2014