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Bellsouth.net Email - Help, Questions and Answers

Troubleshooting Bellsouth & SBCGlobal Email Addresses

 

Announcement

 

AT&T is making your email experience more secure. A part of this change is a prompt requesting you re-enter your password which may affect your ability to sign-in to your email, especially if you cannot remember your password. You will find steps that will help you address your sign in woes. If you have a mail client, you may need to update your settings with our step-by-step guide. in order to access your email given the change. 

 

Can’t sign in or Forgotten Password:

If you have a current AT&T internet account that is tied to your email, you can change or reset your password by performing the following:

  1. sign in to your AT&T account.
  2. Select Profile > myAT&T sign in Password.
  3. Enter and save your password information.

If you have a free email account, you can reset the password at our email reset page.

  1. Go to Forgot Password page.
  2. Enter your User Name/ email address.
  3. Enter your Last Name.
  4. Follow the prompts.

If you are unable to change your password using the steps above, please chat with us.

 

Heads Up: If the last name on record does not match, the password reset option may not work. If you have an old billing statement, please verify what name you used.

 

Bellsouth.net and SBCGlobal.net sign in Issues

Maintenance Announcement

Due to maintenance to upgrade the legacy IMAP host to a modernized IMAP infrastructure, some customers may get an SSL Certificate mismatch error within their e-mail client or mobile device

  • Accept the mismatch to update the SSL certificate for the e-mail to work as normal.
  • If there is no option to accept the certificate, remove the e-mail account and set it up again.
  • For older Android devices without auto-setup change the following settings. 
Incoming Mail Server (IMAP)
  • Server - imap.mail.att.net
  • Port - 993
  • Requires SSL – Yes
Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)
  • Server - smtp.mail.att.net
  • Port - 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL - Yes
  • Requires authentication - Yes
  • Your sign-in info:

E-mail address - Your full e-mail address (name@domain.com)

Password - Your account's password

Requires authentication - Yes

 

Mailbox Woes

If you are using a client like Outlook, Thunderbird, or Apple Mail, make sure to use the IMAP settings to access your email.


Settings:

Incoming Mail Server: imap.mail.att.net
Outgoing Mail Server: smtp.mail.att.net

If you need more information your client settings? Visit our Update Email Server Settings link.


Email Will Not Sync? - Disabling the firewall may resolve this.. - varies by device, browser, and virus protection software. Please check your owner's manual to perform this. This to only be done if trying to connect with a client. Before attempting this, make sure you can sign into webmail. We recommend this as a last resort.

 

ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist

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Responses

Contributor

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2 Messages

a year ago

I am locked out of my email. I have tried in every way to update my password and it is not working. I have had this email for so many years and I am locked out of so many things not being able to access it. Can you please help me?

Contributor

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1 Message

a year ago

it has been over ten days now my bell south email account is not working i have two bell south ones an both quit nothing has changed on my end and fail to be able to log on any computer. i hear att has stoped supporting legacy accounts? if so some warning would of been nice i have been useing this for 15 plus years. i am sure there are many of us. but would nor]t come as surprise to me att is deplorable customer service. 

Contributor

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1 Message

a year ago

I have a bellsouth.net account 


How can I get back into my emails? I can’t send or receive. I can’t get in with the saved username and password for my account. Please help!

Contributor

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2 Messages

a year ago

Hello all. I cannot login to my @bellsouth.net email account. It says my email and/or password is incorrect, even though it was working only a few days ago. Please advise. 

Contributor

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1 Message

a year ago

HOw can I get access to my @sbcglobal.net email account?  I've tried the info in the link on this website and I cannot get access. Is there a way for ATT.com to help me get access or change my password? 

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ATTHelp

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140.3K Messages

a year ago

Hello @Tyndall,

We understand that you are having trouble with accessing email account. Don't worry, we can help with that.

When accessing email address or you using an app, if so have you tried doing the OAuth?

Also, or you locked out your email or you just can't send or receive messages?

Please let us know so we can help assist.

Charles, AT&T Community Specialist

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Brand User
ATTHelp

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140.3K Messages

a year ago

Hello @tmbetz,

 

We're happy to help!

 

We'll try resetting your email password ourselves.

 

We'll be sending you a Private Message to get your information and get started. Be sure to check your Inbox for the message.

 

Aminah, AT&T Community Specialist

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140.3K Messages

a year ago

Hi @tkd911,

 

We will be happy to help.

I am sending you a private message (PM) to help in this matter. Please check your forums private messages by clicking the envelope in the top right section of this page or click Forums Inbox. Locate the PM and reply to my message with the requested account details. We look forward to your response and the opportunity to help you!

 

Lafayette, AT&T Community Specialist

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140.3K Messages

a year ago

Hi @Tyndall,

 

We will be happy to help.

 

You can always use your regular password to access your AT&T email at https://soc.att.com/2Iq4bSU (formerly https://soc.att.com/2ojKaGB) through a web browser. This website will provide more information on using OAuth  or Secure Mail Key for Emails.  If you have any additional concerns, please feel free to reach out to us. Thank you for contacting us on AT&T Community Forums!

 


Lafayette, AT&T Community Specialist

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Contributor

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2 Messages

a year ago

Thank you Aminah. I'll be on the lookout for you message.

Contributor

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1 Message

a year ago

cannot send mail from my bellsouth.net account

Contributor

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1 Message

a year ago

Cant get my mail! forgot my password and yahoo erased your site from my mail - please help

Voyager

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3 Messages

a year ago

Hello @ATTCares, my email account is a Bellsouth.net email address. I recently had to update my computer and it logged me out from my account, and now I can not access my email anymore because I don't remember the password. My daughter says that I would typically try the "forgot my password" function in this scenario, however, it was so long ago that I created this email address that we have no idea what the "forgot my password" function would be doing (she says it is usually linked to another email address, but I do not have any other email addresses). 

Thank you!

Contributor

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1 Message

a year ago

I keep getting warnings that my email will be shut down soon.  I try to click on the tab but I get a warning.  I have already lost one account. I need help being this one is my work e mail.  What do I do

New Member

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5 Messages

7 months ago

I need to access my old @sbcglobal.net account and I need help resetting the password.

New Member

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5 Messages

@ATTHelp Still need help

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5 Messages

@ATTHelp Please help

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